For Haley & Derek’s wedding, we were asked to not only capture their wedding day but also their rehearsal dinner. This provided us extra time to get to know the people most important to them. There were quite a few toasts given that night, and the stories and words shared were incredibly heartfelt. I’m almost embarrassed to admit this, but during these toasts I was so overcome by emotion it was almost difficult to shoot. Then I glanced over at Rachael, their coordinator, and she as much of a mess as I was – so I felt better that it wasn’t just me. 😉
The overwhelming love and support this sweet couple has from their family and friends is tremendous. It’s the way I always dream weddings will be – the way they should be.
It was really Haley’s dad who touched my heart the most. This guy loves his daughter I think more than anything else in the world, and to listen to his stories and hear his heart, he has to be the sweetest and most supportive father I’ve ever seen.
As you can see in the Trailer, their wedding was country-themed in every way. But what made it that much better is that these two are legit country fans – they met at a country music concert, they line dance, and I think they may know the words to every country song.
I feel such joy that these two found each other, and that they asked us to be a small part of their incredible weekend.
Coordinator: Rachael with Imoni Events
Photographer: Kimberly Jarman
Ceremony & Reception: Desert Foothills Cookout // Scottsdale, AZ
Song: “I Do” feat. Marie Hines by Robert Shirey Kelly licensed through the music bed