February 25 2019
When Kelley told me that she and Zach had decided to have an intimate elopement and that they wanted me to photograph it for them, I was honored. You see elopements are so special to me, because I had one myself. I know that by choosing to elope, you are choosing to allow your moment of marriage to only be shared with you, your fiancé, the person marrying you, and a photographer. Woah, what an honor!
When I arrived at their house, Zach was relaxing downstairs while Kelley was upstairs getting ready for their first look. There was no pressure, no stress, and no rigid timeline...and while I absolutely love being a part of the hustle and bustle of a wedding day, elopements just have a different feel and it is truly something special. After their first look, we did portraits on their property and headed off to the church.
As I stood in the isle of an empty sanctuary, with Kelley and Zach getting married by the pastor in the front of the church, I had to take a second to really appreciate this moment...the moment when two of my friends, committed their lives to each other with no other distractions around. They looked at each other in a way that showed the love they shared. And now I get to share those moments for them.
Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Bridges- for letting me in on this special day.