Dave + Lacey {7.12.08}

{post by: holly}

Dave + Lacey {7.12.08}

Ryan and I had the privalege of photographing the wedding of his sister Lacey and her man, Dave. We have been looking forward to this wedding for a while because we have first hand knowledge of all the hard work that went into it so we knew it would be beautiful. It also makes a much bigger impact when you know the bride and groom, especially for Ryan as I think he was feeling the pressure because it was his sister and he wanted this to be the best possible for her {and I think he did the best job yet!}. He handled the pressure wonderfully. I just love happy brides and Lacey has such a joyful personality and is so incredibly beautiful that photographing her is an absolute joy!

In the past month we have experienced some amazing miracles. First was our wedding on June 7th. The whole week prior to the wedding it was saying thunderstorms and on the night of our rehersal there were tornados all over battle creek and kalamazoo. We had a lot of people praying and the morning of our wedding the sun was shining and it was perfect. Next was Emily and Josh Tishouse {I will post about their wedding soon}. Their wedding was about 2 weeks ago and was an outside ceremony. The weather was saying thunderstorms and like 40% rain. Again, we prayed and the day was absolutely perfect.

Now, the biggest of all! The wedding we had been looking forward to for so long and knowing that photos outside are so important, seeing that it was a 70% chance of thunderstorms made my heart sink. The night of the rehersal sprinkled a little rain, but not much. By the morning I could hear the rain pounding down outside of our apartment. Ryan and I prayed the night before for a big miracle and when we woke up to that rain, it took some big faith to believe this was going to turn out ok. We left the house at 9am and it was pouring, we thought things might even be flooded. After taking all the girls getting ready photos, we went outside to go to the church were the ceremony was being held at and the rain was completely gone and everything was already drying up! It didn’t rain AT ALL for the rest of the day.

I think it is so fabulous how God looks after us even for such small things. In the big picture of all the pain and problems of this world it never ceases to amazing me that He shows us His love in such a comparitively small way by gracing us with the beauty of His blue skys and sunshine.

On the way home after the wedding Ryan said to me he is happy we have God on our side. I could not agree more. I am so impressed by God and every July 12th I will remember His grace and power over things we cannot control.

So with all that said…here are some of our favorites from the day.

{to start things off….a nice beauty shot of the lovely bride}

{this is ryan’s trademark – the “up-shot”}

{the actual scene for the up-shot}

{this is my favorite “veil kiss” shot we have taken yet….and I took this one even!}

{post veil kiss}

{this is a lot of feet. dave had a lot of groomsmen.}

{I did not take this nor was I around for it. However I did need to find a place to hang laceys dress for photos and while looking for a good location I did look down the hallway and see all the groomsmen without their pants on. I was very confused as to what Ryan was doing, but the result is pretty funny!}

{daven and his men – I love this effect!}

{lacey put individual crystals on each of the placecards – she had some amazing details!}

{to finish it off…the beautiful bling!}

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