As a wedding photographer, you go into every wedding feeling the same thing: excited to start the day and hopeful that everything goes smoothly. But when it’s above and beyond what you could’ve hoped for, you really know you’re lucky. Kristin and John got married in a beautiful church along the coast at Wrightsville Beach. The ceremony was so sweet, the readings were wonderful, their faces as they walked back down the aisle together as a married couple were absolutely priceless. These two were a blast, they were so fun and so laid back and excited at every event of the day. They had a bridal party that was willing to do anything the couple wanted, not a single complaint from anyone as we took photos under the hot sun on the beach. Kristin and John even rented a classic Wilmington Trolley to drive them from Wrightsville to their outdoor reception at the Fort Fisher Recreation Area, which sat right on the water as well. The speeches from their parents and siblings and friends were all so sweet and heartfelt, the first dances as the sun came down in the sky, the DJ rocking so hard that the power even blew for a second… I definitely couldn’t have asked for a better way to start my wedding season. I’m very thankful for the kind of couples that I get the pleasure of working with. By the time I packed my things to go, I stopped and looked behind me and smiled. You know you work with amazing people when your cheeks actually hurt from smiling when you leave. Thank you for having me, Kristin and John, I wish you both the best!!! Now for some previews of my favorite moments of the day.