Happy Monday, friends! Fall is here, and I kicked off the fall season with a wedding that is a very special one in my heart. Last year, my cousin Lee and his fiancé Amanda (you’ll remember them from their super cute engagement session) came over to our house and asked me and Josh to both play a big role in their wedding. Josh was one of Lee’s groomsmen, and Amanda asked if I would be the one to document their day. I was absolutely honored that they gave me their complete trust, and while thunderstorms ran through the mountains and over Sugarbush Resort on their wedding day, it didn’t matter. Amanda and Lee are some of the most kind and gentle souls, and every single person couldn’t help but smile for them, all day long. I had my awesome friend and colleague Elaine Donohue with me for the day (who is now an honorary family member!), who took over later in the evening for me while I transitioned from photographer to guest. But enough chatter from me, let’s get to what you came here for! I adored this antique pendant that Amanda found to wear in her hair. This is why I love first looks. For Amanda and Lee, who are both on the quiet side, I pulled them away to the most tucked away spot we could find, and let them have this time 100% for themselves. I held back tears (as did Elaine), while I watched my cousin happier and more excited than I have ever seen him in his entire life. We said nothing, interrupted nothing, and let them have their moment. Amanda and Lee chose to write their own vows for each other, but rather than read them in front of all of their guests, and while I have no idea what these two wrote for each other, all I can say is that it was perfect. When Amanda and Lee signaled to us that they were ready for us to start with some portraits, we got a quick few in before the skies decided they couldn’t hold back the rain any longer, and we ducked back inside. I love that these two couldn’t help but sneak a kiss in right in the middle of the dance floor. First time I’ve made an appearance on the blog without a camera in hand! (That’s my dad rocking the Elton John’s.) Lee and Amanda – thank you so much for trusting me with your wedding day. I love you both so much, and I am so happy that both of you are officially family! If you’d like to see more of Amanda and Lee’s wedding – check out their slideshow!