Lauryn and Janae were married on April 15th with a ceremony and reception at Terradorna in Manor, TX.
The love and affection that Lauryn and Janae have for each other is amazing. You can see the love and endearment they share just by being near them. These two amazing women have such an easy and beautiful connection that it made my job easy. They have such a deep love of life, of travel and of each other.
As is sometimes the case with LGBTQ weddings, not all of their family members were on board with the wedding. Unfortunately, the brides also struggled to find vendors willing to work with them. I find it heartbreaking that these struggles still exist. Planning a wedding is stressful enough. Then to add this unnecessary stress… I can't even imagine. But Lauryn and Janae weren’t going to let that stop them from enjoying their special day.
I personally felt like I could relate to their love story, since I am married to someone of a different ethnicity. Not all of our family members were fond of our marriage. I'm a strong believer that love knows no boundaries. Not from color, creed, nor sexual orientation. It was an honor to capture their day for these two women to celebrate their love and their marriage.
The day began with both brides getting into their beautiful dresses. Both Lauryn and Janae chose stunning wedding gowns. Once they were both ready, we had a first look outside by where the ceremony would take place.There was such raw emotion in the first look when these two embraced. But one of my favorite images of the day was when I was able to grab the brides and steal them away to the room where they had gotten ready so they could share a moment together.For just a quiet moment, Lauryn and Janae leaned into one another. With all weddings, things can get crazy and emotions run so hot, so a quiet, shared moment like this seemed so precious.Just two women, alone with their love.
Lauryn and Janae are absolute stunning, and the intensity of their love just melts my heart. I was so honored to be asked to capture their wedding. Lauryn and Janae, love certainly won on your wedding day, and it’s my sincere hope that it will continue to win for years to come.Congratulations!