Before jetting out of town to go visit the windy city, I combined two of my most favorite things in this world; good friends and rockin' photography!
Patrick and I go wayyyyyyyy back to Kindergarden; almost 20 years! Wow, I feel so old just typing that, but it's true! Patrick and I went to Mariners Christian School from Mrs. Nielson's Kindergarden class all the way to Mr. Bahadoor's eighth grade homeroom and have kept in touch ever since. I can't tell you how weirdly awesome it was to photograph my good friend and his soon to be wife! While going through these pictures, I stopped on more than several occasions just marveling at life and how surreal this all was (shooting a friend's wedding) and felt an overwhelming sense of honor to even be involved with Patrick and Lauren's day! As I'm sure you'll be able to see in about 2 milliseconds, Patrick and Lauren love live, love another, and LOVE to laugh! Undoubtedly those have the been the cornerstones of their long distance relationship this past year, and I have no doubt it's what will enrich the rest of their lives together :)
Here are a handful of some our favorites! Enjoy! And to Patrick and Lauren....you guys are AWESOME! We cannot wait to shoot your wedding!
**I know that it's out of order, but I wanted to end with one of my favorite shots of the day! Isn't this how every woman wants to be? Swept off her feet, going off into the sunset with the love of her life? :) **
AND IN KEEPING WITH BLACKMAIL THURSDAY TRADITION, HERE IS A PICTURE OF PATRICK AND I IN GRADESCHOOL! (I remember my mom getting mad at me for not tucking in my shirt! haha, weird huh?)
Can you spot me? Can you spot Patrick? :)