Tammy and I met when I was a freshman in high school and in these nine years, we have seen eachother grow into the adults we are today. She had been my "adopted big sister", I confided in her and she threw pillows and stuffed animals at me in the middle of the night during sleepovers. Tammy has always been an absolute blast to be around; she cracked me up, gave me advice, and helped so much in the process of coming out of my shell in my teenage years. When she asked me to take her engagement photos, and then wedding photos, I was absolutely ecstatic.
I remember when she first started talking to Sean seven years ago. We had gone to Six Flags together with some friends and the girl was smiling and giggling at her little flip phone. The. Entire. Day. Standing in ride for lines- texting with Sean. At the food court- texting with Sean. On roller coaster- there's no evidence of this one but let's be real- texting with Sean. We knew she was smitten. "He's so cute guys, " she would tell us.
Life has changed so much since then, but on May 30, 2015, when she married the love of her life, she was still smiling and giggling exactly the way she did seven years ago. And I got to capture it all.
These ladies were a riot to hang out with. I adore the people who make me laugh behind my camera.
I had been taking shots of the church when one of the bridesmaids ran up to me as this moment was happening. "She's reading a letter from Sean. You HAVE to get a photo of it". I'm so glad I did; this moment made me melt.
Shoutout to all guys out there: if your future wife sees this expression as she walks up the aisle towards you, it will shatter her to pieces in the best way possible. Does that make sense?
Sean, you broke the heart of every person in the room.
These guys knew how to work the camera so well.
When we first met to plan for the wedding, I asked Tammy what her theme would be. "Hot pink and Disney," she had said. Holy crap did she deliver in the classiest, most gorgeous way possible.
I adore how much these two adored eachother.
After a super sweet dance with his mother. You can just tell how much he loves her.
One of the most emotional parts of the wedding: tragically, Tammy's father had passed away two years ago and in his honor, she danced with her seven uncles. Not a single eye in the room was dry as each uncle made her laugh and reminisce about her father. It was a truly heart-wrenching, but deeply beautiful moment I could never forgot.
Tammy being Tammy, as she fake throws her bouquet to her guests. I love how much fun this girl is.
My favorite image of the day. We snuck off to an empty, quiet foyer to capture this intimate moment during the reception.
The face of a man who's in love.