It’s always such an honor when a friend asks you to photograph their wedding. I was absolutely thrilled when Lee and Mariah asked me to photograph their beautiful fall wedding at Mighty Oak Lodge! Lee and I met seven years ago while we were going to school at Mizzou. We quickly became friends and enjoyed all sorts of shenanigans together, from learning about duck hunting together to sledding on snow-covered streets during the snowpocalypse of 2011. Although he claims he wasn’t trying to set us up, Lee introduced me to Matt, my now-husband, and the shenanigans continued amongst our little friend group. Years later, when Lee brought Mariah in to our friend group, it was obvious that they were a perfect fit for each other. Any spare time they have together is spent hunting, fishing, looking for arrowheads, and everything else in the great outdoors.
It’s rare to see a couple who is a better fit for each other than Lee and Mariah. I’ll never forget the way Lee’s face looked when he saw Mariah walking down the aisle towards him. The way he couldn’t stop smiling at her had me in tears. Even more amazing than the way that Lee and Mariah love each other, is the way that they love others. They would drop everything in a second to help a friend in need. It was amazing to see how excited all of their friends and family were for them! Their wedding was an absolute PAR-TAY! Everybody there was so thrilled to be celebrating their wedding day with them!
Lee and Mariah – I can’t wait to see what this life has in store for you guys! Love you both!