Friday, November 6, 2015

Kyle + Sarah: A St. Andrews Chapel Wedding

"Yes, you're lovely, with your smile so warm
And your cheeks so soft
There is nothing for me but to love you
And the way you look tonight..."
-Frank Sinatra

When Sarah first contacted me about shooting her wedding, my heart skipped a beat. Kyle and Sarah, who I didn't really know until this day, are a simply *stunning* couple and their love for each as well as for those around them is simply inspiring. Their gentleness, sweet humor, and cheerful disposition make them a couple you know you just want to be around. The location of their wedding was to be at one of the most gorgeous churches I know: St. Andrew's Chapel. Though I had only visited this beautiful church several times, I knew it would be a dream to shoot there, and I was ecstatic that I was open on that beautiful April morning when Sarah would become Mrs. Kyle Stiemann, and when Kyle would finally wrap his arms around Sarah and call her his wife.
It's been such a joy getting to know Sarah and Kyle, and both their families, over these past few months. {And this may be one of my favorite spring weddings to date. <3 <3}
This stained glass window stole my heart rather quickly. <3 
Emily, Sarah {the beautiful bride} and Lauren. These sisters are some of the sweetest girls I've met, and their deep affection and care for each other was truly evident as they began this special day together.
The girls prepared themselves for the day at one of the bridesmaids' home, and the atmosphere was so cheerful and pleasant that it was one of the best prep homes I've ever had the joy of shooting in!
And there was espresso involved, so how could they *not* be happy?!?! ;)
McKenna is an amazing hair stylist. Her work is so, so beautiful, and her friendly, joy filled personality is one which always inspires me!
And then there's the handsome, oh so charming groom. Kyle and Sarah fit together so perfectly as a couple, and as I watched them throughout the day, I couldn't help but rejoice at the providence of God in bringing them together. I mean, how cute are they?!?!
First looks will forever be my favorite from now on... its that special moment, a simple pause in the hustle of the wedding day, to simply stop and savor one's beloved without distraction, hundreds of eyes watching, or a rushed moment when time simply will not freeze for one to fully soak in the depth and beauty of that moment. <3
Those final moments before they became Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Steiemann were filled with jittery excitement and a soft tenderness that simply melted my heart...

Bubbles, excited farewells, and a super happy photographer in the background. 
{A big thanks to my second shooter Jean for rocking it throughout the entire day. I don't know what I would've done without you, Jean! <3 }
Oh, how this day held such a beautiful story as Kyle and Sarah joined their hearts and lives together and became Mr. and Mrs. Stiemann! I'm so honored to have been able to capture it and cherish all the memories made on that day. Congratulations Kyle and Sarah! <3

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