Whew….after a brief hiatus, I am back to posting! I couldn’t start with a more lovely event than this one. You may remember from a few weeks back, Julie and Mike had a gorgeous engagement session in Mount Airy and on a farm. I mentioned briefly how I had been contacted by the wonderful folks at Shade Trees to participate in Operation Wedding — their way of giving back to military couples by providing one very special couple with a free wedding.
It’s so easy to see why Julie and Mike were the winners of their contest. The love between them is so vivid and beautiful. But the wonderful outpouring of emotion didn’t stop there; Julie and Mike have wonderful family and friends who all came together to make this event absolutely spectacular. There were shouts of happiness, tears of joy, absolute bliss — such true and raw emotion that is every photographer’s dream to be able to capture. On top of all that, Julie and Mike (and their bridal party) are also just so much FUN!! I had a blast getting goofy with them. Even the rain couldn’t stop this happy couple and their friends from having an amazing day and I will always remember running barefoot through the soaking wet grass with Julie (and as Mike tried to beat us there) as we raced to different locations for pictures!
I was so honored to be a part of this day and I’d also like to give a shout out to all the other vendors who donated their time and efforts. I tried to include as much as possible here to reflect everyone’s hard work. I hope I haven’t missed anyone!