If I only knew where to begin with this story. If you saw Nicole + Jim’s engagement pictures, then you know how special Nicole is to me. We’ve known each other for a very long time and I was so incredibly honored when she asked me to be with her in paradise when she and Jim said their vows and started this chapter of their story together. It’s an experience I can’t fully put into writing, but then again, I guess that is why they say a picture is worth a thousand words.
Nicole + Jim are just such a perfect fit for each other. I’m smiling as I type that. Nicole is the high energy, get things done type of girl who goes out of her way to make you feel special and she is completely in love with Jim. I hear it in the way she talks about him. And Jim is the calm and patient type of guy who is steady, reassuring and adores Nicole completely. You can see it in the way he looks at her. Watching their day unfold was truly perfect. I’ve never seen two people more ready to walk down the aisle and being their life together.
I will never forget watching Nicole getting into her gorgeous dress, the way Jim looked waiting to see her for the first time, Nicole’s dad’s toast to the newlyweds, the amazing Mexico sunset, Demi’s beautiful Christmas serenade at dinner, and how both of these families came together to celebrate Nicole + Jim and actually felt like one big beautiful family. It was magic.
Nicole + Jim, I love you both to pieces and I feel so incredibly blessed that I got to capture this incredible day and celebrate the start of your married journey with you!
One last shout out to my amazing second shooter and friend, the beautiful and talented Charlotte, who was my rock for the entire 2013 wedding season…and kept me from a complete nervous breakdown while flying to paradise. :)