The Ramirez wedding was so enjoyable to photograph. For starters, Lauren and Jerimiah make the best couple. They are kind, funny, a little bit wild (at least Jermiah is) and so good to the people close to them. At one point I asked Jerimiah to use the rope swing. I was sort of kidding, but mostly hopeful that if anyone would do it, it would be Jerimiah. He didn't disappoint. As I was editing through the photos, all I could think was, "I'm so glad he didn't fall" because it wasn't until after that, that we realized there were rotten walnuts under the tree :/ Again, I'm so sorry about that, Lauren!
Along with the couple being so enjoyable, their family and friends were too. I've never seen two extended families turn into one so effortlessly.
Enjoy these images of a genuinely great couple and their wonderful family and friends<3
Ceremony and Reception: Maywood Stone Barn, Rochester MN
Jess and Christiaan. I knew I would love these two from the very beginning. Well, I actually met with Jess and her mom, Tomomi, so I figured worse case, I would love the bride and mother-of-the-bride. But of course, it turns out that the couple and both of their families are wonderful.
There's a lot of things I like about this couple, but my favorite quality is that they cherish their family and friends. Their wedding day was special for them, but even more importantly, they put emphasis on the ones they cherish most. It was incredible to see how many people traveled from all over the world (seriously, ALL over) to spend the day with Jess and Christiaan, but not surprising.
As soon as we left this wedding, I turned to my assistant and said, "I feel a little sad." The feeling of sadness was genuine and only because I really came to love these two.