"You came," the bride said as tears started rolling down her face. "Of course I wouldn't miss your day," the bride’s mom replied as Katrina, the bride, wrapped her arms around her and the tears started running down their face. Katrina had been in the bathroom, putting on the final touches for her day. The details were perfect. The day was running smoothly. It was time for the detail shots. I gathered the dress, the gorgeous sparkled flats, the wedding rings, and the beautiful DIY book bouquet. Something just wasn't right, I didn't feel it was time to leave yet. I walked around the room trying to decide if there was something I was missing, carrying my camera in hand. I turned around and watched the door open and a group of people filing in. A woman wearing a head covering quietly walked into the room and stopped by the bathroom door. Sandra, the bride's mom, had recently been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. The bride and I had talked a few weeks before about how her mother was doing and how she probably would not be able to attend the wedding day, but here she was before my eyes. I pulled the camera up to my face just as Katrina walked out of the bathroom door.
Adam and Katrina, your day was beautiful. We are so honored you picked us to be a part of it as well as for your fun engagement photos! You obviously spent time on all the gorgeous details and had a well organized day. You were such troopers with the rainy weather – Katrina, we were amazing you were willing to do all the outdoor photos, even if it meant your dress would pick up a few leaves and such along the way! We loved how much you loved those around you. Kat, the way you were all ready to go and helped the others get ready was so refreshing. You two were a great way to end our 2017 wedding season! We’ll be praying for you as you continue to embark on this journey of marriage!
<3 Lindsay & Mark