In contrast to the wedding I shot earlier this summer, where I didn't know the bride and groom before they contacted me to be their photographer, for the Burton wedding, I knew almost everyone involved! The bride, Lisa, I have actually known since sophomore year of high school. My, how time flies! Part of what made this wedding so enjoyable to shoot was the fact that everyone (even those I had just met) was kind and encouraging. The bridal party was willing to be goofy, which was tons of fun to capture, as you can see in the picture below:
Another reason I was enthusiastic about this wedding was the venue. Zak and Lisa chose to have their ceremony and reception at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, TN. Although I do not have the building itself in these pictures, you can see it (and the interior) if you look through the gallery for this wedding. Not only are there huge windows (which is a great thing when you're a photographer), but there are some nice green areas that are perfect for group pictures. In fact, they had the ceremony itself outdoors. This time, there was no rain to chase us inside!
Altogether, it was a huge blessing to me to be a part of this wedding. I pray that God blesses Zak and Lisa Burton with grace, patience, and lots of laughter in the years to come!