May 28, 2013

photographing any wedding is a honor and a celebration of love + commitment. it’s always so inspiring to get to know our couples as they begin that new chapter together. but there’s something about shooting a vow renewal, when the couple has already been married for years, that is pretty awesome! such is the case with cathy and rob – they were married 8 years ago but knew that someday they wanted to have the big wedding celebration. enter in a visit to the lodges at gettysburg for cathy’s birthday and a plan was hatched! I drove up the night before the wedding, walking the streets of historic downtown and driving through the battlefields… such a cool place that I had never visited before. the day of the wedding I met cathy at the main lodge as she got ready with her 2 sisters. she and rob had added so many personal touches to this day and it was stunning! friends and family began to arrive and the excitement and joy of the day filled the venue. although there were hysterical moments on the dance floor and touching family moments, I think my favorite part was their vows – the sentiments shared between them were of a couple who had been together for a long time and who had come to love each other more and more as each year had passed.

thank you for sharing such a special day with me! I hope we get the opportunity to work together again soon :)