Andrea + Graham's
backyard wedding in Visalia, CA
Have you ever met that couple that just made sense? Like, there is absolutely no need to verbally express their feelings for one another because it's apparent. Not in a TMI sort of way but just their presence? Ya. Those people. Andrea and Graham are totally "those people". When I first met with them they said their wedding was going to be held in a family member's backyard that was covered in green trees with the sun setting as their evening backdrop. I was game! And it was beautiful.
Being that couple that LOVES soccer it's no surprise to me that they wished to incorporate their passion for the sport into their wedding day. I mean, how many brides have you seen playing soccer in her wedding dress?! Ring shot on a soccer ball? I say, HECK yes! And let's not forget the hilarious PRANK Andrea pulled on Graham during their "first looks". A too small wedding dress held on by a ribbon and string left everyone including myself laughing so hard we cried. His groomsman was a great sport! Toping the night off with Superior Dairy ice cream was the best! I highly recommend it for ANY wedding I'm a part of. hint* hint*!
With every wedding I capture I take something away from it to remember it by. With this one it was the wording in their wedding vows. Andrea has two amazing kids that Graham completely adores. In their wedding vows Andrea spoke, "My children are now your children." And Graham stated, "Your children are now my children." Six simple word that speak volumes. It made me tear up and touched my heart. They became a family that day. I was privileged to witness it and honored to photograph it.
A special thanks to my second shooter Gingi with Gingi Freeman Photography!