I remember the first time I saw Austin and Kimberly together. We were out to dinner with some of my husband’s coworkers, and I witnessed their adorable connection. I was not surprised when I later head they were getting married. I am still obsessed with their sweet engagement session from last spring. It took place on the Mount Nebo property where Austin proposed on a cute little bridge over a creek. That session and the location was meaningful and special, and their Beaver County Elopement was no different.
It is always a joy to witness someone’s wedding day, but it feels especially sacred when I am one of only a few spectators. Such was the case for Austin and Kimberly’s wedding. It was a beautiful fall day in October. Only the officiant, their two closest friends, my husband, and I were there to take part in their celebration. And of course, we can’t forget their sweet pup Bailey.
While everyone hopes for a stress-free wedding day, sometimes things come up that can’t be prevented or predicted. At around 2am the night before their wedding, Austin ended up breaking his ankle! He needed emergency surgery, but they didn’t want to postpone their wedding. They decided to proceed with their plans regardless. Austin was a trooper! He endured a lot of physical pain that day, and we made it work for pictures. He definitely proved that he was willing to go through anything in order to marry Kimberly!
I joined Kimberly as she slipped into her wedding dress and prepared to see her groom for the first time. As I photographed her details, I adored how they had incorporated their passions into their wedding day: the antler hanger for her wedding dress, Kimberly’s signature cowgirl boots, and a hunting arrow we used for a few unique photos.
Kimberly and Austin may not have had the “typical” reception following their ceremony, but I loved that they still incorporated the tradition of cutting their wedding cake and sharing their first bite with each other. I’m so glad to call these two friends! It was an honor to be a part of their day in such a meaningful way.
Many thanks to their team of vendors: