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May 24, 2018


The day began quiet and cool but the excitement grew as the day progress and the weather decided to match the mood. The foggy morning parted and bathed the stone walls and terra-cotta tiles of Hidden Oaks in warm sunlight.

Joe and summer shared sweet vows that brought me to tears as they both refferenced their first date when Joe talked Summer’s ear off about his love of Marvel. He didn’t hold back one bit and Summer listen with a sweet and eager smile though (at the time) she cared nothing of super heros.

They brought this moment up not just because it is funny but because that specific conversation gave them a window into the deeper character of both of their hearts.

Summer, the kind and caring woman always serving other above herself. And Joe the passionate and loyal man.

The beautiful day was fitting for this beautiful couple. It matched their giant smiles, glittering eyes, and full hearts.

Thank you Joe + Summer for choosing me and giving me the honor of documenting your beautiful day!




Joe + Summer’s Beautiful Day was made possible by this talented team:

Venue: Hidden Oaks Retreat Center | Coordinator: Wedding Bliss by Lyss | Florist: Sweet Blossom Design | Beauty Team: Beauty and the Beach | Dress: Strut Bridal


  1. Alyssa

    May 25th, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Beautiful Photos and a beautiful couple! Congrats Summer and Joe!!!

  2. Sandy

    May 26th, 2018 at 1:12 am

    Beautiful photos! Thanks so much for everyone who made this possible!

  3. Pam

    May 26th, 2018 at 1:59 am

    Beautiful bride, beautiful wedding and beautiful photos! Congrats to Summer and Joe!!

  4. karen whitmus

    May 26th, 2018 at 4:49 am

    WOW!!!!!! Fantastic pics. Beautiful bride and handsome groom. Love you!

  5. Hope

    June 20th, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Wow! The pictures are gorgeous and the couple are some amazing people with beautiful souls!!!

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