This super sweet couple’s wedding had all the feels. Devon & Jacob are amazing, passionate Christians, and it really shows in who they are as individuals and as a couple. And in my opinion, there’s really nothing more beautiful than a love that has Jesus in it. I can’t explain it, but there’s just this feeling that there is something greater in the room.
When I met Jacob & Devon, we began talking, and come to find out Jacob is attending the very same small seminary that I went to when I lived in New Orleans. What are the chances? Seriously. Crazy. Then when we hung out at their engagement session, I had such an amazing time getting to know them, laughing my butt off (I wish that could be literal). But I loved working with this beautiful couple. Their wedding day came along, and I was so excited. I knew it was going to be super special.
Be prepared. You are about to see the sweetest, most thoughtful gift ever. There is no topping this one. Devon kept a secret journal, beginning the very first day she met Jacob. And she continued to write in it throughout their courtship. She gave it to her bridesmaids to deliver to Jacob down the hall. I sent my fab second shooter, Bara, to capture it all. She said she was so moved, never even have met the couple before, she was literally moved to tears. Everyone in the room was moved to tears. I just love the images that Bara captured perfectly. You can really see the joy, shock and all of the emotions that one would have receiving such an incredible gift.
“This is my second wedding. I got this.” — The flower girl
How creative is this? This backdrop blocking out all the Sunday morning instruments did it’s job with style!! I LOVED this fabric strip curtain, decorated with tons of colorful rosettes. Perfection.
Before the ceremony, the bride and bridesmaids were ushered upstairs so the guests wouldn’t see her. We all had a fun time hanging out & cutting up.
This is the first time that I’ve ever had the honor of photographing a feet washing ceremony. It’s about serving one another. Taking care of one another. Jesus washed the feet of his disciples to serve them & to show his humility. Isn’t that what every marriage needs? It gave me chills. Like I said, it was an honor for me to be there at such a beautiful moment.
The reception took place at the beautiful, historic garden of the Ybor City Museum. The details were outstanding.
I couldn’t love this picture more. These girls looked on as Devon & Jacob danced their first dance. They were in awe, like they were watching a real live prince & princess.
I sneaked up on this cutie pie while she was sitting there zoned out with fistfuls of crayons. I took a picture and she looked at me with this expression. Of course I took another picture. She was too irresistible. I was worried that I made her mad because her expression didn’t change, like at all for a solid 5 seconds. Then I asked her if she wanted to see her picture, and she lit up. Whew. I would have felt awful if I made her cry. She was a doll.
Another first for me. And I love this just as much as the feet washing ceremony. They bought a study bible and used it as a guest book. Practical, special… all the feels.