I love big weddings, really I do. But personally, I find it hard to beat the closeness and intimacy of an elopement ceremony. Which is why they are favorite thing to photography. And this one was no different.
Kendall and Justin had first reached out to me about shooting an elopement ceremony at the courthouse, but I suggested a small ceremony at one of the cabins and they just ran with the idea!
What you see here is the full attendance of the ceremony; a best friend who officiated, and a another pair of best friends to sign as witnesses. It doesn't get any better than that, although it helps when the bride and groom are a pair of awesomely fun and goofy firefighters. Speaking of which:
Having never worked with firefighter gear before, I can now confidently say that it is very heavy, but great to photograph. We started the session of with a little couples time in his gear before the ceremony.
And of course we had to show off the muscles with the classic fireman's carry, although Justin had a little too much fun with that one if you ask me...
The ceremony was brief, but so sweet, a couple of letters read and vows exchanged. The sun decided to poke through the clouds at the end making the whole thing seem so warm and cozy.
And before we knew it rings were exchanged and a kiss was shared.
(Quick interjection, if you have never seen the ZaZa Cabin, its seriously worth checking out for a honeymoon or couples getaway. Double sided fireplace right next to a huge Jacuzzi tub? Yes please! More info on this place here.)
So in conclusion what I will say is this:
Kendall, Justin, thank you for the great time. I hope you many happy years and that you enjoy the photos.
And if you are considering a small ceremony in the Broken Bow area, then give me a call, and lets talk about how we can capture your special day!