Emily + Josh I Maryland Wedding Photography
First I met Emily, and then she talked about Josh. This is how it went for at least a year of our friendship. Emily and I met while in the photojournalism program at Western Kentucky University. She was always super kind and has been a wonderful friend to me, but I will be honest...she would always talk about this Josh fellah who lived at home. And home was far away. Maryland far away. I always smiled and laughed and listened to her stories about this mystery man who I drew up in my mind, until one weekend she came home engaged. And then we all knew it was serious. And then...we met Josh. He came to girls night and worked the grill for us. He blended in effortlessly with our crew and meshes perfect with Emily's gentle, sweet, kindness. He rarely takes his eyes off of her. And that, my friends, is most priceless to watch.
When Josh and Emily asked Jake and I to photograph the wedding I was both super excited and very honored. To be chosen by another photographer AND such sweet people who we have both grown to love to fly to their home and be a part of the first day of the rest of their lives was wonderful. Won-der-ful! Emily and Josh have the kind of love you wish to find. They are kind and encouraging, comfortable and generous - I'm sure I'll be attending their 50th wedding anniversary.
The wedding and weekend was perfectly them. Josh gifted his friends flashlights while Emily and her girls began with hair at the salon where she worked for years. Their ceremony was elegant and personal, at the beautiful and very accommodating Deerfield. They both couldn't stop smiling and giggling. They have the most kind, gracious and wonderful friends - we felt like part of the family from the beginning. An after party was held for everyone in the bridal party, plus some to get a chance to visit and have a little fun.
Thank you Emily and Josh for inviting us to share in your wedding day. A great time was had for sure - it was great to photograph a love so real and infectious. You know I wish you both the best. Thanks and enjoy these!
Many of these images are Jake Stevens'. Thanks for making the trip with me - it all came together great!