Katheryn and I met when we were fifteen years old. She was Miss Sunshine and Giggles, and I was “The Purple Queen,” and we were both embarrassingly awkward homeschoolers who thought we were cool. A potential for disaster, except that we were both awkward and we both thought we were cool, and we didn’t know any different, so… it just worked. We became friends— good friends— and have stayed friends all of these years. Even though we live in different cities and have different lives, and rarely see each other more than once year, we’re the kind of friends that can just pick up and be again.
I met Kat for lunch a couple of years ago, and we caught up about life and families and singleness, all that was hard and all that was good about God’s constant, steady grace. She mentioned this guy in passing, “George. A friend is trying to set us up. We’ll see.”
Well… the “we’ll see” turned into an “oh, helllllloooooo!!!” which quickly become love, and then a question, and then a ring, and then an “I Do.” George & Kat, I’m so grateful for your friendship, so grateful God’s kindness to both of you, so grateful for the privilege of shooting your wedding, and so excited for Baby Fohl on the way!!!!
Katheryn’s aunts planned, created, and executed all of the decorations for the day. George & Katheryn had planned for an outdoor ceremony, but contrary weather forced a quick change of plans. Though not what they originally had in mind, “The Aunts” came through and did a lovely job transforming a large space into a rustic, country-inspired bit of lovely.
Katheryn comes from a rather large family (ten siblings… and four are now married and have children. you do the math). I fully expect my enormous family to look like this one day.
Anyone recognize the couple in the top left photo? That would be Tim & Linz, who were also at Sam & Chelsea’s wedding. Apparently they love to attend weddings I’m shooting, and they love to make these faces. (Linz was kind enough to second shoot for part of this wedding… love having her along as a friend and helper.)