Heaven help me but I don’t know if I can actually write about this wedding. Because the bride is my sister. (If you don’t remember, you can check out their FREAKING COLD Idaho engagement pictures right HERE.) Shauna and Aaron planned an intimate wedding in their new hometown (well, new to Shauna as Aaron has been living there for several years) of Bozeman, Montana. And while the weather did NOT cooperate – because who can control warm weather in the middle of the Rocky Mountains, even if it is June? – their day was full of emotion and love and happiness. Which are all of the best things needed for a wedding day.
Bozeman is a beautiful corner of Montana, with plenty of green to keep me happy. Because I love green. Green fields, green rolling hills, green mountains, green, green, green! And the Story Mansion was a quiet little house with lush green lawns for the ceremony, and warm, cozy rooms for everyone to hurry inside as the ceremony ended and the rain began.
This day was a long time coming for Aaron, whose emotion was running close to the surface all day. They shared the sweetest first look (with a large audience) and then Shauna was tucked away until the ceremony. I had a chance to photograph Aaron’s mother pinning his boutonniere on him, and everyone around was soon in tears as that close running emotion of Aaron’s bubbled out. I can hardly even look at those pictures without getting teary eyed! It really was so sweet.
So I was already crying and it was time for Shauna to walk down the aisle on our dad’s arm and I nearly lost it. Ha! Oh boy. I mean, I almost always get choked up during the ceremonies that I photograph, but this one was obviously different. And then I realized Shauna was walking down the aisle to the same song that Bella walks down the aisle to Edward in the Twilight movie and I laughed and was able to get back in the game.
Surrounded by family and friends, they said I do and promised to be a family together with Shauna’s two girls. And I know they’ll be happy together.
I love you guys. Thanks for letting me be such a big part of it.