Cassia and Kayeden are just the cutest couple!!! Cassia and I met, which now seems forever ago, to talk about her big day and see if Jessica Wilson Photography was the right fit for her; and what she was looking for in a photographer. As it turns out, we both were pumped for what Minnesota ALWAYS has to offer us in winter months, SNOW! Well, we can never predict mother nature and what she is supposed to offer… The weather was a little off, all over the country, like Minnesota having NO SNOW in December! I was a little sad because I was looking forward to beautiful snowy shots. Then, I finally got to the Chart House, and the moment I saw how the ice on the lake glistened with the little bit of snow along the lake shore, it turned my frown upside down! The temperature that day was not forgiving either, so we had to move fast.
My best photographer moment ever was when I was trying to get a better angle so I took a few steps backwards out onto the lake. Kayeden looked at me with fear in his face and said he just saw fish swimming… right under the water where I was standing! With the lack of snow here in Minnesota, we also had a lack of cold weather so our lakes were not completely frozen yet either. That could have been very bad, but I have to do what I have to do to get the best shot! Despite the elements, your wedding turned out beautiful and I am so happy to have been a part of it.
Congrats again! I wish you two the best for many years to come!
Lauren got my information from another one of my clients, another bride actually! She was so excited to work with me and I was equally excited to work with her. Lauren and Casey live in Florida but both grew up here in Hastings, MN. Because of the distance, I never got the pleasure of meeting Lauren in person before her big day; but just from talking to her on the phone the couple times I did, I learned so much about her from just by her voice. Lauren was super bubbly, extremely out going, the-glass-is-always-half-full type of gal. She seemed like someone that always has a smile on her face and love to put a smile on others faces as well. I could just tell all that from her voice!
When we finally met up together on the big day I was totally right! She is super sweet and one of the kindest women you’ll ever meet. Her smile is contagious. No wonder Casey put a ring on it! Their day started a little cloudy, which was great for pictures in that big open area, some people think that clouds will ruin a day, but I see the beauty in them, so I take full advantage! Then, like clockwork, the clouds rolled out- what you read next REALLY happened, I know it sounds unreal, but it happened: As Lauren walked down the isle the clouds moved aside and the bright, shining sun came out! I believe that God was shining down on these two that day and gave her that sunshine as a blessing. It was definitely meant to be. The sun ONLY came out for their ceremony then peaked back behind the clouds. Her whole day was just that amazing and I am so grateful Lauren and Casey trusted me to capture their big day.
Congrats again and thank you, I hope when you come back to visit, I get to see you too!