As Kim and Nate’s Ferndale Wedding Photographer I got to take part in one of the most intimate weddings I photographed in 2019. I knew when I first met them that they were a very down to earth couple. They wanted a wedding that celebrated their simple, honest love for each other. They weren’t looking for a big show. I appreciate that. It’s so much fun to document a couple that just loves each other, and wants to get married to share their love with close family and friends.
We pulled into the Ferndale Assembly of God church in Ferndale, Michigan it immediately struck me as exactly how their website describes themselves, “a warm and loving church”. Their members take great pride in the church. It’s decorated with motivational devotions to remind you of where you are.
I found the girls in the basement, jamming out to their favorite music. Kim was surrounded by her two sisters, and we watched as they laughed, shared stories about growing up together, their parents, and did their hair and makeup. I couldn’t help but smile with them.
The anticipation built as the finishing touches were put on, and we got ready for Kim’s first look with her Dad. I love a good emotional first look, and these two did not disappoint. Her dad was so excited to see her, he kept asking “Can I turn around yet?”
It was an amazing start to our day and left us soaring as we swept off to the ceremony. Their wedding ceremony was full of tears, smiles and love. Their close friends and family lifted them in prayer, and wished them years of joy together.
Enjoy the rest of these images from Kim and Nate’s wedding day, and my chance to be their Ferndale Wedding Photographer!