For those of you who follow my work you may remember the photos from a wedding I shot this past December --- Stephanie and Shane's wedding which is now featured on my website.
Weeelllll, Emily is Steph's cousin. And when I found out she wanted me to shoot her wedding I was ecstatic and knew right a way it was gonna be a blast. After emailing back and forth with Emily I found out that her fiance, Mike, was an ex-bull rider (how random and awesome is that!) And slowly I began to visualize this country wedding.
At some point their reception hall fell through and Mike and Emily opted to host the reception at their house. Which, honestly, was the best thing they could have done because I can't have imagined a more fitting location. Their property is beautiful. They have a quaint country red barn with a couple of horses and a field to ride in. It completely fit their personalities.
Now I'm not an ultra country person, but when you're hanging out with Mike and Emily it just kind of rubs off on you. And in this case it rubbed off on to my wife a little more then it did me. Mike wasn't even half way into his line dancing routine when I heard Shiloh let out a "Yehaaawww!" My jaw dropped and I just grinned from ear to ear. For anyone that knows my wife knows she is a pretty shy and quite person. And I don't know how Emily and Mike did it, but they got her to Yehaaaw in a room of people she had just met. So in my book, Mike and Emily are right up there at the top of the list of just pure awesomeness and I can't wait to see them again. (Emily told me I could bring my two daughters by sometime to see their horses, and I'm definitely looking forward that.) Everybody needs a country friend.