A preview of the Stokes Family session. More awesomeness to come.
You’re not perfect sport, and let me save you the suspense,
this girl you met, she isn’t perfect either.
But the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other.
- Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting)
No wedding is perfect. By that I mean there will always be variables that come in and disrupt a few or sometimes all elements of the day, no matter how much you plan. Perfection comes with how you react to those moments and by all accounts the union of Dallas Stacy and Denon Drew was perfect. Throughout the day at Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock, AR, they both refused to let anything phase them… even when one of their photographers contracted a terrible cold and lost his voice hours before arriving (thank you again for not making fun of my wee voice).
Mati and I so enjoyed being able to preserve a visual account of the first of many perfect days in the lives of the Stacy’s. We hope and pray that our relationship will exude a fraction of the grace that they showed toward us.
While in town visiting her aunt, Sonnet was surprised with an impromptu photo session at Lake Cliff Park in Dallas, TX. The images capture both her exuberant youth and blooming maturity. The last image freezes a moment between a proud aunt and her niece.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody,
you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
- Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally)
We do many things in the name of love. Last minute sprints through airport terminals. Letting Peter Gabriel profess our undying love through our over-sized boom box while wearing a trench coat with the sleeves stylishly rolled up. Keeping a smile while wearing a wedding dress in the overwhelming 100-plus degree Texas heat.
OK, so the first two aren’t exactly reality based… but that last one… I saw with my own eyes.
Spending the afternoon with Melissa at Lockheart Gables in Fort Worth, TX, I realized that the intent of the images that we captured were not for her benefit. Not even for a glimmer of vanity sake. Each image was an expression to her fiancee Corey of the excitement she felt for the day that they will forevermore be presented as Mr. and Mrs. Weaver. Cue Peter Gabriel.