October 14, 2017
Today we did pictures for Brittany and Jason’s wedding. Most beautiful and emotional wedding we had the honor of doing their pictures. So thankful we got to do them. I am lucky that I know Jason pretty well. He rode horses with my daughters when they were growing up. His son looks so much like him. Boy I could tell some stories back then. Ha ha.
The day started out going to the hair dressers to take pictures of them getting their hair done. I enjoyed the morning banter and the nervousness of the bride. She was beautiful as she walked in the door to get her hair done. Her bridesmaids were laughing about their times together and of course the fun they had at the bachelorette party. It was so enjoyable to listen to the laughter and watch Jason and Brittany’s son, Triston, run around and play with toys. He is such a cute fella.
Jim took on the project of picture taking of the groom and all the men in his party getting ready. Clyde was generous and let them use his house to get ready which is so beautiful by the way.
The bride, the bride’s maids and I got back to the Crawfish Shack to start getting ready. If you have never been to the Crawfish Shack you do not know what you are missing. This place is beyond beautiful and if you want to do an event you should check this out. One awesome place for weddings and any type of event you could think of. It also has a seasonal restaurant that you should check it out if you ever get a chance. Well enough of that. Lol! Everyone was running around and Jim and I chasing them trying to get pictures of everything going on. People doing makeup, touching up hair, and nervously laughing. Misting rain outside that I know was stressing the bride out. But as Jason is, a miracle, why would we be surprised that the day would not be a blessing too. As the wedding time neared the rain stopped.
After the wedding, we did all the wedding pictures and guess what no rain and as soon as we got back from doing all our pictures and got back under the shelter the misting rain came back. You know, that it is good luck if it rains on your wedding, but the angels spread their wings and held off the rain so Jason and Brittany would get their pictures of their dreams.
As I was walking back with Jason, when we were finished, I watched Jason and I just wanted to hug him into. He makes me so proud. If you don’t know, Jason was in a terrible accident and was not supposed to be alive but God had other plans and he is here today living life to the fullest. The next thing he was told, he would never walk, but here I was walking right beside him and talking to him. I told Jason that whenever my belief in God faltered I would think of him because he is a sure sign God is great. I also told Jason I was so proud of him, because part of the reason he is walking is his determination and not giving up. I know he had to have times that he wished he wasn’t here and how frustrating and all the pain he endured. But look here, there he is walking beside me and talking to me and it made my heart so happy.
Once we got back we did the normal wedding day pictures, you know, eating cake announcing the wedding party, etc. I think the most memorable moments to me was when Brittany danced with her dad, Jason danced with his mom but the best moment of all, was the dance with Jason and Brittany. Husband and wife at last! I don’t think there were many dry eyes and that included mine. Glad my camera can auto focus! Jason defied all odds and there he was dancing with his beautiful wife.
So, when you think there aren’t miracles, my friend, think again, because you will be so wrong!
Thank you, Jason and Brittany, for letting us do your wedding pictures! It was truly an honor!