Inn at St. John’s Wedding
When I met Stefanie and David for the first time to discuss being their wedding photographer, there was a quiet calmness between them. At first, the quietness made me nervous that perhaps I wasn’t saying the right things or that I was going to miss out on an opportunity to work with them. However, the more time I spent with them, the more it became evident that the calmness was more of a contentment. Stefanie and David were just happy to be with each other. It didn’t matter what they were doing, where they were, or what the day may bring, they were just happy to be in each other’s presence. I suppose this is what happens when you are high school sweethearts who have spent the majority of your teen and adult years together. Inn at St. John’s Wedding
This contentment really showed itself on their engagement session. We scheduled to shoot at the Edsel Ford Mansion; what began as a beautiful sunny day turned into a downpour of abnormal July rain. The rain was so heavy that it lessened our ability to see. Regardless, Stefanie and David huddled under a tiny clear umbrella and ventured out into a rose garden to capture some of my favorite shots of the season. Again, it didn’t matter that the session was “ruined” or that her white dress got wet – she was just happy to be in his arms.
As it would turn out, the morning of her wedding day was filled with rain with the possibility of showers later in the day. Hair and makeup were running late. David was lounging in the hotel’s robe. Things weren’t going to schedule. Still, Stefanie was unshaken and content – these little things didn’t matter. She was marrying her best friend who has proven himself as a gentleman and a partner for the past 8 years. Inn at St. John’s Wedding
As luck would have it, the rain cleared and held off for the remainder of the day. We still squeezed in their First Look. The grounds at the Inn at St. John’s were green, lush, and beautiful. She would walk away with the love of her life and beautiful wedding photos to remember the day. Gorgeous Inn at St. John’s Wedding