When I first met Amy, she was in middle school always hanging around her big sister, Meredith, and I who were in high school at the time. Through my friendship with Meredith over the years, I also got to know Amy, who you can always recognize through her beaming smile that lights up any room she’s in. I was excited to hear that Amy’s soul met it’s match through Bill, who she met at church one night. I was even more excited and honored to have Stephen and I be asked to document their beautiful wedding day. Though a tropical storm loomed near by with rain on and off throughout their day, and the ceremony having to be moved inside, nothing stopped Amy from keeping that signature smile on her face throughout her day. Her and Bill’s wedding was such a Christ-filled and emotional day that left me in tears many times behind the camera. The whole crowd was in tears as well when half way through the ceremony, when it came to Bill’s part to say his vows, he stopped, took off his jacket to reveal his t-shirt underneath that said boldly “I LOVE HER”, then got on his knee to take his bride’s shoes off and surprise her by wash her feet the way Jesus served His people. Watching this, as Amy wiped away her tears of joy, I was so happy to see this oncee little girl I knew, end up with a man that was not only crazy about her, but put Jesus first in the foundation of their love and marriage. And as I always say about God shining on wedding days, He was so good to clear up the skies long enough to take a few photos outside during the important parts of the day that we needed sunshine.
Here’s some of our favorites from their emotionally beautiful day.