About two years ago I was contacted by Candace wanting to schedule a family session with her daughter and boyfriend. My schedule doesn’t always allow for a lot of family sessions but this is one I am so glad we were able to do because they have become one of my absolute favorite families. A little while later I was excited to see it pop up on Facebook that Josh had proposed. I was so honored that they immediately came to me to plan their engagement and wedding photos. I have been counting down the days to their big day for a year now and last weekend it was finally time to celebrate their family in some of the most beautiful areas of Northern Arkansas.
It is not uncommon for me to get teary-eyed at weddings – but this one really tugged at my heartstrings. After getting ready at the New Moon Salon (located inside the Historic Crescent Hotel & Spa) we headed to Thorncrown Chapel to join this sweet family. I cried during their vows. Josh not only read vows to his beautiful bride but also to her daughter. This sweet little girl has gone thru a very difficult time in the last several months after losing her birth father, but I know without a doubt that she is going to grow up so thankful to have Josh in her life. After we made it thru the emotional ceremony we headed back to the Crystal Ballroom at the Crescent Hotel for the reception. (Where I might have cried again a couple more times during the speeches.)
Candace, Josh, and Laityn – Thank You for sharing one of your most important days with us. I am forever Thankful to have had the opportunity to get to know your family over the last couple of years.