Love is often talked about when weddings are involved. Whether it is how much the groom loves his bride, how love wins, or even how the photographer is in love with love (barf, by the way, on that last one). One of my favorite things about weddings is seeing how love manifests itself, and Michelle and CJ’s wedding does a marvelous job of showcasing a personal favorite expressions of love, both in everyday life, and at weddings: the love within community. The impromptu mikveh in the river, au naturel. Those speeches from brothers and sisters tugged at my heartstrings, the dancing was so full of joy, the smiles in the crowd were delightfully infectious. The 32-person, two horse, two dog bridal party holds the new record for largest at any of my weddings, and it only adds to how much I adore this wedding.

The whole community of family and friends are equally featured here, because they feel every bit as memorable as the couple is… and I love that.
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  • July 17, 2014 - 4:56 am

    Megan Stiles - Perfect. Stunning, really. And thank you for the .gif…perfection.

  • July 17, 2014 - 3:38 pm

    Patty Diaz-Andrade - I LOVE THE GIF!! 🙂 xoxo.

  • July 17, 2014 - 4:44 pm

    Leah Joseph Photography - Beautiful work.

  • July 17, 2014 - 8:48 pm

    Donna Bergquist - WOW! How precious- the people, the place, the reason, the memory.
    Thank you for sharing! Grandpa and Donna

  • July 17, 2014 - 9:37 pm

    Meredith Adams [Brilliant Light Photography] - That black and white photo of the bride and the horse needs to be blown up and hung. It’s incredible. You killed this, Jay.

  • July 18, 2014 - 1:15 am

    Erez Levin - GORGEOUS!

  • July 18, 2014 - 2:26 am

    Mei-Mei Ellerman - This is one of the most original, fun-filled, beautiful wedding ever! Love the location, the atmosphere, spontaneity, relaxed demeanor of all participants. Gorgeous bride and pretty handsome hubby! Wish I could have been there, but seeing all these photos is a real treat!

  • July 20, 2014 - 4:09 pm

    Sabrina Walters - Wow! Amazing wedding… Amazing couple…amazing photos! Thanks for sharing!!

  • July 20, 2014 - 4:46 pm

    Andrea - I’ve followed you for a while, Jay. I was having problems with my RSS reader and lost touch with your site for a few months. Now that I’ve reconnected, I remember why I followed you in the first place. I love everything about your work – the emotion, the processing, the composition, the genuineness (if that’s a word). Glad I reconnected!!

  • August 5, 2014 - 1:27 am

    jayeads - wow, thanks Andrea. that’s kind of an amazing compliment 🙂

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