{Photography} Claire & Brad's Wedding

"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."

~Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to capture Claire and Brad's wedding day. This family has a very special place in my heart because I have been Claire's youngest daughter's art teacher for the past two years. Man, was Melanie surprised to see me outside of the art room!

This family much like my own is blended, Claire has two, Melanie and James and Brad has three, Tanner, April, and Faith. Before the wedding I spent a little time with their 5 kids taking pictures and learning a little about them. We talked about school, what grade they each were in, how Tanner is going to college this year and much more. But out of all the things we chatted about one thing stood out to me beyond anything else- their love and kindness towards one another. Truly amazing.

"A circle of strength and love.

Our family, founded on faith, joined in love,

kept by God."

-Unknown

Here are a few of my favorite moments from their beautiful wedding day... Enjoy!

And a few silly moments of these two love birds! Just had to share! You don't have to be serious all the time... especially on your wedding day.

And that ring?!