Each wedding is special and each couple becomes dear to me the more I get to know them as we work and plan together for their wedding day. But this couple had a little piece of my heart before they even decided to get married. Roman and Ali are dear friends of ours - the kind of friends that will travel to California to visit you or send your kids sweet little gifts on their birthdays. Warm, open, and genuine people that you're lucky to have in your life.
When these two asked me if I could photograph their wedding (in Germany), it was shortly after the birth of our 3rd child and I wasn't sure how feasible it would be to get us all over the pond with my equipment in tow but we knew we couldn't miss their wedding for the world so we started planning and made it happen! Ali and Roman chose the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wilhelmshöhe Palace for their wedding and Ali, not surprisingly, looked like she belonged in a castle! German weddings often include games or songs made up by the friends of the bride and groom and Roman and Ali's friends did not disappoint! They put together songs and clues leading up to a hilarious gift for the newlyweds - a first anniversary night in a shepherd's hut!
Thank you to another good friend and photographer, Anthony Caer, who came all the way from France to shoot with me and thank you Roman and Ali for including our family in your day in a very special way! xo