There are times when I really connect with my clients and become more than a photographer, I become a friend and part of their family. This is just one of those examples. I have been working with Hilary’s family for the past five years and they have welcomed me to special events and milestones with open arms. I joke that I am an honorary family member, but really it’s not a joke, it’s true!
Hilary and Wayne are totally a Happily Ever After and it warms my heart to see them together. I was incredibly honored to be the one to capture their day, forever. I know in my past interactions, both in a professional capacity and in a friend capacity, I have laughed and laughed with the two of them. I love it when people have a great sense of humor and can laugh at life. These are also the two crazy kids that I went winter camping with in Illinois two winters ago. It was a frigid December night in Rockford and the low was 19 degrees. Yes we can laugh at how nuts we were! But we survived!
Thankfully their wedding day in October was much more pleasant weather-wise! In fact the lovely blue skies and comfortable fall temps were ideal for a wedding day in the Midwest, if you want my opinion. I was the first one to arrive where Hilary and her mom and sis were getting ready and I felt like I had just arrived at home, that’s how comfy I am around them. And that’s exactly what I did, I made myself at home and began my photographic journey of documenting Hilary and Wayne’s wedding day.
Here are just of a few of my favorite images: