A Winfrey Point Wedding: Shelly + Casey
Photographing couple’s weddings is one of the great privileges of my life. It is a privilege because I get to document one of the most special days in their lives and certainly one of the most special days in their lives together. Occasionally, this privilege gets taken up a little notch and that is when I get to capture weddings for couple’s who I get to do life with on a regular basis. Couples who are dear friends.
For Casey and Shelly, not only did I get to be there for the day they said ‘I Do,’ but I also got to be there the day they met. We had gotten a group together to go out of Mexican food followed by two-stepping. Two things I love a lot! I had met Casey through church and we had actually gone on a river float trip a year and a half prior. I met Shelly not too long after that when she joined our women’s Bible study through church. My roommate and I had invited both of them, not thinking a thing about it. Well, that night at dinner Casey noticed this beautiful blue-eyed gem across the table. He was enchanted. So, not wanting to miss an opportunity, he asked us for her number and gave her a call. The rest, you might say, is history.
What has been so fun is that Jimmy, my husband, and I met about two weeks later and so our relationships began to unfold at the same time. Shelly and I would often get breakfast or coffee and chat at length about how things were going. I can still remember the first time she told me that she loved Casey. We were standing in the Starbucks line in Portland, OR on July 4th of all places! The more we talked, the more I knew this was the man that she would marry and I couldn’t have been more excited! He proposed on a hiking trip, complete with a great view, and she happily said yes!
These two got married on a beautiful Monday in May…yes, that’s right, a Monday! It was a gorgeous day made even more beautiful by these two as they promised to be by one another’s side for the rest of their days. They stood before friends, family and most importantly before God as they covenanted together. Let’s just say I may have shed a few tears. I adore these two and am so thankful for that I get to do life with them as we navigate this new journey of marriage. They love each other so well, they make each other laugh and they compliment one another in perfect ways. I cannot wait to see where God takes them in the years to come!
Enjoy some of my favs from their spring MONDAY wedding!