Brianna & Joel were married in Hope just a few weekends ago and we took their formal photos in the back woods at Kawkawa Lake, just behind the christian camp that her parents manage. I seem to be attracting all these brides who want their photos in the throngs of the forest and that’s pretty dang awesome, because its hard to NOT get a good picture with all kinds of beauty around!! I was with the girls in the morning, capturing all their prep. It was so special to have both Brianna’s mom AND grandma there to see her get ready! Weddings are about family first and foremost and I love seeing that play into all of my couple’s days!
My fabulous second shooter Kendra was with the guys in the morning. I had forgotten to forewarn her that the bridal party was a big one so I think she was a bit taken off guard by all the testosterone she encountered that morning with the males. Thank goodness she’s good under pressure and can make anyone laugh 😉
We snuck out after everyone got ready for a quick first look at the church where they got married and then made our way into the depths of the forest for all the formal photos pictured here 🙂