One of the hardest things about our job, hands down, is when we have to miss our friend’s weddings because we are already booked on the day they have chosen for their celebration. One time we were able to shoot a wedding + then go to the end of the reception of one of my college roommate’s weddings afterwards, but that was a really unique situation because both weddings were in the same city + super close to each other! Most often, we are unable to attend.
SO, when one of my best friends from high school emailed me a couple of months ago that not only did she want us to shoot her wedding, but they were going to plan the date around our availability, you can imagine how ECSTATIC I was!! It is a dream for me to shoot ALL of my friends weddings (but again, it’s VERY hard for all the stars to align for that!), so I am soaking up this moment + experience so, SO much!!
At the session, I told Molly that I was actually more nervous than I had been in a long time for her session + of course, she responded, “WHY!??! It’s ME!!” Yes, we’ve known each other for a LONG time — not only were we in the same friend group in high school (we road tripped to all the away football games together, spent the night at each other’s houses, talked about boy problems, you get the idea!!), but she + I also danced together on the dance team at our high school, + that experience in + of itself was extremely bonding for Molly + I! We were both Captains for the team + very passionate about leading well, winning (obviously!), + working hard. Some of my very best memories with Molly are on the competition floor : ) Naturally, I was nervous because I want the photos to be PERFECT for her + I don’t know why, but knowing someone SO well going into a session makes it more nerve-wrecking than if I don’t already know them!! Maybe I’m crazy.
The memories I have with Molly are so special to me because now I see where Molly is + all that she is doing (she is an INCREDIBLE teacher in our hometown + now coaching the Middle School Dance Team!!), + she is also building a life with a man who loves her SO much. Molly + Kevin have a story that is so sweet, so beautiful, + SO powerful, goodness … I will tell you that these two are a force to be reckoned with. They are a PERFECT pair + such a good team. Kevin is HILARIOUS (which is great because Molly laughing is one of my favorite things ever!), he is quirky, lovable, determined, + so inviting. He is committed to her + their life together, + you KNOW that is something I can totally get behind : )
Without further adieu, let me introduce you to a couple that has SUCH a special place in my heart in our 2017 season!! Meet Kevin + Molly!!!
This is Molly’s grandma’s ring!! So beautiful!!
I just love this next little set because it is so them : ) Kevin has had this ugly Green Bay Packers sweater forever (okay, it’s not actually a Packers sweater but for obvious reasons, its been deemed a Packers sweater) + it’s something he is kind of famous for ; ) For a long time, the two joked that Molly needed to get a matching ugly sweater to keep up with Kevin! One day, a package came in the mail with a NEW ugly Packers sweater + Kevin was SO excited because he thought Molly had bought it for him as a surprise … unfortunately for Kevin, she had bought the sweater for herself + now these two are as adorable as ever in their matching green + gold sweaters!!!
A favorite : )