Krista and Jeff | Wedding in Jeffersonville, Indiana

jeffersonville-indiana-louisville-wedding-winter-002Krista and Jeff's wedding was such a refreshment for me to start the wedding season off on.  You may remember their sweet selves from their engagement photos here.  Their wedding fell right after Kentuckiana's last, big snowfall of the year.  Perhaps it wasn't the warm, sunny wedding they planned for, but it was certainly the perfectly timed , wonderfully ordained occasion.  Since these images were made, Jeff's mother has passed away after losing her own battle with cancer.  While I don't wish for this to be the focus of the images and their story, it is essential.  I do think it is worth mentioning the grace and joy with which Krista (and Jeff!) made the choice to move their wedding up, with.  Today would have been the day they were wed before their friends and family, but it was their wish to quickly bump up the occasion so Jeff's mother could enjoy their union and the balance of their family could enjoy the celebration with her included.  Such an encouragement to see a bride joyfully and selflessly give up her plans for the joy of her family-to-be. The morning started off with the girls preparing at her parent's home.  Loved her sparkly shoes and the joy of being around her people.  The fellahs got dressed together.  Jeff's grown boys served as his best men - you may notice a portrait of him in front of snow?  That's an ampersand - a theme in their wedding - that he made in the backyard for Krista to see and be encouraged by, during the busy final week of wedding craziness.  Love how much their family was involved and the ease with which everyone celebrated together and were really just on their team of celebrating well.

Aside from glad images of Jeff's mother, I am so glad we were rewarded with beautiful light for portraits after the ceremony.  We were a bit limited due to the sheer amount of snow piles, when it came to making portraits as planned.  These light soaked images quickly became my favorites from the day.  I think they communicate the love and joy between Jeff and Krista, leaving you with the same warmth they leave those around them with.  Enjoy!

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