stephanie & josh are married!

i hope everyone knows a couple as fun and happy as stephanie & josh- a couple who cares deeply about one another and everyone around them and realizes the beauty in every moment.  getting to know the two of them (and their families) was such a blessing for us and capturing their wedding day was such a joy. matt and i are used to observing conversations and hugs and celebration through our lenses but photographing stephanie & josh as they shared such a beautiful day with their friends and family held an extra something that really drew us to them. i think it could be described as intentionality- but it was more than that. no matter what was going on, no matter what they were in the middle of, stephanie & josh always took the time and energy to make every encounter with a guest (or even a vendor!) important and meaningful. stephanie & josh are two people very much in love who also make room to embrace and love others. and life! their adventures in their little village in germany (and europe beyond) are so full of happiness and inspiration as they embrace a variety of cultures different from what they knew stateside. what an inspiration! and what a blessing it was for us to capture their wedding celebration. :)

josh’s mom created this stunning chuppah using the lace from stephanie’s mom’s wedding dress- what a beautiful family heirloom!

early spring weddings in atlanta have the potential to be some of the most beautiful of the year- stephanie & josh’s day was just perfect. the air was cool but the sun added a touch of warmth- so refreshing and¬†rejuvenating!

after the ceremony, stephanie & josh set aside a little time for some twilight portraits in the park. to me, these images are just so peaceful and sweet. just looking at them i can remember how quiet it was in the park and how stephanie & josh sweetly whispered to one another while we photographed them and how the tips of my fingers were tingling with numbness when we entered their warm and inviting reception. what an excellent night. :)

stephanie & josh, thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful day with us- it was a joy to capture it all! we wish you both the very best- please have a delicious german beer for us in the very near future. :)

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