First loves, do you remember yours? Joy was just in junior high school when she and Kyle met and started hanging out. They began talking and I heard Joy’s mom say lightheartedly as the girls were getting dressed, “I didn’t think it would ever last.” They were so young- Beginning high school!“But here we are.” Their family and friends surrounded them on a bright and sunny summer afternoon as they tied the knot.
Joy and Kyle were both completely ready for the day. I was so excited they chose to do a first look. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a groom beam as big as Kyle did when he turned around to see Joy. It was such a perfect moment! He spun her around, couldn’t take his eyes off his gorgeous bride, and he kissed her and kissed her. Their happiness was infectious then and throughout the rest of the day.
After we grabbed some portraits at a little park near the ceremony and reception site, we headed off for the wedding. As Joy’s grandfather walked her down the aisle, Kyle waited at the end, taking the moment in. Their ceremony was so personable, telling their character, and you could see how much they both loved each and every detail of the other. Family and friends laughed alongside and cheered as Kyle kissed his bride!
These two are seriously s o m u c h f u n. I love when couples actually smash the cake, and oh boy! They sure did! Their first dance was one of my favorites!! I Wanna Grow Old With You. Sooo so perfect. The first dances were absolutely beautiful. Kyle picked up Joy on the dance floor and sang to her. So adorable! I always cry during the father daughter dances, and of course as Joy danced with her grandfather to Butterfly Kisses… which I hear at almost every other wedding, you would think I would be able to keep it together at some point… I had to keep wiping my eyes to see. (Check out Joy’s tattoo on her foot below)
I don’t think I’ve seen so many different ages on the dance floor all at once at a wedding reception! There were kids, parents, and grandmas out there and the reception was such a blast! I think almost everyone was dancing! I was about ready to throw down my camera and join them!
Joy + Kyle, congratulations! Thank you for choosing me to capture your day! I pray you are blessed with a lifetime of love and happiness together as you begin this new chapter.