This wedding guys. I just can’t even. I have been sitting with the blog post ready unable to really come up with the right words to describe this day or Heather and Randall properly. So instead I will tell you a story. I decided to go full-time photographer back in April (can’t believe it was only that long ago…) but Heather and I were working together at the Humane Society and in February she asked me about wedding photography. I had only primary shot one wedding on my own and done ZILLIONS of second shooting jobs but i knew that I was going to go full time and weddings were going to be my thing, and that my experience as a second shooter had me prepared to do this so I signed them up. Immediately we clicked. Heather and Randall are MY KIND OF COUPLE.
Down to earth, compassionate, intelligent, respectful and amazingly fun people. As they started describing their perfect day I knew they were EXACTLY the kind of couple I wanted to tell stories about. Their love story is so inspiring I get tears in my eyes every time I think about them. Their barefoot August wedding in Hudsonville was just amazing. I spent so much time with them before (and still after this!) and it still seems like not enough. They are so in love it is so contagious it just makes you want to give out a lot of hugs. Their wedding was put together by friends and family, I even helped do their flower arrangements (a huge love of mine and former occupation!) in a backyard that was just amazing. The whole day was fantastic. Still the best food I have EVER had at a wedding (umm Chinese food at a wedding? YES PLEASE!) and some amazing cupcakes by another friend.
While I booked them as my ‘first’ wedding of 2014 I did six other weddings alone before them which really helped me get things down. Their wedding party have become some of my best friends and I just couldn’t imagine where I would be today without their support. Thank you Heather and Randall for believing in me and letting me capture how amazing this day was. You two are my favorites and I cannot wait for the next leg of your journey (they just asked me to help announce they are PREGNANT! I am so excited for them..they are the best dog/cat parents I know they will make amazing human parents as well). I LOVE YOU TWO SO MUCH <3 Cheers to many more years of capturing memories with you guys!