I don't think it's possible to have too much joy at a wedding (the more, the better, right?), but Katie and Kirk had the most joy-filled wedding I've ever had the pleasure of photographing. Looking back at these photos from a few months ago takes me right back to that happy, perfect summer day when these two tied the knot. I love how neither of them holds back with their emotions. It makes for some sweet, sweet photos.
Let me tell you about this couple: As a kid, Katie spent her summers on Kelleys Island. She loves the island life and has happy memories from her Kelleys Island summers. After growing up and attending college, she decided to move to Australia (let me repeat that … she MOVED to Australia!) to be with Kirk, a British guy who had also relocated to the sunny country. Together, they are hilarious (HIL-AR-IOUS!) and so kind-hearted and FUN. Katie and Kirk's friends and family traveled from all across the world--and that is no joke!--to celebrate with them in Kelleys Island … a place that means so much to Katie and her family.
Katie and Kirk, Nathan and I were truly honored to capture your special day on camera. Thanks for keeping us laughing every minute and making us feel right at home. Much love to you guys!
Also … Katie and Kirk shared the sweetest first look ...
And now, let me take a minute to tell you about Kirk's groomsmen. They were the funniest, most inappropriate British guys I've ever met. Every last one of them. They basically had me crying from laughter the whole day.
And then we capped off one heck of a wedding with sunset portraits on Lake Erie ...
Ceremony: Kelleys Island Venture Resort Reception: Kelleys Island Town Hall Caterer: Mesenburg Florist: Patti Fresh DJ: Rock and Roll Express Bride's Dress: David's Bridal Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka Guy's Suits: Zara Honeymoon: St. Lucia + Jamaica!