You may have noticed something about us here at Radiant Photography….
… we have a lot of cousins!
(No, not all of those people are our cousins, but a good number of them are!)
Lucky for us, we love them all dearly!
(How could we not?! )
And lucky for them too I guess because they get wedding photos out of the deal!
This cousin is no exception to the cousinly love that floods Radiant. This is my (Breanna’s) cousin, Ashley.
The funniest thing I can remember about the little girl version of Ashley was how scared she was of movies growing up. Not of scary movies, just of every movie.
I, being the wise and older cousin I was, remember rolling my eyes when she cried at, no not the Exorcist, but Pinocchio, and I was forced to shut it off. Oh and don’t even MENTION the name E.T. to her to this day (Sorry Ashley, I hope you don’t have night terrors tonight because I mentioned the “E” word)!
So Ashley, I’m sorry if I scarred you for life with my children’s “horror” movies, but I’d like to believe you’re now stronger for it thanks to me!
While I don’t have any childhood memories of Ashley’s new husband, Tyler…
…I do have lots of great ones that involve him playing with their two kids, Kenzie and Cayden. Though I’m sorry that I couldn’t post the best one from the wedding (of Tyler helping Cayden pee behind a tree), because it just seemed inappropriate somehow!
Now I have some new favorite memories surrounding both Ashley and Tyler and those are from their wedding day. My favorite wedding day memory with Ashley is of her and her dad doing their father/daughter dance to the most ridiculously emotional song I’ve ever heard in my life.
It was “You’re the Only Little Girl” by Steve and Annie Chapman. Apparently there’s a recording out there somewhere of Ashley singing this song to her dad (complete with costuming) on father’s day when she was 3. If I thought I was overly emotional about the song all by itself (it involves an actual little girl singing to her dad), hearing that story pushed me over the edge! Seriously, Listen to it, you’re going to die! Great, now I’m crying again!
There are tons of sweet memories and moments that I’ll remember about Tyler on his wedding day, but this blog wouldn’t be complete without me mentioning the truly cool part of his many sentiments, and that is THE CAR!
It was his grandfather’s car that he had shipped from Minnesota to Arizona the week of the wedding and then spent time fixing up to be displayed on the big day.
(Here’s Tyler, his dad, and his brother, with his grandfather’s car).
Those were just a couple of the many highlights to this day.
There were of course so many other things that everyone involved in this beautiful wedding day will remember…
…there was the location (Schnepf Farms)…
…. the stunning bridal party….
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…. the adorable ring bearer and flower girl….
… and last but not least, there was the happy couple!
Overall it was an amazing wedding with wonderful people that we love. Scottie and I couldn’t be happier for you, Ashley and Tyler. We hope the years to come are the best yet for you and we’re so happy we get to be a part of them!
Click to see the rest of the photos from Ashley and Tyler’s Western Wedding.