seeing as this is the last wedding i’m shooting as allison lewis photography, i thought i’d do it old school and revisit my love of sharing some of the stories behind the photographs. and what a beautiful story they have…

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when we met for their engagement session the rain was pouring down but everything was delightful inside as we talked about our families, our pasts, and important things going on in each of our lives. i listened to her share some of the sweetest common ground that i never knew we had as we waited for the clouds to close up. i apologized for the stinky weather, to which she replied, it’s totally fine! all that matters is that we’re getting married soon. i assured her that a rainy engagement session probably meant a wedding day full of perfect sunshine, and we talked excitedly about the plans for their outdoor october ceremony.

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the weekends ticked by, and i watched anxiously as the forecast came into focus for the end of october. rain, clouds, drizzle, and storms. every which way you looked at it, we were going to be fighting the weather. i marveled as she took in every second of their day with no outward sign of disappointment or concern. all that matters is that we’re getting married soon.

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as expected, the skies were heavy with dark clouds and minutes-long pockets of relief were all we got from the soaking wet weather. the second we thought we had a break, we dashed outside for their first look, but with the intern holding an umbrella over the planner holding an umbrella over the photographer (that’s a whole different photo for another day), the rain started streaming down again just as he saw her for the first time. what i feared would be a sad series of photos ended up being such a dreamy first look.

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i’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking, but before i do, you have to hear the best part of the day. when i say it rained a lot, i mean six-inches-deep-in-mud kind of rained. but i kid you not, 30 minutes before their ceremony was to begin, the dark clouds lightened up, the rained stopped, and the sun began to peek out from just above the horizon. by the time she walked down on her daddy’s arm to meet her soon to be husband at the end of the aisle, god had turned those dark, heavy clouds into an endless sea of cotton candy colored skies. he even sent a flock of geese honking by overhead (seriously, i took a pic). sarah and will, some of the words that come to mind when i think of your wedding day are delight, blessing, joy, and praise. thank you from the bottom of my heart for having me. you sent me out of the wedding world with a bang. i love you, friends.

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