LEONARD, TX – Shelby and Erik’s winter wedding at The Grand Ivory was my very last wedding of 2017. At first glance, December 30th was chilly and gray, but when I arrived at The Grand Ivory to photograph Shelby and Erik’s day, I was overcome with a sense of peace. The intimate calm of their wedding day lingered from the moment I arrived until their celebration concluded, only to be rivaled by the joy and romance surrounding this sweet bride and groom. Is there anything more romantic than and cuddling close to the one your heart loves? More importantly, is there any greater source of peace than faith and prayer in our heavenly Father? Shelby and Erik, thank you so much for choosing me to document these first moments as you wed. It meant the world to me to be by your side as you celebrated the most beautiful promise you’ll ever make to one another. Your faith, commitment, and your ability to make each other laugh is truly inspiring! Congratulations, you two!