The thing is, is that I love Sara. Like a lot. Although now I realize that we aren’t very far apart in age, growing up, she always felt like a big sister to me. Sara and I would share the ice together every morning (I’m talking like 4:30am), and we also shared the same coach, Lisa. We would compete in the same states, compete on the same precision team, go to the same training camp in Colorado, and no matter how badly I wanted to give up, Sara was always the one rooting me on. That part of my life was a long time ago, but that’s something I have never forgotten. So when Sara called me all the way from Oklahoma to inquire about my shooting her wedding, all I can say is that it didn’t take long at all for me to say, “absolutely.” After all, she’s always been there for me. Now it’s my chance to return the favor.
I finally had the chance to meet the man behind Sara’s undeniable happiness last week when the two of them were in town for her bridal shower. Deren was everything that she had explained him to be on the phone all of those months ago. So incredibly kind and without a doubt the love of Sara’s life. We were able to walk around my neighborhood that afternoon to sneak some engagement photos that hadn’t been planned. But isn’t that the best? Come take a peek into their sweet loving ways :)
Congratulations Sara and Deren! I am so beyond excited to document your wedding day in Tulsa. See you in October!