Kaitlin and Zach had a very emotional, joy-filled wedding celebration at Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs, one of the Hill Country’s finest wedding destinations this past January. I met Kaitlin and Zach at a winery near Fredericksburg after they’d won a contest sponsored by 11:11 Events. They met at the University of Texas at Austin; Zach was about to graduate but not before Kaitlin had him absolutely smitten.
Kaitlin’s warmth and genuine interest in others was the first quality about her which struck me. The daughter of a member of the United States House of Representatives, Kaitlin has grown up in front of cameras, yet handles herself with grace. I knew this couple wasn’t just planning a wedding, they were planning a lifetime together.
Their wedding was special in that they truly focused on their guests. Kaitlin surprised the guests and her groom by singing to him during their wedding ceremony. Together, they served Communion to everyone there. Her father’s toast at the reception was a gracious acknowledgment of family members as well as fellow members of Congress who attended the event or sent gifts. In a season of politics when emotions are so high and so much negativity reigns, being around this family for a day was not only inspiring, but reminded me of the privilege of freedom to participate in our country’s government and its process.
Thanks to the talented Breanna McKendrick for helping me capture this amazing day!
The beauty and emotion that make a First Look so powerful! If your wedding is between October and March, consider the value of seeing each other before the ceremony. We ran out of daylight by 5:30pm; the family portraits were literally taken outside in the dark! We would not have had a chance for portraits of the bride and groom together if we hadn’t done them before the ceremony. I always make sure the first look is done privately so you and your spouse can fully appreciate the moment together, unscripted, and totally candid.