I have so many emotions behind this post, that’s it’s hard to even know what to write. I was really fortunate to have met Kerrie and her phenomenal son Jonah when I photographed Bert’s Big Adventure earlier this year at Disney World. I remember being impressed by Kerrie’s friendly and joyful personality, and everyone on the trip absolutely fell in love with Jonah. None of us will ever forget seeing him in his Buzz Lightyear costume! I think we’re all grateful for the memories we have from that trip.
Imagine how thrilled I was when Kerrie contacted me to say that not only was she getting married, but she also hoped I would photograph it. As far as decisions go, that one was a no-brainer. Few things make me happier than taking emotionally-driven photos, and I knew what an important time this was in their lives. There was not only a wedding to celebrate, but also the fact that Jonah was successfully recovering from a very crucial surgery. He’s quite the little super hero.
The lovely wedding was held in the back yard of a neighbor of Kerrie’s parents. Now, when I say “back yard”, what I actually mean is “one of the most beautiful gardens I’ve ever seen”. I think I actually gasped when I saw it. It was also such a pleasure to meet Craig, and see what a wonderful combination of families was being created by this marriage. I am so thankful to have been there to capture images of this gorgeous day.
Here is a small sample of pics, and if you’d like to see a few more, there’s a slideshow at the bottom of this post.
Craig was working on getting Jonah’s tie knotted for him
This stunning lady is Kerrie’s sweet mom, Judy
I lost track of how many times Jonah said “Mommy, you look beautiful”.
Here’s Craig and Kerrie getting their first glance at each other before the ceremony. Yay!
Kerrie looked radiant and gorgeous
Craig totally has the dashing groom thing figured out
I LOVE couples that crack each other up!
This picture of Jonah makes me so happy
I often like to point out which moment at a wedding makes me cry. Here it is…
Oh Jonah, you just couldn’t possibly be any cuter!
There are so many touching moments in Jewish wedding ceremonies, but I think this one speaks volumes about this family.
I’m completely thrilled for this awesome new Mr and Mrs. Thanks so much to both of you.
To view a slideshow of more images from this incredibly special wedding, please click HERE