I've come to believe that there aren't many honors truer than photographing those near & dear to you, and likewise not many challenges quite as big. Katie is my dear sister-in-law, and Michael - we call him Big Lou - has likewise become just as dear a friend. There's not a bit of pretense in these folks. They're kind and warm and genuine and real; so, as could have been expected, their wedding day was just about the same.
It was something else.
(And, given the situation, I was privileged not only to be a bystander on wedding day, but on the two days prior, which produced some of the scene-setting pictures below.)
A special thank-you to Addison Sauvan for lending a hand, as well.