An absolutely breath-taking exchange that I felt humbled to have captured. My favorite part about this wedding was it truly was focused on their union, no performance, just making a pact to do this thing called life together. Sometimes in this performance based world the ceremonies, the parties, and even the covenants with God can get consumed by details, bells and whistles and all the flash… and we forget WHY we are doing what we are doing. This was an amazing example of humbleness and love.
Let each of us remember ‘the why’ behind our choices. Let love reign. Thank you for the opportunity ❤ Blessings to you and yours.
18 years ago today I said “I do”. In celebration of the joy, love and strength that has been restored within me, and the love you’ve shown me through this amazing journey of marriage, I dedicate this to you, the Lord new exactly what kind of partner I needed. This 18 year old dress might not fit as well, it might be stained and torn a bit… nonetheless… it’s a celebration of a moment that changed my life forever for the better.
To my husband(Bill Barnes): You are an amazing blessing that I’ve been given, without you so much of my life would have never been restored… The Lord has blessed us. Thank you for being my support and partner in this life. I’ve enjoyed aging with you, growing in love, relationship and wisdom… you always make me feel loved and beautiful.
I love you always…
Sincerely, Your Bride
Photo credits to our amazingly talented daughter Abby Barnes.
I always enjoy a sweet country-style wedding with boots and hay bales. Though I don’t know these two super well, I can tell you that Mr. is a very talented carpenter, as he MADE many the decorations at the reception… including the amazing “MR & MRS” sign and the chandelier to name a few. Mrs. has quite a servant heart, taking care of many of her bridesmaids and others, doing hair and makeup for them prior to the wedding (she is a hairdresser), what a servant heart you have 🙂
It was an amazing day of celebration! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Martin! Wishing you many, many wonderful years ❤
What a beautiful day for an engagement session. As I met these two, the one resounding thought I had was how laid back and relaxed they were. Not stressed or worried, not uneasy or anxious, just in love and excited to spend time together. I absolutely adored this session and I can’t wait for the wedding! These two are but a few years older than my oldest son. It made me realize how quickly life goes and how blessed we are to have every moment we have, AND I could potentially be looking for a wedding photographer in the near future!!
Thank you for the opportunity and I’ll see you next month!
The amazing story of two who loved, and chose to take separate paths many years ago, but fate brought them back together 20 years later to reunite. I get goosebumps when I think of these two’s story. I was honored to capture this wedding and it was pretty special as I went to school with both of them as well. The love is undeniable. The photos tell the story, I’ve never witnessed two people so deeply in love, and time has nothing on them. Congratulations to you both and your families. So very happy for you and thank you for the opportunity.