Eric + Jessica | a bright and emotional Florida wedding

Jessica is a dear friend of mine from college, and when she approached me about shooting her + Eric’s wedding I literally did a happy dance in my apartment and emailed her back screaming (yes, you can scream through email) YES! Eric + Jessica have such a beautiful love story. They met in high school when Eric’s family was on furlough from Papua New Guinea, went to homecoming together (so precious), and kept in touch when they both went to their respective colleges. Jessica studied Biology at our college, and Eric filmmaking in Indiana.

They began talking more after a couple years at college (which I remember vividly as Jessica lived right across from me on the same hall!) and, from what I gathered from their high school friends I met at the wedding, it was about time. I have seen Eric + Jessica’s relationship grow, even if from a distance, and the love and respect they have for each other is completely inspiring to me. They have sought to love each other better every day, and although I’m known to tear up at every wedding I shoot this was the first wedding where tears were streaming down my face throughout the whole ceremony. (Fortunately none of the photos are blurry – ha!)

Eric + Jessica, I love you two and I love how you love each other – I was so honored to be at your wedding and I am so excited to show these photos to you now!

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