He saw her on TV when she first started at KFOR, and told his buddies at the firehouse that he was going to meet her, ask her out, and marry her. He had been a big fan of hers for a few years, and by pure coincidence, they happened to be at the same gas station one day. While she was grabbing something to drink after a workout, she noticed this totally hot guy out of the corner of her eye. He struck up a conversation with her, and the rest is, as they say...history.
After two engagement shoots, Bridals in Chicago in January, and the actual wedding day itself- I've come to know Emily outside of the public eye. She is kind, generous, and beautiful inside and out. Both her and Michael are an exact fit for eachother- perfect in every way- they seem to revolve around eachother like a pair of planets.
Skip to the wedding day, March 19, 2016 was perfect in every way. Once again, as if the heavens curated the entire event! While there are thousands of favorites, here are just a few.
Writing a little love note before the ceremony.
Her mom Molly was helping her get dressed, and I loved this shot of them both.
Their first look was awesome. I'm going to nerd out for a second and tell you that the lighting was absolutely perfect. In fact I actually made Emily wait for a cloud to pass over the sun before she came out. We hurried up and shot some wonderful photos, then as soon as the sun came out again- we changed locations. His reaction was EVERYTHING! Aren't they a beautiful couple??!!
Precious Okie was the ring-bearer; he had the rings tied around his collar. I remember Emily telling me, "He's our son, of course he's going to be in the wedding!" Another reason I really like her so very much.
Michael and Emily's wedding was not just a wedding, it was an exclusive event. Everything was carefully planned, and Camden from Emerson Events was freaking fantastic. I'm not gonna lie, that girl was on top of everything! She was a pleasure to work with and gave us the creative freedom and time we needed to get some spectacular shots. With the KFOR band, and a dance performance (several actually), it was awesome to photograph, and a privilege to experience. I'm so thankful that I met Emily and Michael and had the chance to capture some of the most important moments of their life and love. Thank you Emily, and thank you Michael, I'm so lucky to call you the best of friends.
Dress: Moliere Bridal Cake: C.Birds Cakes, Grooms Cake: E Michelle's Cakes, Venue: Gaylord Pickens Museum, DJ: Jeremy Miller of BTP Productions, Videography: Ty Uhles, Photography: Leia Smethurst, Wedding Planner: Emerson Events, Catering: Abbey Roads Catering