A JOPLIN MISSOURI WEDDING: I met Leah when she was 2. She’s my cousin-in-law and truly one of the sweetest, most good-hearted people you’ll ever meet. At 35 years old I’m only now getting to the age where I can remember meeting someone when they were tiny and then see them grow up into a beautiful and responsible young adult, which is such a weird milestone for me (especially as someone who constantly feels like I’ve never aged past my 20th birthday, haha). And then to see her find the love of her life, get engaged, and be asked to photograph the wedding?! It’s hard to put into words what a meaningful celebration their sweet day was!
First looks always make me a little teary-eyed, but for this one I was positively weepy. I can’t even tell you the number of times I had big tears in my eyes watching all of Leah and Mark’s big and small moments surrounded by friends and family who all obviously love them so dearly. One of my favorite things about weddings is how the couple’s support system absolutely showers them with love and encouragement for their new marriage in a way that usually doesn’t happen at other times in life (let’s change that though and normalize boundless encouragement for every season of marriage)! And when the celebration at the church was over, we ran over to a gorgeous little park in Neosho with a tall waterfall and beautiful evening light to take their portraits in. I could have kept photographing them all night!
I’m so thankful to know you and get to be a part of your family Leah. And Mark, I’m so impressed with the good man you are (it’s easy to see) and I know that you two have so much happiness ahead of you. I can’t wait to see where your journey together takes you (and I promise we’ll stop in when we take our East coast road trip)!
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Corrie Childers is a sought-after Northwest Arkansas wedding photographer, Arkansas engagement photographer, Arkansas bridal photographer and Arkansas proposal photographer. Corrie has a natural passion for classic, timeless wedding photography in an elegant and relaxed style. Corrie is currently booking Arkansas weddings in Bella Vista, Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, Siloam Springs, Eureka Springs and all of Northwest Arkansas, as well as Little Rock, El Dorado, Dallas, St. Louis, Kansas City, Tulsa, Oklahoma City and beyond!
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