I'm not quite sure where to begin when it comes to Matt & Kelli. Theirs is a love story that has played out like a true fairy tale, and on July 2nd, they got their beautiful happily ever after.
Unlike most couples whose weddings I've photographed, I've been able to watch Matt & Kelli's story unfold, right from the beginning. Kelli & I follow each other's Instagram pages, and I noticed at one point she was starting to hint at a Mr. Right. Then one day, the official relationship status came, and shortly after that, I watched them traveling back and forth from the States to Japan, (where Matt has been stationed), just so they could see each other. We all, and I mean all, sat on the edge of our seats watching this beautiful love story develop.
Matt proposed to Kelli at the top of the Tokyo Skytree Tower in Japan on one of her trips. Kelli came home and we talked wedding talk. That was it. I was hooked. You mean, I get to photograph this amazing couple's wedding? Talk about flattered, but more than ever, inspired. Nothing inspires me more than true love, and couples who can't get enough of each other, and these two are it!
Their day was personal, intimate, surrounded by their 50 closest family and friends. The people in their lives they couldn't imagine their wedding without. It was filled to the brim with laughter, a few tears, and so much happiness, that everyone's heart was bursting. My own included. Here's a look at the day they waited their whole lives for...