Fatherhood in Frames ♥

From the moment your official title changed, I’ve written to you in reflection on Father’s Day. And each year, I feel like I get more and more speechless as to how I can properly address how much you mean to me…how much you mean to Eli. And when I think I’m getting close to finding new words with a better, deeper meaning based on our experiences, I find that I can no longer type because the tears fall too fast. And though Eli might be the only child of ours who’s ever gotten to physically experience what an utterly amazing Father you are, please know that you are our e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.

And so, I’ll write to you in photos. Just like I have each year you’ve been a Father. And more so than ever before, I truly believe that if you’re still and if you’re quiet…you can hear my heart beat. You can hear Eli’s laughter. You can hear mine. And you can hear deep breaths of gratitude from me for how wholly present, gentle, and steadfast you are with our son. With us.

Thank you for being such a rock, a provider, and a fierce protector of our family. Thank you for putting us first before anything else. Thank you for your never-ending witty humor, and for making us smile not just in our joys, but even through the fire or the deep and scary valleys we sometimes find ourselves in. Thank you for catching our tears, causing our smiles, holding our hands, and earning our love, albeit unnecessarily, every single day.

If you weren’t already ours, we’d choose you. You’re our forever hero, J. We love you endlessly. Happy Father’s Day, my Love.

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Jessica + Keith | Featured on Brides

Her hand in his, he became her tomorrows. – a t t i cu s

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This stunning, real Aspen wedding, was planned & flawlessly designed by Bluebird Productions in just three months! It was a dream to photograph, and their love story was as heart-stopping as it gets. With blue skies and purple mountains, dusty white Aspen trees, a long list of award-winning vendors, a couple who was madly in love, a wedding party that consisted of only tiny nieces & nephews, a sparkler exit, and the Bride’s stunning Inbal Dror Gown, this wedding…was sheer perfection.

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Emily + Patton | Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine

Montana is a treasure that money cannot buy.  / Let the rivers rest my soul underneath this great big sky. / And may the mountains be my headstone and in the meadows may I lie. / Bury me Montana when I die. – Mike Murray

For the rest of my days these words will resound within my heart. They were being sung in perfect harmony among the guitar strums of Mike Murray while skirts twirled, hands clapped, and hearts beat along in perfect rhythm. It was one of the most breathtakingly beautiful, genuine weddings I’ve ever witnessed. Truly. And I hid behind my camera as my eyes shed happy tears of gratefulness while the melody echoed throughout the walls of the prettiest, big red barn. Montana does this to me every time! Especially when I get to work with the most amazing couples and the endlessly talented Greenwood Events. It’s such a privilege to capture wedded love under this great Big Sky. And I’ll be forever humbled that one of my biggest dreams to date came true when this wedding graced the pages of Martha Stewart Weddings this Spring. If ever there was a love story I could re-live over and over again, the Penhallegon wedding–that was full of magic & true, authentic love–would be it. ♥

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