Ah, Benj and Madilyn. So I got the opportunity to work with Nicola Harger Photography for this stunning mountain wedding in Banner Elk, NC at the Overlook Barn. It was GORGEOUS guys. The entire day was filled with the most perfect light imaginable and I could not have orchestrated the day to be any more beautiful or run any smoother myself than it did. Benj is a kind hearted young man and Madilyn is sweet and beautiful inside and out. Together, I'm certain a bright and beautiful future awaits them.
One thing that really struck me about this wedding in particular is how loving everyone involved was. Now I know weddings are about love. Everyone "loves" at weddings. They love the couple getting married (otherwise why are they there sharing in those moments) the bride and groom obviously love each other, but this wedding showed me not only what love looks like between a couple and their family, but what the love of Christ looks like. Never have I see a wedding where that was more evident. It was in every single thing that happened that day. From the quiet conversation while getting ready, through the many prayers through streaming tears offered up, and to each and every generous interaction with me and Nicola there photographing the day. I can't tell you how many times I had a guest or a family member walk up to me just to make sure I was doing well, wasn't thirsty, or had eaten. They genuinely cared not only for those in attendance, but extended that love to every vendor there as well. It was a real testament to the kind of people Benj and Madilyn are but even more so to the God they love. This was an elegant wedding that will always stick with me as one of the best shooting experiences I've had. People like these make me remember why I do what I do. I'm so thankful in sharing in their beautiful day and giving them memories to cherish. Take a look at a little rundown of the whole day!