In late 2007, I “met” Danielle online through a UW-Whitewater networking group on Xanga. I had just graduated two years prior and she was just starting her freshman year at the same college (and the same dorm). For the next two years, we casually kept up with each other’s blogs. I remember reading all about Gustavo, her high school sweetheart. She knew he was the one from the get-go. Around the time they got engaged, I became more serious about my photography and was moving in the direction of potentially starting a business. Danielle had followed my progress, which I shared on my blog, and sometime after they got engaged, she asked if I would be willing to photograph their wedding. My first, “real” wedding on the books. They were the first to ask – and ever since – they have been my BIGGEST supporters.
So yes, I was a little sentimental about this wedding, and I may have cried more than once. It was surreal showing up to the church – we had talked about this day for only four years. Never in a million years would I have guessed four years ago, that I would be shooting this gal’s wedding. Okay, where are the tissues?