"When you find your tribe- you'll know."
I read that sentence in the book "Tribes" by Seth Godin (if you've never read this book you need to!) a few months ago and it really stuck with me. How? How would you know? Or better yet- how would THEY know that I was suppose to be part of their tribe?? In high school I never really found a group that I fully fit in with and was able to truly be myself. I always felt like I was playing the role that whatever group I was with needed me to play. Flash forward a lot of years and sometimes I still feel like, at times, I'm playing a role. I have to though. As a mom, wife and small business owner I wear 15 different hats every day so sometimes it feels like I'm never really sure which is the perfect fit with the shear exception of that wife hat. When I am with my husband I know that I am truly at my truest self. He knows all the crazy parts that make me, well, me and still comes home every night! Haha! But until recently, I never felt that 100% click in my role as a business owner. And then, I found several couples whose weddings I have recently photographed and it was almost like you could hear the audible 'CLICK!' They got me and were not only okay with it, but we fit together in our own little version of unique. Melinda and Troy are one of these couples. I am so grateful that they asked me to capture their wedding day and that we have had the chance to grow our friendship the last few months. For me, it was a no brainer at their reception to get a quick photo with them. (Please ignore the fact that I look exhausted- I'm wearing about 50 pounds of gear, so I AM exhausted!) Also, I had no clue until I opened these images that they were pointing at me in the shots! Oblivious much?? Haha! I have so much that I want to share with you from their wedding day, but tonight I had to share just a couple including the image of me in all of my "10 hours after shooting a wedding" look. It's super glamorous, right?!
I hope you guys are enjoying your honeymoon, and thank you so much for including me in your tribe not only this past weekend, but since day 1.
PS, this first picture where Melinda is laughing at me and Troy is looking at her with complete love- not posed. They literally looked at each other like that all day and spent the entire wedding day laughing.
Vendors: (Ladies, if you are planning a wedding- these are the vendors you are going to want- I promise!)
Venue: WilAker Farm,
Coordinating: Frame Worthy Events
Catering: First Class Catering
Melinda's Dress: David's Bridal
Hair:Lacey Guernsey from Vivian Lou
Rentals: Seward Party Rentals
Band: Blue River Band
Officiant: Sam Hickey
Bartender: Brian Gore
Wait- did another wedding happen in Brown County this weekend?!? ;)