Mr & Mrs Bedard [Southern Illinois Wedding Photographer]

Lisa called us early this year.. "Is there any possibility at all you have ANYTHING available in October of this year?".... Usually we are booked a year (or sometimes more) in advance for October weddings. However, we just so happened to have one spot left. She came in right away and we got started planning. "I want an October wedding but I don't want to wait a whole year to marry him!" I knew then that these two were in it for the long haul. Getting to know them over the last year has been nothing if not a joy for us. They truly compliment each other in every way. And not only that, but it's easy to see that Chris adores Lisa. Anything she wanted, he was there to made sure it happened. Right down to building and staining the perfect color wood for their decorations. On the big day, while watching Lisa get dressed and ready, her sweet niece sat in the high chair just watching Lisa put on her princess dress. And of course, once they were all ready to go, grandpa made sure no ones dress, especially the sweet flower girl's princess dress, ever hit the ground. We drove out to the location for their First Look and as Lisa and I waited for the groom to arrive, she told me about how he proposed and more about their life together. As she spoke, I could feel myself getting so nervous/excited for them! As we set up to photograph Chris seeing Lisa for the first time, you couldn't wipe that smile off his face for anything. When she tapped his shoulder to turn around, he may have had the biggest, sweetest grin I've ever seen. The rest of the day went off without a hitch and to top it off, God closed out the day with the most perfect, gorgeous sunset ever - that's not photoshop there!

They really are like two peas in a pod and I know they are going to have a lifetime of happiness together! We wish you guys nothing but the best and thank you for letting us be a small part of such a big day :)