, Weddings

Ribbons and Curls

See this image below? It’s probably along with its 3 other brothers (that are later in the post) are some of my favorite wedding images. I quite possibly think that if we existed in a world of where we only could show one image to represent a couple, their wedding, and their love. This would be it.

The pure joy that is in this photo is enough to make me sing “Oh Happy Day”. The support of their friends. The beautiful style and details that the bride carefully put together and the surge of excitement and celebration for the years ahead. Walking forward into marriage with God at their center. Weddings are so beautiful when all these components come together.

I want you to walk away from this post and find that JOY. I printed this image big in my office because it is the joy I want to create for others. The joy I want to feel in my own life and marriage. Today I challenge you to find that photo for you. Look on Pintrest. Peruse your old photos. It could be a picture of your grandma or of the sky. It could be a person or a word. Whatever it is. Find it and then put it up. On your desktop, your wall, your phone screen saver.

Surround yourself with the Joy, Today.

  Also, thank you to my amazing assistant Kristi that I could not have done this wedding without!


  1. Liz

    Just brilliant!!

  2. christy

    gorgeous pictures, gorgeous couple! (and there’s a Pear Tree card on the table in one of the photos, whoo hoo!) 🙂

  3. leah

    Oh it’s just like a breath of fresh air!

  4. Kim

    Just beautiful Gina! What a lovely couple! Their love & story show through your images.

  5. Melissa Jean

    Fantastic colors in these images. Great job with the wedding, everything looks gorgeous!

  6. Kailey-Michelle

    What a lovely wedding! Stunning and full of love. You captured the day beautiful…some wonderful moments!!

  7. Lindsay (& Andrew) Walker

    Gina, Andrew and I truly love every photo in this post!! You captured the day so perfectly and we feel so blessed to have it complete our memory of that precious day. We can’t wait to see the rest of the suite and put some ‘joy’ photos of our own up on our walls! Thank You Thank YOU!! (& Kristi + Matt!)

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  9. Victoria Derrick

    You’ve gone and done it again, rocked me to my very core 🙂 xo