I have a lot of history with the Seymour family. I first photographed Bethie + Jeremy marry 7 years ago, then Jeremy’s brother’s wedding in 2011. Following those weddings, as their families grew, I was lucky to do their family portraits! We have kept in touch through social media and I’ve loved following their lives.
One year, during Bethie + Jeremy’s family photos, Shauna came along to help with little Liam. I insisted on taking a portrait of Shauna for, perhaps, a online dating profile. She laughed at the suggestion, politely insisted she wouldn’t be joining such a thing, but allowed me to take her photo anyway. While my interactions with Shauna had been limited to her as a bridesmaid at her sisters wedding, social media and her joining family portrait sessions, I could tell this girl was special. She’s infections, she’s gorgeous and you can tell her heart is good.
A while after seeing her last, I started noticing her pictured with a boy on Facebook. A handsome boy, named Andrew, that she seemed to be absolutely smitten about. One day, I got a message from Shauna, they were engaged! She asked if I’d be willing to photograph their wedding…YES, yes yes yes!!
The day finally came in early June and to say that this day and this couple is special would be an understatement. The energy of their day, if I could put it into one word, would simply be joyful. There were smiles everywhere you looked.
One thing that stood out to me at their wedding, when John, Shauna’s father explained that when Drew asked to marry Shauna he said “I love her heart” and that is truly evident in the way that he looks at her. There is such a tremendous love and admiration shared between the two of them and it was an honor to be part of and document their day.