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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Schwering

LeighAnn + Justin: Wedding Day

It's busy busy busy season over here in Elizabeth Land, I've been hiding away editing like crazy just to keep up with all of the different sessions & weddings that I was beyond blessed to book this October. I was a little nervous with how everything would work out after looking at my calendar at the beginning of this month, but I've been working with the very BEST people who make my job absolutely worth it. I am SO excited to have been able to photograph LeighAnn & Justin's gorgeous wedding day and am even more excited to finally be sharing a few of my favorite photos from their gallery with you now! I actually met LeighAnn in high school and she introduced me to boyfriend Justin at their Christmas mini session with me last year. When I delivered back their photos then, LeighAnn said that she was absolutely in love with them and would be contacting me for their wedding whenever Justin "finally" decided to propose, haha! A few short weeks later, she messaged me a picture of her ring and we started planning! She actually bought her wedding dress few months before they even got engaged after shopping around with one of her friends and the entire wedding came together perfectly. I started the morning off by meeting LeighAnn and her bridesmaids + bridesman (Patrick you're awesome!) at an Airbnb to document the process of them getting ready, matching cat pjs & all! One of my favorite moments of the entire day was watching as LeighAnn got into her dress for the first time, looked in the mirror, and exclaimed, "I'm just SO BEAUTIFUL!" Yes!! I loved it!!

While I was hanging out with the girls, my second shooter Ellieana (with Photos By Ellieana) was spending her morning with Justin and his guys.

After everyone was ready, we met for the ceremony at St. Joseph Church in Crescent Springs. I've worked a lot of weddings, and I've watched a lot of grooms react to seeing their bride for the first time. Justin's reaction has been one of my favorites so far. He was SO nervous leading up to the ceremony, but once he saw LeighAnn coming towards him, he knew it was all worth it. His face showed absolute SHOCK as he saw her in her dress for the first time and it was just SO precious! The entire ceremony was absolutely beautiful!