Sweet Firefly Event Center Wedding :: Sara + Alex

This wedding was simply amazing. Fairytale wedding, as Sara calls it, and I agree. From the getting ready at the family cabin, to us trying out some smoke bombs and the sweet first dances at Firefly Barn — it was all almost too good to be true. I met so many amazing people, the wedding party was the funnest group I’ve photographed in a while, and the speeches spanned the full spectrum of emotion. It really was a pleasure to be a part of it all. I loved seeing how everyone cheered for them and celebrated with them. I loved how they honored and respected their parents and how their parents honored each other. The officiant and his humor still rings in my ears as I recall standing down the isle, thinking THIS was sure going to be the first kiss moment (and it wasn’t… and then it wasn’t again. LOL ;)). They finally did kiss, rest assured, I did capture it, it was a good one. ;)

Sara and Alex, I hope your memories from this day forever go along-side a huge smile, like the one I have right now as I write this :) — Thank you for trusting me with everything, all day long. Thank you for being excited to see me. Thank you for spreading that infectious excitement to your friends and family. I felt like a friend, everyone knew my name already when I arrived, I wasn’t just some wedding vendor. It was a pleasure being along for this wild ride with you two - from our e-session in the Sand Dunes (New Mexico), and that secret little sesh Sara and I snuck in at the canyons ;) - to getting to see you two get married.
I hope every one of these photos (and the many many more I couldn’t squeeze into this blog) remind you how happy you were that one fine day at Firefly. Mua! — with love, Ester