Josiah's family has been friends with my family for a long time because of church connections. I can even remember his family visiting with our church when I was really young, I always thought he was the coolest guy because he'd play with me after worship. :) Flash forward 14 or 15 years, and Josiah sent me an email about photographing his proposal to his girlfriend. I wasn't able to shoot the proposal, but we discussed shooting engagements, and then he and Danielle decided to book me for their wedding too! I was over the moon! Typically the bride to be is the one who books the photographer, so for Danielle to trust Josiah's judgment about me shooting one of the most important days of their lives meant so much to me.
Josiah, Danielle, and I met in downtown Franklin to shoot their engagements. We started shooting at the Starbucks because of their adorable love story. Complete strangers, Josiah came up to Danielle in this Starbucks as she was reading a book. He asked what she was reading, and the rest is history! *Insert the song "Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop" by Landon Pigg ;) * We made our way down the streets and found so many neat places to tucked away to shoot in. I had an absolute blast and couldn't stop shooting. We only stopped once the sun was gone, or we probably could have shot for hours more! I cannot wait for their wedding. I know it's going to be SO incredible!
Have I mentioned how much I love my job lately? Well, I do. Photographing love is such a unique and extraordinary experience that not everyone is blessed with. I am so in love with what I do.