A few weeks ago I had the privilege of photographing this rustic, classic wedding at New Life Church in Ranthdrum, Idaho.
I can’t thank Joy and Daniel enough for having me their documenting this time together as they became husband and wife. Their love for each other is so sweet it was fun to watch Daniels eyes light up as he saw his bride for the first time that day and Joy being so giddy with delight.
I had Joy share a little bit about the proposal | Enjoy
It was October 25, 2014 – about 10 months after we had met-Daniel took me on a hike at Holmberg park. We both like hiking and had been there many times before. He led us to “our” spot, where he had stashed his guitar (and his sister and best friend who sneakily-sort of- took pictures and video). He was so nervous I could see his heart beat just by looking at his neck. He sang to me a beautiful song that he had written and then he knelt down and asked me to marry him!
Joy’s jewelry was a gift from her mom
Joy and Daniel wanted to do a first look for their wedding. We were all so happy in the end with that choice as it gave me extra time to capture them as a couple on their wedding day but also because it ended up being a thunder and lightening storm right before their ceremony.
We were able to take photos next to the church which made the photos so simple and beautiful. Loved that Joy and Daniel were willing to walk around things and on the street with me to get some fun images captured.
Just love this moment of Daniel’s parents seeing them for the first time that day!
All of the guests were so willing to make the wedding happen outside in the rain. But unfortunately there was thunder and lightening. So the ceremony was moved inside. The staff, volunteers, and family members were just so willing to help and make it happen. Super thankful for all of their hard work.
First communion as Husband and Wife
First Dance as Husband and Wife.
Many thanks to the creative team who made the wedding so special…
Venue | New Life Church
Wedding Dress | Marcella’s Bridal
Floral Arrangements | Family and Friends
Cake | Made by Joy’s Mother