September 12, 2017 / Weddings
A Wedding at The Landing - Josie & Jarrod
When two people are meant for each other, you just know it, you can feel it in their presence. Josie and Jarrod complete each other. Jarrod studies the land and rocks and minerals as a geologist and Josie is an animal lover (she would like to have an animal rescue farm someday). She’s also a fellow admirerer of The Gilmore Girls, she even made a “No Cell Phones” sign exactly like the one in Luke’s Diner and she needed the photo in the gazebo that resembled that of the one in the towns square of Star’s Hollow. This is my kind of couple!
I have always been a daydreamer, a romantic, a believer in love at first sight. Growing up my favorite movies were The Princess Bride, Legend, Labyrinth and The Never Ending Story. Stories of lovers separated but brought together in the end, forever bound by their undying love for each other. Perhaps I see life through rose tinted glasses, but I believe that love rules over hate. Photographing Josie and Jarrods wedding all I saw was true love. Love between the two of them as they shared their first look. Love from a mother to a daughter with a gentle grasp of the hand. And love from a father, however no longer amongst the living, but everyone agreed that Josie’s dad was present in the flock of pelicans that gently swooned and undulated across the cloud covered sky, flashing their black and white wings right at the very moment Josie and Jarrod spoke their vows to one another. A low rumble of thunder sealed their “I Do’s”, as their had been rain in other areas that day, but not over Josie and Jarrod. In fact, the sky was perfectly overcast, a photographers dream for beautifully lit photos. Josie’s dad was also a photographer, which just made me think even more that his presence was strong that day. Never stop believing in the magic.