Hey, I’m Liz!
The most important part of what I do is telling your love story on your special day. I don’t just show up to your ceremony. I want to know the you beyond the camera so the photos I deliver are keepsakes that’ll be with you for decades. Your love story is the best inspiration for photos that last for decades.
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I’m blown away at how fast this year has gone. I can’t believe Rebecca and Jonny are already celebrating their second anniversary. When I think back to this beautiful day in May last year, I can’t help but think about all the love I experienced. I have known Rebecca for a while and getting to spend her wedding day with her was such an incredible honor.
Now I know it’s a little confusing. You’re like, Liz, they just got married last year so why does the title say two year anniversary? Don’t worry, I’m not going crazy or typing weird things. Rebecca and Jonny actually officially tied the knot in a close family ceremony in 2017. Jonny is in the military and already knew he was getting stationed away from Rebecca. They wanted to move together and begin their life as a married couple so they chose to get married on this day in 2017 and then celebrate with friends and family in 2018 like they originally planned.
We actually did Rebecca and Jonny’s engagement the day after they officially got married. We shot their entire session at Rock Island and had so much fun! As we were walking back to the car, Rebecca sheepishly said to me, “I’m not sure how to tell you this but we got married yesterday.” She paused before saying they got married and a part of me was scared that they’d decided to just elope and no longer needed a wedding photographer. Once she finished the sentence, I was so excited for them! She said they hadn’t told many people and weren’t sure how people would react. How could anyone react in away other than being incredibly happy for them!
While I love wedding days and photographing the joyful moments, my favorite times during the wedding day is being with the couple as they gaze happily into each other’s eyes. Your wedding day, while beautiful, is about your love and committment to one another, the food, flowers, dress, don’t mean anything without your committment.
I couldn’t be happier to wish these two a happy anniversary. I can’t wait to see where the Lord takes you. Want to get a little look into their triumphs, struggles and advice for newlyweds? Keep on reading!
This is such great advice! Your wedding day is about you, your spouse and your committment to one another. Nothing else matters on that day.
This is such a good point. Many people opt out of a first look because they think they won’t be as emotional when they come down the aisle but many couples I talk to say it’s just as emotional. It’s the moment when it all finally becomes real and you get to marry the love of your life.
Happy 2 year anniversary Rebecca and Jonny. Hope you spent some time together and I can’t wait to see more photos of your pup Mocha on social media!
Thank you to the amazing vendors who made their day happen:
Ceremony and Reception Venue | Sugar Grove Carriage House
Dress | Wedding Belles
Ceremony Music | Sparkling Keys and Strings
Invitations | Invitations by Dawn
Menswear | Men’s Wearhouse
Cake | Publix
Hair | Tabitha Mimms/Morgan Sires
Makeup | Sarah Mimms
Officiant | Johnny Burkhart
Second Photographer | James Tinnell
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