I cannot overstate how truly special this entire wedding weekend was. For us, it felt like being welcomed into the biggest family reunion you could possibly imagine. There was an endless amount of joy, gratitude, laughter, and fun as hundreds of their friends and family gathered at the lake to celebrate these two.
Will's mom started her speech by saying how special it was for this wedding to be taking place at Abby Claire's family lake house because this was the place where so many memories had already been shared. This was where their friends all gathered for boat rides and campfires, this was where Will had asked for Abby Claire's hand in marriage, and it's now where they started their lives as husband and wife.
It's official - Alex and Wilder are hands down one of my coolest 2022 couples.
These two infused their personalties into every possible detail of this day. From their wild and bright color palette, to their personalized vows, to the DJ who was spinning actual vinyl all night long. Just being in this space with them made me excited to create, and hopefully I captured the best possible snapshot of what this day felt like for us all.
From our first video chat, I was like "These are my people." We all worked together to make this day as special as possible, but I don't even think we could have predicted how unbelievably beautiful it actually ended up being. The clouds parted and they had a sun-soaked ceremony on the beach, followed by a fireside reception where they danced outside of the A-frame cabins, and then we *literally* sailed off into the sunset. Like, how do you top that???
Julie and Ryan, thank you for inviting me into every moment. From including me in all of your Alaska adventures like sailing and dog sledding, down to sharing your wedding cake on the sailboat and talking about astrology. I truly feel like I've gained friends in the both of you and am forever grateful for this day.
Where do I even begin with Hallie and Creg? This video was another labor of love as I tried to pack all that they are and all that this day was into less than 10 minutes. They just exude kindness, joy, and gratitude in every frame. They make everyone feel like family and its like you can’t stop smiling when you’re around them. And they are so loved because they love everyone around them so well.
I can’t say enough good things about these two and their families. It’s been months and I am still floored by the outpouring of love and support that we saw from everyone on their wedding weekend. These are the celebrations that I love to capture. These are the moments you never want to forget.
"Physicists don't really have an answer for what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object, but they both surrender." One of the many poetic lines that had an absolute chokehold on me as I edited Jake and Hannah's film. I know their wedding was in early February, but I'm already calling it my wedding of the year.
You've never met two more genuine human beings. They are my indie movie dream couple come true, effortlessly cool, and outrageously kind. Upon meeting them, you instantly feel like you've known them forever because they pour into their people with everything they have. I could write an entire novel about how much I love them and this wedding, but instead, consider this 9 minute video my love letter to the Bairds.
This day was beautiful in so many ways. Not only because of the setting, the warm fall weather, the flowers, and the joy - but because everyone in attendance fully allowed themselves to be present and experience the day as it unfolded before them. Editing this film was such a dream because it was all of these truly organic moments that I got to sit back and capture, and then all I had to do was weave them together.
Luke and Macie, we love y'all forever!!