A Beautiful Wedding: Ashley and Josh's Perfect Day on Petit Jean
Let me tell you, Ashley and Josh's wedding was beyond amazing! The love and connection they share were evident in every single moment, from the heartfelt expressions to the sweet gestures that filled the entire ceremony. As their photographer, I was truly honored to capture their special day and witness the incredible support they received from their loving families. Describing all the incredible details and highlights of their wedding at the breathtaking Petit Jean State Park is going to be an exciting challenge!
Picture this: Ashley and Josh's ceremony took place by Lake Bailey, nestled right behind the visitors center. It was like a dream come true, with the stunning lake serving as the perfect backdrop for their beautiful union. The natural beauty surrounding us added an extra touch of romance, making the entire event even more magical. Let me tell you, choosing Petit Jean as their venue was an absolute stroke of brilliance!
When I saw Josh's face as Ashley made her way down the aisle, I knew it was a moment for the books. His smile and tears said it all!!. It was an unforgettable sight that truly tugged at the heartstrings and will be cherished forever!!
Now, let's talk about those incredible bride and groom portraits! We returned to the overlook behind Mather Lodge, the exact spot where we had captured their engagement shoot last fall. With the sun playing hide-and-seek behind the clouds, we were blessed with perfect lighting, resulting in breathtaking pictures that perfectly captured their love and happiness. Trust me, they turned out absolutely amazing!
Ashley and Josh's reception was all about simplicity and sweetness. They opted for a laid-back atmosphere and treated their guests (and me, of course!) to a delightful taco bar that was so yummy! The first dances were a pure display of love and tenderness, creating beautiful memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.
To bid farewell to the newlyweds, we celebrated with a fun bubble exit. It was a joyous moment, marking the end of their unforgettable celebration. Let me tell you, I love bubble exits, I think even more than sparklers, especially when there are children around—it's all fun and no fire risk!
Among all of the beautiful details that made their day truly special, Ashley surprised me with a thoughtful gift—a cup that perfectly expressed her gratitude. The attention to detail and thoughtfulness she put into selecting that cup really touched me. I simply had to share a photo of it, so you can see just how wonderful it is (check out the last photo below)!
From the breathtaking lakeside venue to the heartfelt first dances, every aspect of Ashley and Josh's wedding was a reflection of their deep and beautiful love. Being part of their journey and capturing their love story through photography was an absolute honor. Their wedding day will forever be remembered as a joyous celebration filled with love, laughter, and sweet memories.
My new favorite gardening, editing and take with me everywhere cup!