This was a day Wendy had looked forward to for a long, long time :: the day she’d finally begin married life together with her soul mate. She was radiant, bursting with such excitement to finally say I do, while Austin, even in all his calm demeanor, was focused on one thing — making sure their day was filled with joy. And on the hottest day of the year (well, I think every day between April and October in Hays must be hot…) they warmed the hearts of everyone around them as vows were exchanged and happy tears were shed.
Laughter filled the spaces of every room throughout the day — lighthearted jokes from their friends, well wishes of family, and the cheerful conversations about what the future holds for them. I was pleased to have Rik of Rik Andes Photography photographing alongside me, although he didn’t seem to melt in the heat as much as I did.
After the ceremony, a few portraits on the Fort Hays State University campus ::
Wendy and Austin, it was a delight to meet your wonderful families and get to know the friends and people who have helped shape the people you are, and shared in your experiences individually and as a couple. Best wishes for a life filled with days as joyful as your wedding day! Cheers!