Joshua Tree truly is a magical place
The way Sheila puts it, her and Mike met when she "looked like a total bag lady". She was mid travel and waiting under a tree with all her things when Mike came by and spotted her. I doubt that any amount of luggage could hide Sheila's big baby blues and the two have pretty much been together ever since!
They moved up to Mass from Texas. We met up this winter to take some photos in the snow. It was obviously freezing but I had such a great time shooting with them. Since we no longer have 6 feet of snow, I asked if they wanted to meet up again to shoot and they were both totally up for it! Mike and Sheila are so sweet together and we ended up getting the dreamiest light for our session. Sheila's leg was almost chewed off by bugs right at the beginning of our shoot, but she seems to be able to always take a stunning photo, regardless of conditions! Both Mike and Sheila are musicians, so keep your ears peeled for them!
When Candace and Elliot contacted me about shooting their wedding in Arkansas, my first thought was "Whoa, I forgot Arkansas existed". As it turns out, Arkansas is totally a hidden gem and is so gorgeous. Bentonville is home to the first Wal-Mart and straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. I'm so happy to have had the opportunity to visit, not to mention be able to be a part of Candace and Elliot's big day (and weekend).
Candace and Elliot were a complete joy to be around. While the weekend was filled with loud and hilarious stories of Elliot, dubbed by all he loves as "The Mouth of the South", the quiet way he looks at Candace, in total awe, was beautiful to watch. Candace is totally gorgeous inside and out. Her kind heart immediately shines through and she is clearly adored by everyone who meets her. These two are total firecrackers and a constant bundle of laughs. The joy they bring to each other and everyone around them is infectious and I am excited to see where life takes them.
Thank you so much, Candace and Elliot. You two are a total joy and I feel blessed to have been a part of your union!
Also, I think I may just require all the future weddings I shoot to be bow-tie only and have a set of fake mustaches handy.