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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Rebecca & Michael :: Wedding Reception

Rebecca and Michael have known each other 6 years.  Working together as EMTs, Rebecca saw a man who would fight to save lives and pour himself out for others.  Over the years, a trust built between them.  They started dating around 3 years later, and they are one. happy. couple. 

Rebecca tells me Michael compliments her beauty each and every day.   And constantly takes care of her.

To quote Rebecca, "He makes me cry, but only because I'm laughing so hard.  He makes me hurt, but only because I love him so much. . . . He shows me everyday how to love unconditionally."
What a loving couple they are.

I love this series of Rebecca below. . . . she is such a glowing, beautiful bride.

Rebecca and Michael had a gorgeous destination wedding 2 weeks ago in Riviera Maya, Mexico.  But a week ago, they celebrated with family and friends in their hometown.  And that's where all of the pictures here take place.

I love that Rebecca's parents (left) and Michael's parents (right) sang karaoke together!  Their song of choice?  We are Family.  Awww.

It was a beautiful night.  Rebecca and Michael, congratulations!!  Thanks for letting me be a part of this special day.

Rebecca with her son Conner . . . who's getting a little sleepy :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Shannah & James :: Home Again!

 It happened in California.  The wedding was small and intimate.  In fact, it was just the two of them.  And between the two of them, they made a commitment they don't regret a bit.  The timing was perfect too, because life has really taken off since then. 

James is a Marine, and since getting hitched, his military career has sent him to Iraq and even Japan, where he and Shannah now live.
Shannah told me she absolutely loves Japan!  But occasionally, even she gets homesick.  So while home for vacation, these two had photos taken near the classic St. Louis landmarks, so they can look at them and be reminded of home. 

The golden light of sunrise made the early morning so worth it. 

Shannah, you are beautiful.


This next one is definitely one of my favorites.  Such a cute couple!

Thanks so much for coming to me!
I loved taking these photos with you, and I sincerely hope they bring the two of you back home instantly every time you look at them! 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Vanessa & Kenny . . . and Benjamin on the way!

Vanessa and Kenny . . . I so enjoyed my time walking around Forest Park capturing memories with these two!  Why?  Well, not only because they are some of the sweetest people there are, which they are, but also because these two have something special in common with me!  Vanessa and Kenny met online . . . on Christian Mingle.  The very same site where I met my husband. 

Vanessa and Kenny met online but had one major hurdle to tackle.  Vanessa lived in Brazil.  However, after years of coming back and forth to meet up, Kenny went to Brazil, married her, and brought her home with him.  Hurdle tackled.  They make a beautiful couple, and it's so wonderful to see the way God can move!

Little Benjamin is due 5 years to the month from when they first talked online.
Enjoy the pictures of this excited couple!

Congratulations, Vanessa and Kenny!  Parenthood already looks good on you!

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