There are so many "best parts" of learning more about my clients. From how they met, to their first date and how they like to spend time together. Josh and Jess met because Jess's best friend married Josh's brother Ben! They all had played sand volleyball together and been on vacations together before Josh and Jess started dating.
They knew each other casually but it wasn't until Josh sent Jess a Secret Santa e-gift card that the curiosity of having an admirer opened the way to the start of a relationship.
Josh had a beautiful engagement ring made which he put in an ornament and had it on the tree during a family dinner during the holidays! Jess "found" the special ornament and said he did a great job in choosing the design.
They love to be outdoors and spend time with family and their dogs. They also are fond of gnomes so they are represented as "husband and wife" on the wedding party table. One of the photo requests was to capture their goofy nature and I love that they were themselves during the engagement session and during the wedding bridal portraits.
Jess had some special requests for photos on the wedding day which included her great grandmothers 50th wedding anniversary ring. Jess was born on her grandmothers wedding anniversary and her grandmother gave her the ring. She added a September birthstone to the center of the ring, as she was married in September along with her grandparents and great-grandparents! Another request was the generational kiss photo which is one of my favorites.
There were so many sentimental elements throughout the day from the personal notes between the couple, the gifts shared, and the father daughter first look. Having the large private bridal suite to get ready in at The Foundry-45 was perfect to capture all of these moments.
Josh and his groomsman were fun and outgoing, and you can catch a glimpse of that in their crazy socks and Ben kissing Josh during wedding party photos, when I suggested a kiss, (meant for Jess & Josh)! The fun continued during speeches with laughter, and some tears because of the definite bond between families.