Mitch & Erica – Mountain Top Wedding – Holland Lake Wedding Photography

Posted by in Life, Joy, Laughter, Wedding Photography

Sometimes the things you wish to write about are so big and full of emotion that it’s hard to know where to start….  How to describe the relationship I have with my little sister – my best friend, confidant, cheerleader, voice of reason, semi-twin…?  [Whew.  Fan at eyes.  Breathe.  Smile.  Breathe.  Continue.]  How to describe the relationship she has with Mitch – their joyful, fulfilling, love-filled partnership…?  How to describe how it feels to stand on the top of a mountain with a waterfall roaring at your back, and say the words that help join two people’s lives?  How to describe how it feels to witness God’s incredible creation all around you and His love, not only in the promise of the two people joining their lives, but also in all of the relationships around you?

Pretty impossible to describe.  But truly awesome to experience.

On September 21st, 2012 my little sister Erica got married to her honey Mitch.  They planned an incredibly intimate celebration that was so very genuine and perfect for the two of them.  They invited their immediate families (which made for a party of thirteen adults and one 4-year old) and they planned for us all to hike up to Holland Falls for the wedding ceremony and then for us to spend the weekend together at Holland Lake Lodge.

It was truly a celebration of those things that make life most rich:  love and family, joy and laughter.  We hiked to Holland Falls for their ceremony and then “yahoo-d” and cheered for Erica & Mitch’s first kiss as husband and wife.  We drank Champaign on top of the world and Scotch back at camp.  We played beanbag toss & frisbee in the sunshine and paddled our canoes and kayaks on the breathtakingly still lake.  We ate LOTS of super yummy food at the Lodge and sang & danced by the firelight.  We hung out in our jammies and swimming suits during the day and got dressed up for dinner (well, us girls got dressed up, the boys got to wear whatever they wanted;).  We laughed and laughed and laughed [and laughed] and we cried happy tears for two of our most favorite people in the whole wide world.

Erica and Mitch – there are not enough words for me to express how happy I am for the two of you, and how very much I love you.  Blessings blessings blessings upon this happy happy union.  xoxoxx

And now, because I can’t help myself, here is a *tiny* bit longer blog post than normal…:)


The happy bride (this is her “eeeeeeeek!!!!!  I’m so excited!!!!” face:)



Mommy & Daughter

(this one gets me every time…oh *sniff*)


Seeing my sister so happy…well, there really aren’t words…tears maybe, but no words:)

(and are you all so proud of me for not just blubbering like an idiot through this whole day?!?!?!?!  Whew.)


And I think the Groom is equally happy:)




Ug.  I loooooooove this picture [and how about this dress!!!! which we found during an AWESOME trip to Eskay Bridal in Bozeman, MT – a little shout-out to those girls who helped us – thanks for such a fabulous experience ladies!:)]


This one makes me smile.  Every.  Single.  Time!:)




And a few more of the happy happy couple….




Two of my favorite girls in the whole wide world!


So different to be on THIS side of the camera!!!:)


The beautiful hike up to Holland Falls.


The Hand-Off:)


The Prayer.


The Top of the World.


The Laughter.


The Love.


The Flower Girl!:)


The Happy Couple.




And then the next day we did a Rock the Dress session in Holland Lake.







And just a couple more:)



I love you two.








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