Jesse & Hannah | Middletown, Ohio Wedding Photographer

Your wedding day will, of course, be an extraordinary day. But on that day, you cannot imagine the beautiful, life-altering, soul-shaping things ahead of you. This is just the beginning. I know you believe that you could not possibly love him more than you do right now. I understand that. I felt that. I was wrong. I’m not an expert on anything, and certainly not on marriage, but I’m here to tell you that what you feel on your wedding day is like dipping your toe in an ocean, and with every passing year, you swim farther and farther from the shore, unable, at a certain point, to see anything but water. This is just the beginning, and you can’t imagine the love that will bloom between you over time.
— Shauna Niequist

Jesse. Hannah.

Jesse & Hannah on their humid, sizzling perfect, sunshiny wedding day. A day full of belly laughs and blissful tears and a day exploding in sky-scrapping, earth shattering, to-the-moon-and-back, wonderful love (times a zillion million, I might add).

But, of all, and in all the things in the world, my happiest moments, the moments I long for, pray for and dream for as a wedding photographer, is the feeling of a wedding focused and surrounded by the lifelong promise of the marriage.

If the cake fell on the floor, if the dress was stained, if the guests didn't show up...It's wouldn't have mattered for Jesse and Hannah. They wanted to be married above all else. Nothing mattered more. With eyes on each other, heart-to-heart, they were focused on the covenant, the future and Him. They weren't blind to the hard-times to eventually come, instead embraced them. Their trust was and is in the Author of their love. They're ready for the adventure, in fact, they're running face-first and eyes-open toward it.

Jesse and Hannah, thank you for allowing Joshua and me to help capture the first day of your thousands of best days ever. ♥