One of the most inspiring aspects to owning a photography company is being an intimate part of a bride and groom’s wedding day.  As the photographers, we get the privilege of being behind the scenes.  We are given the honor of following the bride all day long to capture the event as it naturally unfolds in front of her eyes.  Because of this proximity, we get to know the couple quite well. 

Hands down…my favorite part of the day…is being the only person who gets to observe a father and daughter before they walk down the aisle.  I try to remain still and inconspicuous during this magical moment filled with brewing emotion.  Nate positions himself in the church during the processional.  The fathers are sometimes speechless, sometimes nervous, sometimes humorous but always in awe of their daughter’s beauty donned in their finest.  I imagine it is a moment all fathers kind of dread in a way but at the same time they cling to the last moment alone.  Even writing this it gives me goose bumps. 

Naturally, our children are surrounded by the wedding industry.  So, it should not come as a surprise that Emerson and Gage pretended to get married last week.   But it was especially sweet they entered into fake matrimony because these two were like oil and water from the beginning.  In fact, I caught Gage dragging Emerson by the neck down the hall at age two weeks.  As they have been in Montessori together this year, however, their opinions of one another have changed….thankfully! 

On this particular rainy day they decided they wanted to both get married to each other AND go to the prom!  Not sure where they even learned about prom?  The video must be their first dance?!? Nonetheless, it made me think about how someday Tim will have that MOMENT with our girls that he will get to treasure forever. 

P.S. I do wonder where Emerson learned to ‘bat’ her eyes.

2 Responses to “marriage”

  1. Betsy Roeder Says:

    Love all the new blog posts! The kids are too cute. See you guys in a week!

  2. Kaleigh Says:

    This is precious. Of course it was prom! They had coordinating outfits. And I think Cam’s commentary is priceless. Miss you guys!

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