“Well Tim, today is the day!!” Jessica said with her hair half done and looking into the camera. “I cannot believe it is here but I am so excited!” All of Jessica’s bridesmaid’s, mother, and friends listened to hear in awe of her and how when she speaks of Tim the joy that is brought out in her. This day was long anticipated by everyone and the realization that “they are getting married” was actually sinking in now. “I cannot wait to see you when I am walking down that aisle, I love you” she finished. This was followed by about 10 ladies all saying, “aww” very loudly and finished with the classic girl giggle.

Spending most of the morning in the bridal suite with the ladies was truly a joy. I don’t think I have ever been a part one where there was much laughter and joy. One of my favorite things to do with the bridesmaids is to do a first look with them seeing the bride with her dress on for the first time. It always makes for the cutest reactions and o man did I ever get them!

The rain didn’t relent all morning even though the weather network promised me it would stop by 2pm… With the wipers on I drove to the Pentecostal’s of Fort St. John Church and I am not going to lie, this church is probably the most classy, modern and stylin’ church in town. It is basically a photographers dream. Jessica and Tim are the first couple to get married at their new building and you could tell that the congregation was excited because it was packed on their wedding day!

Tim & Jessica are truly in love with each other and are also truly in love with God. Their ceremony had a focus on always loving and serving each other and God, and of course that makes my heart happy because I am in total agreement with that. Sometimes it is hard to talk about religion in blogs because it might rub people the wrong way but with Tim & Jessica’s wedding there is no way that you can’t talk about God. “These two are a power couple for God,” the pastor said during the ceremony. They also had their church elders surround them in prayer and finished the ceremony with a foot washing. Serving, loving God, and loving others; these two are already off to an amazing start.

After our rainy portrait session we went back to the church and had the reception. It was honestly like a big family dinner. Long tables, AMAZING food, and lots of laughter. Jessica and Tim you guys win for the best food at a wedding so far 😉 My favorite part of the wedding is listening to the speeches because you get even more insight into the couple. Jessica and Tim are surrounded by some pretty amazing people and it is so encouraging knowing that they have a community that will love and support them through their marriage journey!

Tim & Jessica, thank you so much for choosing me to be your photographer. I feel like I became a friend to you both through the process. All the messaging and encouragement made for a pretty amazing wedding day! Although it was raining we made the most of it and I am so excited to see what God has in store for you both <3

Venue: The Pentacostals of Fort St. John Church

Florist: Safeway

Invitations: Minted

Suits: Edwards Factory Outlet

Videographer : Tyra E Photography & Film

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