Alabama, Arkansas, I do love my Ma & Pa
Not the way that I do love you

Holy roly, me, oh my, you’re the apple of my eye
Girl, I’ve never loved one like you

Man, oh man, you’re my best friend, I scream it to the nothingness
There ain’t nothin’ that I need

Well, hot & heavy, pumpkin pie, chocolate candy, Jesus Christ
There ain’t nothin’ please me more than you

Ahh, Home
Let me come Home
Home is wherever I’m with you
La la la la, take me Home
Baby, I’m coming Home

I’ll follow you into the park, through the jungle, through the dark
Girl, I’ve never loved one like you

Moats & boats & waterfalls, alley ways & pay phone calls
I’ve been everywhere with you

That’s true

We laugh until we think we’ll die, barefoot on a summer night
Nothin’ new is sweeter than with you

 

And in the sticks we’re running free like it’s only you and me
Geez, you’re something to see.


 

I don’t really cry at weddings. It’s not that I am desensitized by them, I just don’t really cry at many happy occasions.  I guess it’s much easier to cry at the sad occasions than the happy ones.  However,  Roxy and Tanner broke me of that on their wedding day.

There was something about their first dance that just really filled my heart with so many emotions that I couldn’t help by tear up while I tried to photograph them. It wasn’t just them, circling around each other, hopping around the dance floor.  It was watching all the people that they loved watching them, and seeing how incredibly happy they were for Roxy and Tanner. There was just so much love, support, and joy in the room that it hit me like a ton of rocks (a lovely ton of rocks, I assure you).

If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you know that 2010 hit me pretty brutally. Losing 4 people in my family so quickly in just  8 months made the world look pretty dim and ugly for awhile. However, I am so thankful for Roxy and Tanner’s wedding to be one of my first weddings of the season, because it truly reminded me of how even though there is a lot of sadness out there, that there is always so much good and happiness the balance it out. So much so that the love was overflowing out of the tiny stone room for two people who were so happy to find each other.

Thank you both, for not only allowing me to photograph the two of you celebrating your marriage, but for everything in between as well. Watching Roxy sing “All my Life” by the Beatles with her father, as Tanner and his mother danced.  Everyone being so excited to blow bubbles at the two of you after being pronounced man and wife. Watching you two give a mass amount of hugs out to everyone.  Seeing people rock out to a Charlie Sheen remix, which I will most likely never see again.

You inspired me to be a better photographer, and to let myself tear up at happy things.

 

Thank you so much to not only my friend Nirav, but also Nima for rocking this out with me. You dudes are awesome, and challenge me to be awesome as well. A few of the above images are theirs!