Dear Catherine and Josh, I am so glad that Mark and I were able to share in your special day with you. Josh, you have a way of making everyone feel comfortable when they're around you. I loved the atmosphere of your getting ready space. All the guys gathered around the tv trying to catch what they could of the Carolina game. Not once did you seem nervous or distracted. You greeted everyone with big hugs and genuine smiles. Your heart is my favorite thing about you. Catherine, your genuine nature draws people in. Your dressing room environment was completely different. It was calm, peaceful, and genuine. It was full of the same excitement, but on a different spectrum. As I watched your reflection through some of your bridesmaids eyes, I could see how much they value you in their lives. You are cherished and loved, and it was easy for me to see why. My favorite memory of the day happened during your reception. The crowds were thick around you and I could barely see through to the middle. Then, the crowd shifted enough so that I could see you two dancing in the middle. I caught just a glimpse of you two laughing together. It felt like during that moment, it was just you two, alone on the dance floor. I saw in that moment how much you not only love each other, but how great of friends you are. Friendship in marriage is one of my favorite things; I love that you both have that. We LOVED photographing your wedding. Let's plan a vow renewal in 10 years...j/k
Brittani and Kevin are such a dear couple in my life. Brittani and I have worked together for the past 2 years, and Kevin and I have played music together off and on for the past 2.5 yrs. The emotional/spiritual connection that I have with both of them is unbelievable. To have the extreme honor of photographing their wedding was life changing for me. It was an emotionally charged day, full of laughter and tears. I'll never forget driving Brittani to the First Look location; we were both sobbing while listening to worship music. We had a quick prayer, then I ran to be with Kevin. I'll never forget Kevin's face as he waited for his bride; both joy and nervousness hitting him in waves. When she told him to turn around, all time stood still.
I was blown away at how many intricate details were a part of this day. Brittani and her mom did a fabulous job putting this wedding together. For an entire year, she collected vintage items to display at their reception. She also designed beautiful custom pieces that encompassed the combination of her and Kevin's artistic personalities and design styles. There is no way that I could've photographed this wedding without Sara Davis as my second shooter. She loves Brittani as much as I do, and it was blast working alongside her. Their wedding ceremony was at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Goldsboro. I can't think of a more appropriate place for them to exchange their vows. Brittani grew up being in plays on that stage, not to mention that it was a perfect place for a musician to get married. I loved that Kevin was able to have his worship team filling up the theatre with their favorite worship songs. One of my favorite memory was of the band playing "Fix You" as the bridal party walked down the aisle. Brittani walked in right at the huge build into the bridge. I didn't know whether I should cheer or take pictures. It was such a powerful moment. (And yes, I chose to take pictures instead).
Brittani and Kevin, thank you for sharing your day with Sara and I. We loved serving you through photographing your wedding. You have lived a life of sacrifice in order to bless others, we LOVED returning the favor and using our gifts to bless you. I pray that as you look through these photos, you will feel the same emotions you felt on your day. I pray that in 10 years, you will remember the beauty and intensity of your day. I love you both!
One of the most breathtaking images I have ever taken. This is of Brittani seeing her brother for the first time.
This face sums up the First Look experience. I love it!
I loved how Kevin made Brittani spin around multiple times so that he could see every detail of his bride.
The weather and sun was PERFECT!
Kevin looks so handsome in these two pics.
What an amazing bridal party! They were a blast!
I loved all of the personal details they brought into the Theatre. Chandelier, doors, linens....beautiful!
I loved that Brittani worshipped the Lord together for their first moments as a married couple.
These silhouettes are my favorites!
Look at all these details!!!
My biggest regret was not taking a second to have one of these mocha drinks.
Brittani and Kevin....I love you to the moon and back!