Sometimes girls ask me tentatively if I will travel to shoot their wedding. I always smile (or smile as I email them a response), “Yes, I absolutely travel.”
I adore out of state weddings – I mean, the thought of traveling somewhere new is enticing enough – but throw a beautiful, be-gowned bride and a stunning capitol and a whole lotta Nebraska love into the mix, now that’s something I absolutely cannot ignore.
Every little detail in this wedding was meticulous, and the result: lavish. The invitations were hand written, buckets of flowers overflowed her kitchen and dining room, the sanctuary grand and light-drenched, the colors soft and subtle.
Lizzie and I met on Couch Surfing. My Austin guy and I wanted to squeeze in a quick weekend trip to see each other during the fall, and Lincoln, NE was halfway between his seminary in Minneapolis and my place in Oklahoma City. After scrutinizing a dozen or so profiles, I sent Lizzie a message, to which she quickly sent an affirming response.
We spent 2 nights at her Lincoln home and got to know her a little in the process. She was the proud owner of a collection of theology books, a lover of red wine, and engaged to her college sweetheart. And she found out I was a wedding photographer.
Not long after our November rendezvous, an inquiring email showed up in my inbox, and I had the thrill to drive up and photograph that cold March marriage (Lizzie was an unbelievable trooper through these – it was cold and windy outside but she stuck it out with a smile!) and I’m SO excited to finally show off the product.