When I think about Katie and TJ- my mind is flooded with ALL the good things- and I start by thinking back on their sunrise session last fall. . .
To back track, I first met Katie in high school through church youth group. We went to a few church camps together and quickly became friends. Katie is absolutely one of the most kind and gracious people you will ever meet; a sweet sweet soul, and as her wonderful sister Jenny so endearingly would say, she’s “precious”.
When I found out Katie was engaged, I do as I always do when people of such caliber get engaged- I pray and pray and hope that I’ll be the lucky photographer to capture the lovely. Prayer works, as prayer always does.
My first meeting with both Katie and TJ was on a FRIGID morning last October…at sunrise– add a silly girl as papparazzi for the morning (hi, that would be me)- and you’ve got the makings of a potentially uncomfortable start to the day- what with the early morning frozen temps. But….it was far from uncomfortable. These two were graceful, loving, and kept each other warm amid the wind chill- and getting know them as a couple was such a pleasure to witness. I’m going to be honest here and say that not every man enjoys taking pictures- especially at the crack of dawn on a COLD day. . . but, it didn’t faze TJ the slightest. It is so evident how much TJ adores his bride- and capturing their beautiful relationship is why I love my job. Couples with love like this are MY ideal couples.
Katie and TJ swapped their freezing cold engagement session day for the most beautiful sunny October wedding day at Liberty Mountain. Katie greeted me in her bridal suite with the most beautiful anticipatory smile- and the rest of the day was full of beauty in moments, forever promises, and everything in between. There wasn’t a part of their day that I didn’t love, and there’s not a thing about them that I don’t adore.
Mr. and Mrs. Guenthner – I am so thankful for you two and for the immense blessing of working with you on the biggest and best day. You two are something so so special.
Enjoy a few of my favorites from Katie and TJ’s Liberty Mountain Wedding :
Venue | Liberty Mountain Resort
Bride’s Dress | David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids | David’s Bridal
Groomsmen | Men’s Wearhouse
Floral Design | A’Bloom
Hair & Make-Up | JKW Beauty
DJ | Shewsical
Cake | Jennifer Horn of Créme de la Cakes
Catering | Liberty Mountain Resort
Favors | Cookies from the “aunt’s cookie table”
Second Photographer | Taylor Parra