I was just so honored to be with Johnny + Andre’a on their wedding day. They are truly a dynamic and amazing couple. I already knew this though, since they did the most epic hike with me for their engagement shoot earlier this year.
By far my favorite moment of the day was during their ceremony. Andre’a’ had just finished saying the vows she had written for Johnny. Tears were streaming down her face and Johnny sweetly wiped her tears with his hand. It was a quick window into the intense and beautiful connection they share. My other favorite part of the day happened right before their ceremony. Johnny and Andre’a decided not to see each other before the ceremony but they wanted to pray together with their pastor before the wedding started. They stood on either side of a corner in their church hallway, and without seeing each other they held hands and prayed. It was a moment heavy with the presence of God and with their intention to honor him above all. Not everyone got to see and hear the amazing prayers just before the wedding, but it was like a road map for how the rest of the day unfolded.
I have to give a huge thank you to my brother Reese for being my second shooter and assistant at this wedding. Matt was unable to shoot this one with me and it was the biggest comfort to have Reese at my side all day. Also, it was just super fun to work with him. He’s helpful, hilarious and just a fantastic person. THANK YOU Reese!!!
Again, so thankful to be a part of this wedding and hang out with such amazing people alll day long. Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Roderick!