Sometimes, I just know in my blood and guts that I am meant to photograph a certain wedding. When Candis contacted me, it didn’t seem like such perfection on paper–I was like, two days away from my due date–but after talking to her, I knew I had to photograph their big day. The two of them are restoring an old house in American Fork, and after our engagement photos there, there was no doubt their wedding would be magnificent. And it was. They did everything my photographer heart dreams couples would do: focused on things that meant a lot to them and skipped out on things that didn’t, made the day about their love and relationship, and let themselves enjoy the day.
They also waded through the stress and worry and sadness of some close family members being in a very serious car accident shortly before their wedding with really stunning grace. They pulled their wedding together with the help of fabulous family and friends and the most laid-back attitudes–Candis and Andy knew what their wedding was about. It was a beautiful, intimate, lovely celebration of two of the most down-to-earth wonderful people.
Congratulations, Candis and Andy. Thank you for your kindness and for letting me into your lives and your biggest day. You two are absolutely perfect together, and I wish you a million years of happiness in your new family.
Andy surprised Candis with a dance to “Endless Love”–before they met each other, they didn’t believe all that cheesy romantic stuff could actually be real. Whenever either of them started saying something sentimental, the other would start singing “Endless Love” as a joke–but they danced to it because every sappy thing they’d made fun of turned out to be, like, for REAL. One of my favorite first dances I’ve ever photographed.
Venue: Bride and Groom’s home in American Fork, Utah
Paper Goods: Heirloom Paperie
Dress Design: Bride