Documenting the most important day in someone’s life is pretty extraordinary. When you have known that person almost all of your life, it makes it that much more special. I actually grew up with Lara in our little hometown of Cedar Falls, Iowa. We kept in touch through Facebook and when I moved to Nashville years ago I noticed that she too had moved to Nashville! She had been following my photography and around that time she sent me a message that said whenever she got married she had to have me photograph her wedding. So when she found the man she knew she was going to marry I was so excited to hear from her again!
These two have such a great love story. They both work in the music industry here in Nashville, were put in touch through work and actually exchanged e-mails for 3 months before ever actually meeting in person. At their wedding they shared copies of an e-mail Lara had sent to her mom telling her that she thought he might be the one, before they even went on their first date! When you know, you just know :)
We photographed their engagement session and awesome engagement party here in Nashville and then had the privilege of traveling up to Iowa to photograph their beautiful wedding. Their day was full of so much love and after knowing Lara for so many years, it was truly a joy to see her find such a love.
So many more wonderful moments from Lara & Charly’s celebration on our Facebook page, so go on over and tag yourself!
Lara’s sisters helping her into her dress.
And the adorable ring bearers :) The anticipation right before Lara walks down the aisle with her dad. Love these moments…When asked “Who gives this woman?” Lara’s dad accidentally said “His mother & I do!” Everyone burst out laughing. I love sweet memories like this :) They were so excited to marry each other. Such adorable flower girls! Their wedding party was so much fun! This is just a sneak peek of that :) I love the character of downtowns…and of course, two people in love doesn’t hurt :) Lara, how gorgeous are you! You made a stunning bride. Lara’s sister gave such a sweet toast and had every one tearing up. First dances are always some of my favorite moments on a wedding day. This is why. And this isn’t typically how I end a post but I just had to share this photo that Matt snapped as we were saying goodbye for the evening. This moment pretty much sums up why I love what I do so much. People like Lara & Charly are why.
VENUE | Waterloo Center for the Arts
FLORIST | Peterson & Tietz
CATERER | Moment In Thyme
LIGHTING | Nashville Event Lighting
Nashville wedding photographer, Kristyn Hogan, documents the spirited, fresh, timeless story of weddings in Nashville and destinations worldwide.