Project 52 Week 38: To Have and To Hold

Saturday evening I had the privilege of photographing Miranda & Jesse’s wedding. The fall farm setting was gorgeous, and having her fathers’ and guests’ airplanes in the background was a memorable touch. This was my first wedding, and since it wasn’t nearly as nerve-racking as I thought it might be, I hope it’s not my last. Do you have a favorite image below – or suggestions for the new wedding photographer?

Ring bearer & flower girl

Miranda & Jesse during vows

Exchanging rings

One of the young guests found a best friend to follow around after the ceremony.

The entire family

Miranda and the groomsmen

Mr. & Mrs.

Showing off the rings

A natural moment in front of their favorite tree

Can’t you see the love in this photo?

Days 329-330: Seven Days of Thankfulness (Days 5-6)

My  husband and I celebrated Thanksgiving with our families on Friday and Saturday. That’s why I’m thankful for our big, extended families and all the time we have together. I have seven cousins and 18 second cousins. Nine kids running around, playing, and decorating cookies at my parents’ house was definitely loud and entertaining, but we wouldn’t have it any other way! And my husband has three siblings, so we have a big immediate family on his side. They had me take a family photo yesterday – the first official family photo that included me and our 2-year-old nephew.

My sister laughs and watches my little cousins play on the chaotic bed.

The Rhodes family photo - my husband's parents, three siblings, brother-in-law, niece, nephew, him, and me.