Chad and I have been good friends since grade school. He was one of my closest friends during High School, and we always made a point to grab breakfast at just about every holiday during our college years. There are few people I’ve met who have the integrity, insight, humility and intelligence that he does. And so as you can imagine, I was thrilled to be able to not just be there for his wedding day with Mandy, but also to photograph it for them. I know some photographers that prefer not to shoot friends’ weddings, but it’s oftentimes the opposite with me. As the photographer I get to have a close up view of the whole day, and get to spend extra time with both the bride and groom.
I hadn’t gotten to know Mandy too well prior to the wedding, as distance has separated us all for quite a while now, but it was so great to observe the two of them and all their friends and family. Chad is so incredibly smitten with her, and I know anyone who can command his love like Mandy does is quite a special person indeed. I couldn’t be more excited for the two of them. Anyways, here are some shots from their wedding, enjoy!
Mandy & Chad — thank you both so much for having me there to photograph your day. So excited for you and I look forward to seeing you both again soon!