Jaclyn and I didn't get a chance to meet in person before we decided to work together. But I have to tell you, I fell in love with this bride over the phone! In telling me about her wedding, she casually said, "Oh, there's this dilapidated blue house near the church, I thought it would be neat to take pictures there."
Excuse me, did you say dilapidated blue house???!!! Why yes, yes please. I would love to take your photos there! That is just music to a photographer's ears. It was a perfect location to stop for portraits, as Jaclyn had chosen unique touches that carried the beautiful hues of blue watercolors from her invites to the denim pants that the men wore.
Jaclyn and Wesley's day was everything that I love about Texas weddings. Small town, friendly people, groomsmen with holstered guns on their hips (the groom is a police officer, and so was a majority of the wedding party). The best man gave a speech that rivaled the "apples and oranges" toast in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, insisting that the hundreds gathered in the reception hall were really "just like family". The highlight, in my opinion, was Wesley's 89 year old father, who stole more than one dance with the bride while hollering "eat your heart out!". The love that is shared among generations in this family tangibly radiated throughout the room, and you could not help but get swept up in it.
Jac Mack, thank you for taking me along on this journey with you! It was a pleasure to work with your family and be a part of your happily ever after.