Maria and Bodo grew up in the same neighborhood, but although their circle of friends and family intersected, they didn’t meet right away. After finally meeting and dating for the past five years, they were married at the Arlington Congregational Church in Jacksonville, just a hop, skip, and jump away from where they grew up by the St. John’s river. We did their “After Session” portraits at one of their friend’s home on the river, which will be up in a separate blog post soon. Their wedding may have been organized quickly, but all the details came together in a lovely way.
I never cry at weddings. But when I sort through the images later and create my blog posts, I’m often moved by the love and emotions I see. This was one of those weddings where I got a little teary-eyed looking through the images. There was so much raw emotion. It’s easy to see that love runs deep between Maria and Bodo as they head into their new lives together and embrace all the changes that brings. Maria and Bodo, you two are meant to be together. Thank you for just being yourselves and for having me be part of your day. It was an honor to record these memories for you. I wish you much joy in your new married life!
Maria was walked down the aisle by both her step-father and father.
Maria, you’re stunning. And you look at home.
The maid of honor is also Maria’s best friend from many years.
Their first dance was filled with emotion.
My own daughters are still very young, but I can imagine how moving it will be when they get married. These were such special dances between Maria, Bodo and their parents. Their faces say it all.
There’s nothing like the bride’s shoe coming off with the garter to add a little spice.
The bridal party had a last dance.
DJ: Music Factory
Flowers: Arlington Florist
Decorations: Alpha and Omega Event Consultants