I first met Sarah several years ago. Over the years, I have witnessed her children growing, the loss of her husband Greg to cancer and her finding love again with Jamie. She has been an inspiration to so many as she has kept her faith in God through out it all. So when Sarah asked me to be the photographer for her and Jamie’s church ceremony, I was delighted to be part of this special event.
Sarah wore a simple but flowing white gown. Her mother, Nancy helped her get into her dress with Sarah’s daughters Mia and Brynn by her side. But before walking up the aisle, Sarah quietly read a letter written by Jamie. Somehow she was able to hold back the tears as she read.
As her oldest son Carter walked her up the aisle however, Sarah had a difficult time holding back her emotions as she looked upon her groom Jamie waiting for her.
With Sarah’s children standing at her and Jamie’s side, the couple exchanged vows.
Sarah’s brother Seth signed the communion hymn as their mother helped guide him. What a beautiful gift Seth has and to share this with Jamie and Sarah on their wedding day made it even more beautiful.
The mass was concluded with Jamie and Sarah saying a prayer to the Virgin Mary and then Father’s blessings on them and the children.
The Schnipke’s are one of my favorite families I have the opportunity to take pictures of every summer. Over the years, it has been such a pleasure to get to know Beth & Adam and their three children Quinton, Gretta, and Henry.
Quinton has always been the responsible big brother. He takes good care of his little sister and little brother. When we did Quinton’s little brother Henry’s soccer pictures, Quinton was quick to show his brother how to pose for them. Wise, smart, and athletic, I never get tired of snapping off a few pictures of him (even though the session was planned for the two younger one’s birthdays and family photos).
Gretta has always been a princess who loves soccer but also can catch her twirling about. To catch a real smile from her, you better get her to giggle about something, otherwise she will force a cheesy one or give you a completely goofy face. Over the last year, Gretta has grown up so much and come fall she will be headed off to kindergarten.
I think Beth doesn’t mind girl time with Gretta from time to time however.
I just can’t get over that Henry is 3 years old. Although he looks so much like his older brother, he has a little orneriness of his sister. His smile and charm are so captivating, he has nearly everyone he knows wrapped around his little finger.
When you put these three kids together, you get some of the funnest images. I am never disappointed in my session with the Schnipkes!