I’d been looking forward to this wedding for a while now, and it did definitely not disappoint. I first met these two over a year ago, and fell in love with them instantly. If you need a refresher on that (or their adorable engagement session) head over here.
Nikki and Finn are special clients. So special, in fact, that it feels weird calling them ‘clients’. The moment I walked in to Nikki’s bridal suite, every single person in the room was ready to greet me and tell me how much Nikki and Finn loved me. Normally, I have to win over the bridal party, or the parents of the bride and groom, but here they were trying to win over me. They already adored me because Nikki and Finn adored me. It was special in a way I can’t quite describe.
The thing about Nikki and Finn is that I connected with them upon first meeting them. She was spunky and adorable and full of all of the overflowing emotion that I love. And Finn was sweet and funny, and so incredibly easy going. When you’re around them you all at once feel like the most important person in the world, and also incredibly at ease.
As I followed them around all day on their wedding day (cause I’m a photographer, so that’s kind of what I do), I saw a repeating pattern: every person, in their presence, was the most important person in the room, in the world. They have this way of making you feel like you’re important: whether you are their mom, or the lady that runs the venue, their aunt, or even their photographer 😉 They have big hearts, and those big hearts hold a lot of love.
Nikki and Finn got married on a beautiful October day surrounded by the love of their family and friends. Their wedding was full of so much happy, I’m gonna bet you’ll have a hard time not smiling.
Starting with Nikki’s gorgeoussssss dress. I am in LOVE with the simplicity of this shot.
Here’s Nikki! She’s so incredibly beautiful.
And here’s Finn. I love these shots that my second shooter Nellie got. She’s an amazing photographer and was an awesome second shooter.
The back of Nikki’s dress was AMAZING.
First look time! Finn was so nervous, and their first look was one of my favorites. They were entirely in to each other for a good 15 minutes. They barely knew we were there photographing them.
After all that adorableness, we headed around the property for some photographs of just the two of them. This first one is my shot, and Nellie’s shot is below. I LOVE having another photographer with me on wedding days. I now have two completely different shots from the same moment.
HOW FLIPPING CUTE IS NIKKI?!?!
Now it’s time to get married!! I love this shot of Finn walking down with his parents..
Oh, how I adore the love that these two have..
Now let’s PARTY!
Nikki + Finn, thank you both so much for allowing me to capture your perfect wedding day. But more importantly, thank you for allowing me in to your lives, for treating me like an old friend, and for being the absolute best people ever. xo, Lauren