Let me tell you all the reasons why I loved this day (lolololol as if I could possibly list every single one of them): 1) Emmaline + Nikita are the epitome of lovely human beings — there is a refinement and softness and subtlety about them mixed with their kindness that just equals loveliness. 2) Nikita’s grandma and her camera is the cutest thing I may have ever witnessed. 3) Theirs was the first Greek orthodox wedding ceremony I had ever photographed — the guests surround the couple in a sort of semi-circle with everyone in pretty close proximity to each other which made for guests a much more intimate part of the ceremony. Plus the amazing St Seraphim Cathedral was full of ornate paintings and a skylight which made for some pretty epic documentation possibilities. 3a) Also Nikita dropped the ring during the ceremony and the progression of those photos makes me giggle each and every time I look at them. 4) Emmaline is a deep feeler (or at the very least was this day) like myself and that always makes my job so fun to document all the emotions. 5) We took portraits throughout the day in multiple locations is always a favorite of mine — a little here, a little there, always enough time to stop and breathe deeply before moving on to the next stop. As you look through the post you’ll see how they were just kind of scattered throughout the day, not one bulk all-or-nothing-set portrait time, more of an ebb and flow. 6) Their Hotel Crescent Court reception was intimate and slow paced and full of toasts and talking and love.

It was a storytelling day through and through and those will forever and always be favorites of mine.

There are a LOT of really cool things about my job. Like, a ton. But one of those really, really cool things about my job is getting to see the “before” at the engagement session, then witness the very first day of a couple as FAMILY on their wedding day and then my job gets exponentially cooler to be invited back to do a newborn/family session however long down the road.

This was the case with Taylor + Danny — I shot their engagement session in 2014, their wedding in 2015 and then in 2019 I had the joy of documenting the addition of their dear son Luca into their family.

What a joy joy joy joy.

It was just two short hours I spent documenting Valerie and Adam joining their lives together in front of their immediate families — and it made for a most special morning for all.

The following two images are from the moments Adam suddenly realized her dress was backless hahaha.

Y’all hit me up for all the elopements! As much as I will always love large celebrations of marriage too, there is something so lovely about the simplicity of an elopement that feels so incredibly special to witness and document.

Many, many thanks to Valerie + Adam for having me as your wedding photographer.

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