One of the things I love the most about being a wedding photographer in the age of social media is that, every now and again, my occupation allows me to reconnect with people I haven't seen or spent time with in years. And, when that happens, it's like hitting fast forward on the time you've spent apart as a wedding is a major life event that can tell you a lot about how a person has grown or changed.
Such was the case at Mike and Rachel's October wedding at Castle Manor Inn in Gloucester.
I met and worked with Mike at one of my first jobs when we were both teenagers and by the time I left that company, he was getting ready to go off to college to study meteorology and I was getting ready to begin working as a sports reporter at a small newspaper.
It's been well over a decade since then but I knew moments into Mike and Rachel's wedding that while the groom-to-be was certainly a different person than when we worked together, he's someone that has made some amazing choices over the years as Rachel is the perfect match for him, they have an undeniable chemistry that was a joy to watch and his friends and family were overjoyed for the two.
Mike and Rachel's wedding day was one of my favorite events of 2017 and one of the most beautiful and touching weddings I've ever shot. It was so much fun that I couldn't help but stay until the last song of the night as I, and the couple themselves, didn't want to see this night end.
Thankfully, we'll have the photos to look back on forever as it was a day (and night) worth documenting every moment of.
So, if you'd like to see one of my absolute favorite weddings of 2017 with a couple whose love for each other was infectious, check out Mike & Rachel's big day by clicking here.
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