When a friend asks me to photograph their wedding, I am immediately both honored and nervous. I always want to do a good job for my clients – but clients who are also friends? That is some serious pressure (self-imposed, I might add). In this case, not one, but two friends were marrying each other. So I called in backup with my friend Seth who is an amazing photographer in his own right, and we had a blast shooting Megan and Benji’s wedding.
I met Megan over bowls of soup at Panera years ago when I was sort of informally interviewing her to babysit my kids on occasion while I worked. Rumor had it she was pretty much the best babysitter ever (true!) and so I scooped her right up. A disproportionate amount of these blog posts were likely published while Megan were here looking after my little ones. Over the years, I grew to appreciate Megan more and more, as she is certainly one major reason I maintained my sanity through those toddler years. And then as my kids grew up, Megan and I grew to be close friends.
I also knew Benji from church, and found his sense of humor especially, well, humorous, and his kind heartedness and talent endearing. And so when he expressed interest in Megan my husband and I secretly cheered them on (and less secretly encouraged Benji to ask her out already!). They are incredibly well suited for each other, and so kind and considerate, I was thrilled when they got engaged.
So here we are – with a beautiful January wedding on a springlike day. It could NOT have been more beautiful. And Megan? Good grief – she was stunning. I cry tears of joy at every wedding I shoot, but this day I cried 11 times. I’m just so, so happy for you both! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the opportunity to capture your amazing day.
And as always, don’t miss the extra sneak peek photos in the video at the bottom of the post.
Megan Fry and Benji Taylor’s Huntington WV Wedding, and Big Sandy Civic Arena Reception.