Mindy & Jason
Every once in awhile I get to shoot weddings for people that I know well and love dearly. When I walked away from shooting Jason and Mindy’s wedding day, I was full of the sense that I just got to witness something deeply sacred. I have called Jason a friend for years, but on their wedding day, I got to spend the whole day with Mindy, and I fell in love with her. She is so amazingly beautiful through and through. She brings out a side of Jason that I have never seen before- the “in love side”!
The weather was the opposite of what they might have pictured for their completely outdoor wedding. It was cats and dogs all day long. So while their dreams of yard games in the grass were rained out, something amazing and unexpected unfolded in its own rainy beauty. The rain really complimented the seriousness of what was happening. It kind of hushed us all, so we all paid closer attention. And I told Jason and Mindy what I tell people often and really mean- that pictures are often even better when things don’t go according to plan, because then we end up with scenes that we could not have imagined or come up with on our own.
A little story to introduce the first picture…Mindy had told me before the wedding that her gift for Jason was really special- it was a piece that she had commissioned from our artist friend Cari
- as Jason had always wanted one of her collages. Funny thing was, Jason had come up with the exact same idea for Mindy. Neither of them knew. So now they have a pair of complimentary Cari Williams originals. Here is Mindy’s reaction to her gift.
Mindy’s sisters have a little handmade book with pictures of them in their awkward years, and some hopes and dreams for future husbands
Jewel’s photo below
The ground was so wet and muddy that Mindy’s dress looked like it had been dip-dyed. But she never once complained.
That’s right, the one and only Char…
Room 39 is Jason’s long time favorite spot, which Mindy has happily adopted. So they ended the day sitting at the bar for dinner.
love you guys!