Jim + Kate | Becoming the Unfrieds

They met while working on building a church, but neither Jim nor Kate knew they were building their future wedding chapel.

They met while working on building a church, but neither Jim nor Kate knew they were building their future wedding chapel.

I shoot weddings the way I hope someone will shoot mine one day: thoughtfully, creatively, and thoroughly. The more weddings I photograph, the more I come to understand and appreciate all of the detail that goes into them. No two weddings are the same, and a photographer must adapt to the different timelines, traditions, and expectations for each couple on their wedding day.

Each couple and their families work so hard to incorporate not only their unique love story, but also the individual qualities of their character. These features can be seen in everything from the venue chosen to the bundt cake flavors.

That's the most beautiful thing about a wedding, to me. They are so unique. Weddings in my generation, especially, seem to be taking advantage of that truth. Today, from a photographer's perspective, I am seeing more and more elopements, intimate ceremonies and receptions, and unprecedented wedding "traditions" than ever before. 

When we think about a wedding, in its most basic form, it is the act and celebration of uniting 2 people. So why not do that in your own way? Who says weddings have to be huge, extravagant, and costly? Who says they have to be small, intimate, and confined to a certain tradition?

I am so looking forward to continue to photograph these uniquely special milestones all across the wedding board. Below are some shots from the wedding of Jim & Kate, who met while working together to build the very church they would one day end up getting married in:

 

Jenna Renee

It only took me nine months of working in the data analytics industry post-graduation to realize that I was destined for something greater.

It only took me nine months of working in the data analytics industry post-graduation to realize that I was destined for something greater.

 
 
 

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