He was quiet. His stance was firm and unmoving. His excitement and nerves grew by the second. His heart pounded as his soon-to-be wife walked closer. This was it. This was the moment he would gaze at the love of his life for the first time on their wedding day. He slowly turned around, and there she was – beautiful and radiant. All of his stress and nerves melted away. Everything was perfect.
As photographers, our favorite part of the day is always the first look. Ben and Rosealyn are perfect examples of why that is. You see, weddings can be stressful, especially when the unexpected happens – and it always does. Whether there’s a wardrobe malfunction, timeline miscommunication, a cranky toddler, or even the weather, something is, unfortunately, bound to test the sanity of a bride on her wedding day. Thankfully, there were no significant catastrophes – just the usual hustle and bustle of wedding day jitters and excitement. But as soon as they saw each other, nothing else mattered. They were relaxed. They were happy. They were in love. They were complete. It almost brought tears to our eyes to see them in total bliss simply because they were with each other. It really is a beautiful thing to see.
As the evening went on, you could see the excitement on their faces. There was no more waiting, no more planning, no more stress. Just the beginning of the rest of their lives… together. Together, at last. Their reception was beautiful and laid back – a nice change of pace from the usual high-energy dance floor. They were able to spend time with all of their loved ones and be fully present in the moment. We loved being able to capture their gorgeous wedding.
We love Ben and Rosealyn. They are sweeter than chocolate and always know how to put a smile on anyone’s face. They are incredibly selfless, kind, and caring. They have their quiet moments, but they a lot of fun when you get them laughing! They have a contagious joy and peacefulness about them. They’re just happy people. They’re the kind of people you always want to be around because it’s comfortable. That’s just who they are. And seeing them together is just right. They are absolutely soulmates, and we couldn’t be happier for them! Ben and Rosealyn, if you’re reading this, we wish you the best marriage has to offer. We pray that life will be as kind to you as you are to others. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison!