lauren + holton | palo duro canyon wedding

I pray about every wedding we take and I feel fine saying that. Someone told me one time not to talk about my personal belief system as it relates to our business. What I pray is that we would do the best job we possibly can, that the couple would have the best day of their lives, and that we would build relationships with the people we have the pleasure of meeting. We talked with Lauren and Holton early on and were really bummed that we weren’t going to be able to help out with their wedding. Bonnie and I both know and love Lauren and her family. They are precious. One of the hardest things about being a wedding photographer is that you don’t get to be at more than one place at a time. That means that you have to send a bunch of bummer e-mails when you’re booked. So it was a little crazy when we had a couple decide to postpone their wedding some months before Lauren and Holton’s wedding which opened up their weekend. On top of that, Lauren and Holton's photographer let them know they weren't going to be able to do it because of an unavoidable circumstance. Their wedding day was incredible and one I was so happy to be there for. I got emotional a several times, of course, and came away from their wedding knowing that we were supposed to be there. It was very simple, tasteful, energetic, and genuine. Holton is awesome. I met him the day of the wedding, which is very unusual for me. What I loved about Holton is that he truly experienced the day. He didn’t hold anything back and it is so obvious how much he loves Lauren. He is an awesome and inspiring guy. Lauren is so sweet, genuine, and caring. She spent her entire wedding day in an outward focus toward her family, Holton, and friends. She has such great style too, right? She did her own flowers, conveniently her profession in Nashville, and most of the decor. It always amazes me when people do that. Look through the blog post and see if you don’t fall in love with Lauren and Holton! They are wonderful people and I felt totally lucky to be a part of it all!