September was a busy month for us, with three weddings lined up! But that’s okay, because September weddings are my absolute favorite! Kaitlin and Ben’s wedding on September 8th was no exception. It was a beautiful sunny day, when we arrived to Long Hollow Ranch in Sisters, Oregon. And there was so much anticipation and excitement in the air! We knew right away that it would be a special day!
Some of you may remember Kaitlin and Ben from their engagement session last winter. If you haven’t had a chance to read their story, I definitely recommend taking a peak at it here. Kaitlin and Ben are such a sincere and joyful couple, which is reflected beautifully in the story of how they met. (Which happens to involve shark suits and helium… I don’t know about you, but that’s enough to pique my interest!)
When asked what she was most looking forward to on her wedding day, Kaitlin said she couldn’t wait for the special moments between just her and Ben. “From the first look to those stolen moments, just us, during the ceremony and reception,” she said. And looking back on their day, it was these quiet moments that stood out to me as well. Their first look was particularly special. When Kaitlin and Ben laid eyes on each other for the first time that day, you could watch the relief flood into their faces. In that moment, they only had eyes and ears for each other, and nothing else seemed to matter. It was beautiful to witness this heartfelt interaction–these two were clearly made for each other. They even took a moment to exchange letters, and you guys, it was the sweetest thing ever!
From their beautiful ceremony to their dances and toasts, there was not a single moment absent of joy that day. It was so clear how much these two are loved by those around them. And you guys, their families were so incredibly kind and accommodating! As photographers, we don’t expect to be treated like family or special guests when we go into a wedding day (we’re working, after all), but that’s exactly how we felt on Kaitlin and Ben’s big day. At some point we had three or four different people telling us where our plates of food were, and telling us to go eat. I don’t think anyone knew we were expecting yet, but this pregnant photographer was SO appreciative of their kindness!
Kaitlin and Ben spent their honeymoon in Oahu, where they looked forward to cage-diving with sharks and zip-lining! These two have such adventurous and fun-loving spirits, and we were blessed to get to know them through photographing their special day. We hope these photos are a beautiful representation of the joy and love they share for each other. It was a privilege getting to work with Kaitlin and Ben, and we wish them nothing less than a lifetime of happiness together! ❤