There seems to be a rash of impromptu weddings as of late, and a few weeks ago I was invited to my friend's Pete's wedding via text! My friend Pete is a no-non-sense kind of guy, and that was so him. This at-home ceremony and reception would be filled with a handful but packed house full of family and friends. This would be intimate and relaxed event. Although I only met Pete's bride only once, she is lovely and sweet. However, not realizing that her English was limited, there were moments when I had use the universal body gestures to get my poses with her. Even with the slight challenge, there was one absolute favorite portrait of hers that was to me the most striking. It was the one where she gazed directly into my camera. Her eyes said it all. Her complete happiness, the confidence of a graceful God-fearing woman, just illuminated from within her. These are the types of portraits I adore. Pete, my friend, you've done well!
The entire cozy evening in their home was filled with conversation, children, parents, and extended family. And there were some snow-throwing silliness going on the deck. Here is a peak at some of the top picks from their blessed day.