I say it ALL the time- but I love that my job revolves around capturing the most special of days. It’s such an honor to be able to capture a day in which two families come together to witness two becoming one and promising to love, cherish, and be faithful to one another for the rest of their lives. It is a POWERFUL thing to witness and photograph- and I absolutely do not take it for granted.
What is even MORE powerful, though, is seeing these amazing couples living their marriage vows out in everyday life- keeping those promises and that commitment. That is my hope and prayer for every couple I get the privilege of working with. Wedding days are SO special- and it’s even more special to see what was promised on that wedding day being lived out– so you can imagine how thrilled I was to be asked to capture a day that reaffirmed an initial wedding day commitment.
I met the Ruppert family a few years ago when they contacted me for some family portraits. Since then, I’ve been able to work with this family a couple more times- for family portraits, and in working with their incredibly talented and sweet daughter, Sophie, in styled shoots and capturing her glorious floral creations. When Gloria contacted me explaining their plans for a vow renewal ceremony- and asking if I would capture a few portraits and details of their big day- I was THRILLED!
Gloria and Jack were married three years ago in a small ceremony and didn’t have a big celebration- and wanted to renew their vows in front of all their family and friends, and celebrate in a BIG way. Gloria wore the most beautiful lace gown, Jack sported a sharp black tux, and their sweet daughter Natalie became their beautiful flower girl.
I had the most wonderful time capturing a few portraits of Gloria, Jack, and Natalie in this amazing celebration- as well as the all the details and hard work that went into making this day so special for them. All the florals were creatively designed and crafted by Jack’s sister, Sophie, of Blossom and Vine Farm- and were an absolute dream to photograph.
Gloria and Jack- thank you so much for asking me to be a part of your renewed promise to each other- I hope these photos will serve as a beautiful reminder to you both of how special and wonderful your love is! Congratulations!