Sometimes your words seem so insignificant in trying to tell a story. Sometimes you sit there and just stare at your keyboard in trying to summarize the feelings inside you.

This is one of those times for me. I know that may come as a surprise to some of you…. ok, most of you. You see, when I take a moment and reflect on what Angela and Paul have made it through to get to where they were on Saturday, it really makes me look at my own life and wonder. All couples have their ups and downs and have moments that truly test their bonds to one another. Sometimes those moments are self inflicted, some moments are inflicted by others and some, well, just happen.

For Angela, her something that “just happened” was breast cancer. Twice. Yes, twice. Someone not much older than me, has had to stare cancer down twice already. So just let your mind wander for moment in drinking that in. What must a couple think and feel during those times? What must they wake up to in the middle of the night worrying about? I ask you to think of those things not to dishearten you. Not one bit. For after all those trying moments, all those trying days, think what Angela experienced in her own heart as her father walked her down the aisle. Think what Paul felt pull at his emotions as he took Angela’s hand and placed a ring on her finger. As I was photographing these very events, I could only think to myself this…

Never have my photographs felt so insignificant. And I perfectly happy with that.

Angela and Paul, congratulations on so many fronts. You are both stronger than I could say in a blog or capture in a photograph.

Wedding Venue: St. Rita

Reception Venue: Mauh-Nah-Tee-See

Hair & Make up: Mane Expressions

Flowers: O’Fallon’s

Band: Harlan Jefferson

Cake: By The Dozen

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