Tyler and Sarah were married recently on what was a nice and warm February day. Like 65 degrees warm. How you ask? Well, they were married in Houston, which lies a little closer to the equator and therefore the warmth of the sun! Sarah’s dad, who lives in Houston, received some unfortunate news (to say the least, right?) and was diagnosed with cancer in December. The treatments he’s receiving make it difficult to travel, so it was in question whether he’d be able to make it up to Kansas City for their April wedding. Of course, Sarah and Tyler thought it necessary that he attend the wedding and walk her down the aisle, so they, along with their families, took the wedding to her dad in Texas.
It was an interesting weekend for me as this was the first time that I’ve ever shot a wedding solo, without my lovely wife. Not only that, I was in completely foreign territory with not a clue what was going to be before me! The two families were wonderful in making me feel welcomed and appreciated, so the job wasn’t as difficult as I make it out to be. There were 20 people in attendance for the wedding—super small, but perfect in just about every way. There were lots of emotions mixed in with the day, but the small size and close-knit families gave it a more laid back feel. It didn’t have all the pomp and circumstance of your normal wedding, but a lot of times that’s just unnecessary tradition anyway. This was simple, real and genuine.
I don’t know if it’s just the circumstances, but some of these images are among the all time images that I’m most proud of.