The groom in this wedding is my half brother, and of course the bride is my new sister-in-law. As my gift to them both I told them I would provide the photography for their wedding. I know what you may be thinking…”well wouldn’t you rather be a part of the wedding?” The difference in this situation is I only found my father, half brother, and the rest of that side of the family a few years ago. It’s a long story that is somewhat personal, but the point is I thought it would be better for the people who are in my half brothers life on a constant basis…the people who know him better than I do to be part of his big day. Not to mention that I love shooting weddings and telling the story of the day more than being in them. This was my first out of state wedding, and the first time I shot a wedding without seeing the venue’s and locations months before hand, and it was my first time shooting an indoor wedding as well. I must say that I’ve never felt so welcomed by so many guest. I met family members I didn’t realize I had, and all the guest were so welcoming and nice and they honestly made me feel that I was a big part of the day. Many stopped me at the reception to have candid conversations, and sorry to say I even had to cut a few of them short because I was there to do a job first and foremost. I’d like to wish Courtney and Brandon a wonderful happy life together. The following images ( more than I usually post to a blog ) is how their day went through my lens. Enjoy!