Doing wedding photography is one of my favorite things to do. To watch two families come together to celebrate their loved ones, is simply one of the best feelings on Earth; however, photographing your own family member as she marries her best friend might top that feeling. My aunt Susan is the youngest of her six brothers and sisters, and she has four handsome sons all who walked her down the aisle. On June 21, 2014 she married Ty Rynearson in Peoria, Illinois.
I first met Ty in South Carolina at my cousin Lauren's wedding last October. I had the pleasure of getting to know him as we traveled to an old tea plantation and visited local distilleries. I liked him immediately, and I could tell he was going to be around for a long while. When I asked Aunt Susan about their future, a goofy girly “I'm in absolute and total love” grin spread across her face as she said that he was her best friend. I told her that you marry your best friend. A short time later, they were engaged!
It was an absolute blessing to photograph her wedding surrounded by our large family. And, Ty's family and friends were a warm, welcoming bunch who held their own against the “Selfie Attack” led by my dear father.
To the woman who somehow makes it around the country to everyone's graduations, weddings, and large celebrations in life: Matt and I wish you and Ty a lifetime of happiness, goodwill, and cheer. I don't think you'll ever stop laughing with that man by your side! Congratulations!