Zach + Lisa

The sun was shining bright and warm for Zach and Lisa's wedding on the second-to-last day of October, which just amplified and multiplied all the light of the gold, glitter, and good vibes bouncing around.  

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Also bouncing around were Zach and Lisa's two sweet little boys, who were all sorts of excited for what the day was to bring...

I remember the first time I chatted with Lisa for the wedding consult, it was a balmy spring afternoon and I could hear Cam and Hudson laughing and giggling in the background. They were going to be a big part of the big day, we made that very clear from the start. They were in almost every frame of the engagement session. I see their big smiles all the time on social media. Those sweet stinkers are obviously the light of their parent's lives.

So after hanging around with the boys (big and little) getting ready, I headed over to Lisa's parent's home – the beautiful site for I Do's. I showed her a shot of the little dudes all dressed up, and she got a bit emotional. This, in hindsight, wasn't the wisest thing to do, but it was good practice for the many other tear-jerking moments ahead (look up! blink! fan your eyes!).

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And suddenly, it was time to head out in to the warm sunshine and down the aisle, to more laughter and tears.

After a breezy little portrait session, it was back to the party - time to celebrate in sparkling style!

After a round of touching toasts, the night was capped off with a song that was written for Zach and Lisa played alongside a slideshow featuring photos of their lives. A perfect way to round out a perfect day!

Congratulations to Zach and Lisa, to their amazing families, and their wonderful friends - an absolutely blissful day celebrating the sweetest loves. Thank you for letting me capture all the joy!
-MEJ


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