Monday, February 23, 2015

joe + liesl // wedding

She sat across from me at a local coffee shop, completely glowing. She could hardly keep from smiling and playing with her engagement ring as she told me the love story between her and fiancĂ©, Joe. He had just moved to town and was doing his residence as a doctor, and she was studying to get her masters in biology and minor in chemistry. So when he visited the church her dad pastored, they hit it off right away as their interests were so similar. It took a few intentional conversations from Joe to get Liesl to think of him as more than a friend, but once that happened it wasn't long until Liesl knew that this wasn't just another friendship, but that this was the one.  

To Liesl, February 1st 2014 was just another snowy day. But to Joe, this was what he had prayed for. He prayed that on the day he was going to ask the biggest question of his life to the woman he loved, it would be snowing. And it did. Huge snowflakes fell from the sky as Joe led Liesl through her backyard woods and down to their special spot by the creek. And there on the frozen water, he knelt and asked if she'd marry him. She said yes, and the rest is history. 

Their wedding was on a beautiful late Summer's day and their venue was at the farm Liesl grew up on. It's ranked as one of my favorite weddings EVER to shoot not only because of how lovely everything was, but also because of the way I saw how perfectly God (once again) brought two people together when they least expected it. 

As always, a huge thanks goes to my second shooter Laura for her amazing eye of detail. So many of these photos wouldn't be here if it wasn't for her. 

Thanks for checking out today's post! Hope you enjoy it as much do. :) 

“Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages, betrayed the rhythm and the music; perhaps…perhaps… love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath.” –l.m. montgomery

Is Laura's eye for detail incredible or what??

These five brothers of Liesl's aren't protective at all. ;)

Much love, 



  1. What a beautiful setting for a wedding! Great job, I love your photos of the bride's bouquet.

    1. Samantha, It was truly a beautiful day for an outdoor it made my day super easy! And weren't the flowers beautiful? Sort of hard to believe that most of the flowers were fake;) Thanks for dropping a comment!



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