October 30, 2017

001when I first met nicole and jared during their engagement session, I left knowing several things about them after spending the afternoon together. first, they are SO funny.. they had me giggling as soon as I got out of the jeep. while maneuvering their pups, alice and winston, to the beach, the intertwining of leashes, retrieving ‘the bag’ that contained the treats, was all done with a playful conversation between two people who just get each other. once we got the dogs settled, we were set to go… or so we thought. on several occasions, both were pulled into the sand as alice and winston desperately wanted to go explore – while hanging onto a leash, their laughter would fill the air as they they attempted to keep the pack together. so they looooove their dogs… check! but what I really took away from that day was just how ideally matched they were. sometimes there is an awkwardness when in front of a camera, working with a relative stranger. and this stranger is asking you to look at each other, hug each other up.. but there was no hesitation, just an easy comfort of two best friends who also happen to be deeply in love with each other. so as I drove to delaware on the beautiful fall afternoon that was their wedding day, I knew that it was going to be special indeed. as I expected, both nicole and jared were surrounded by some awesome friends who were as excited as the bride and groom that this day had arrived. a longtime friend of nicole’s even traveled in from italy to be with her. there were some wardrobe malfunctions, and some flower mix ups, a parking snafu or two, but what I had come to love about this beautiful group of folks, was that none of that mattered. as nicole walked across the pocket park in lewes to greet her love for their first look, tourists roaming the streets of downtown lewes stopped and became impromptu wedding guests. they read vows that they had written for this.. just for the two of them. before the ceremony. something that they could share and keep for themselves before walking down the aisle. every moment of this day held something lovely in it’s unfolding. friends reuniting, families working together to create such beautiful memories, and of course, the first day of forever for these two. I am so happy to have been a part of such a wonderful celebration… I wish you all of the love and happiness in the world. oh, and jared.. it was and will always be your day, too :)

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