Fink Wedding

It’s  not uncommon for me to tear up when the crowd rises to welcome the bride. It’s emotional. The moment is slowed and you can see clearer, feel the air around you and the sound of a crying baby fades into the distance. When it’s one of my best friends that happens to be in that bridal gown, clasping her Daddy’s arm…well, let’s just say I’m thankful I have a camera to hide behind…as I say a quick prayer that auto-focus is doing it’s job because everything is blurry through the tears. Crystal Folmar was my roommate when she met Brad Fink. After their first date she was long gone in la-la-Fink-land. I knew it was only a matter of time before I would stare at them from behind my camera lens and document their special day. This event couldn’t have been more perfect for the two of them. We’re talkin’ cowboy boots, a barn party, homemade food, the smell of barbecued chicken and pork filling the air, country music, Loretta-style-ruffles, green grass, blue skies, tears of joy, belly toning laughter, endless brew and lots and lots of love. Hit play on your favorite country playlist and enjoy their special day through the photos below.

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Smith Wedding

Donnie and April were getting married rain or shine…or tornado. Yeah, that’s right. On the way to CrossKeys Vineyard that day, there was a dark cloud lurking. I turned on my radio to hear the forecast just in time for that loud WAAMP WAAMP WAAMP followed by a tornado warning for Keezeltown. Didn’t phase April. She was still smiling. It dumped buckets for about 30 minutes and the sun popped out. Men in tuxedos scurrying around, drying off chairs with paper towels was quite a sight to see. Luckily, the rest of the wedding was smooth sailing and the night ended with lots of smiles and lots of dancing.
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