Saturday, I didn't just shoot a wedding, I shot a worship service. At Wendy and Jamals' wedding, they started their reception with a full 50 people or so choir and live band and dancers and totally rocked the house putting God first in their celebration. Those shots are to come, but my favorite shot of the day was the simplicity of this one. After exchanging their vows, they started their union as husband and wife by lifting their hands in worship to the sweet Lord. I instantly began to cry behind the camera, I can't imagine a more beautiful way to begin a marriage than in complete surrender and praise to the Creator of marriage. At the end of the night, Wendy got up and gave a toast to her new husband and ended it by saying "As long as you follow Jesus, I will always follow you." Again, cry, tears. So beautiful.
To Wendy and Jamal, your love for each other and love for the Lord is contagious. Thank you for your example, I was completely moved by your wedding, as I'm sure everyone else was too who attended. You both inspire me to want to seek God's heart even stronger.
More pictures and the full slideshow to follow soon! :-)
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