You might remember Hailey and Ben from their engagements earlier this year? Or maybe Hailey's beautiful bridal session at the Ivy Place? I knew from those two times and numerous conversations with Hailey that their day would be beautiful and totally centered around their love and family. I've absolutely loved being able to get to know Hailey as both a friend and fellow photographer (she's a budding one, always had an interest in it and clearly has the eye!).. and seeing her sensitive heart for those around her.
It was absolutely adorable to see how nervous Hailey was the entire time up to the ceremony, and LET ME TELL YOU, I normally prefer the dark and moody light but their ceremony was one of the most beautiful ones I've ever been able to photograph. How gorgeous was that light? We were blessed with beautiful weather for sure. Her nervousness faded away as soon as she saw him and she really started to settle into contentment when we finally did their bride and groom portraits. I knew how important they were to her (as they SHOULD be) and we had a long time set aside to do them. And even when we were faced with a handful of people coming up to us to end their bride/groom session early (because of a cake falling over) - she shook her head and said, "I don't care about the cake! It's there, it's fine. Let's do this!" and that made me so happy.
Huge thank you to my partner in crime, Allison Kuhn for coming alongside and having fun and making some beautiful shots with me. Love you, friend!