I had just finished photographing the token ring shots when Kaitlin & her girls arrived to the church. After she greeted me with her infections smile & a warm hug, her facial expression shifted to panic—”Do you have the rings?!” I couldn’t help but panic myself. Was I not supposed to have them? I sure hope I didn’t do anything wrong! She then asked me if I had heard what happened. “Oh no,” I thought. I couldn’t believe the story that followed—just the day before, her ring was ran over by a car! What? Crazy, right?! It’s a long story so I’ll spare Jacob any further public embarrassment, but Kaitlin was dying to see if the jeweler was able to fix her stunning ring that had been pressed into the shape of an oval. Turns out, the ring looked better than expected (all things considered). In fact, as I was photographing it, I had no idea anything was wrong with it!
Without getting too cheesy, I think there is some sort of analogy about love embedded here. I believe there is so much beauty found in the imperfection, wouldn’t you agree? As love stories develop & grow, the heartbreak felt when the metal is bent, so to speak, has a way of making a relationship stronger & more beautiful—& that is something to celebrate. 

Hair: Color Me Impressed Salon
Dress: Bridal Elegance
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom | Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Flowers: Forget Me Not Flowers
Rings: Jack Lewis Jewelers
Ceremony Venue: Calvary United Methodist Church
Reception Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton
Decor: Palace Events
DJ: Absolute Light & Sound
Cake: Janet’s Cakes & Catering

kaitlin + jacob

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  1. Suzann says:

    Thank you Lauren and Ryan! You did an amazing job in capturing the pure joy and awesome love we all witnessed.

  2. Suzann says:

    Thank you Lauren and Ryan! You did an amazing job in capturing the pure joy and awesome love we all witnessed.