I first met Trisha a few months ago when she contacted me about collaborating with her and Aaron on their wedding day. We chatted on the phone and then met up at Starbucks for some drinks and more planning about their big day. For anyone who has worked with me, you know this is how I usually work. I love to meet at Starbucks, grab a couple drinks, and chat about not only your wedding day plans, but who you are as a couple. With Trisha, I immediately felt like we were old friends. We talked about her work and mine, their home, their life as a couple, where they grew up, and everything in-between. She told me that she had never been one to want a big wedding and they had planned their wedding day as a celebration with only their closest friends and family surrounding them. As a photographer who loves photographing couples outside in nature, I was excited for the gorgeous Starved Rock backdrop they had chosen. On the day of the wedding, I showed up to a crowded Starved Rock Park in Utica, Illinois. It was so crowded, in fact, that police were at the entrance to turn cars away from entering. As one of the first *hot* days of the year, everyone had showed up to take advantage of the beautiful May weekend, however, as I started to photograph Trisha and Aaron, their love and intimate wedding day shut out the rest of the world. Nestled in a small corner of the park was their ceremony and afterward, they celebrated with friends and family inside the lodge. To Trisha and Aaron- your kind of love is what makes me love being a wedding photographer. You make my job easy and my photographs magical with your stunning love story. I hope you enjoy your wedding photographs and much as I did capturing them.