I met Sara and Michael in 2019 when I had the privilege of photographing Michael’s sisters wedding. At the time Sara and Michael weren’t engaged but I remember her already being a part of the family, and how cute the two of them were that weekend. You could tell then that their relationship and love were for real and I had hoped that when their time to get married came around they’d remember me and the work we did for their family.
Fast forward and I cannot tell you how excited I was when just a few months later that email came through. Having the chance to shoot a second (or more times) for a family is the absolute biggest honor I can think of. It’s a huge endorsement and the best review I can receive!
This year has been tough, and Michael and Sara’s original wedding plans were vastly different than what took place this August. Even still, I know that their wedding day took on a different level of significance and joy than they were expecting. Their adapted plan included a smaller ceremony (maybe 50 guests) followed by an intimate seated dinner at Dallas Country club with only immediately family and grandparents. The dinner was highlighted by a slideshow edited and produced by Sara’s brother that left everyone in tears. After dinner the grandparents and more vulnerable family members went home and the couple was joined at the club for late night drinks, food, and music by the always great Ray Johnston Band.
This wedding, yet again, proved that the most important part of any wedding is the commitment between the couple and I think the pictures in the slideshow prove that we can tell a meaningful and important wedding day story no-matter the size of the event.
– Carter Rose