One of the things I loved when growing up was watching Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang. My favorite character? The little red headed girl, of course! Even today, every Christmas, I make it a point to watch the Charlie Brown Christmas special, with that sad little Christmas tree.
When I was in kindergarten, my teacher Mrs. Weiner (yep, that was her name. Gloria Weiner.) showed us a Charlie Brown episode one day during our afternoon graham cracker break. One of my favorite parts of the episode was when Charlie was sitting in the classroom, and he started talking to his teacher. Her responses always sounded like she was talking through a megaphone….”whah whah whah whah whah whah”. I remember Charlie had a crush on his teacher, and he totally thought she had feelings for him, too. Poor kid!
So, what does all this have to do with my latest wedding? Well, Lauryn and Jayd are both teachers. For this reason alone, they are rock stars in my world. After talking to them about their careers, it got me reminiscing about the teachers I had as a kid. While most of them I can’t remember, there are a handful that I will never forget. The impact they made on my life was significant. They encouraged me to push forward when I doubted myself, offered me an ear when no one else would listen, and always reminded me that I indeed was special.
This is what makes Lauryn and Jayd so incredibly awesome. Not only are they committed to making kids’ lives better by signing on for an often-times thankless job, but they have the types of personality and character that their kids WILL remember years down the line. Lauryn and Jayd are so positive, so creative, and laugh more than anyone I’ve met in a long time. After just spending a few hours with them, I felt great. I can only imagine how great their students must feel at the end of the school day.
Teachers are some of the most kind, giving, self-less, dedicated and (of course) smart people around, and Lauryn and Jayd are no different. They embody the qualities that we should all try to cultivate in ourselves on a daily basis. So, thanks Lauryn and Jayd not only for allowing me the honor of documenting your special day, but also for taking me on a pleasant stroll down Memory Lane.
Here’s some of my favorite moments from the day:
Special thanks goes to my assistant Ryan, who helped out on this wedding. He always gets some great shots. I particularly liked the great shot he captured of Lauryn and Jayd’s shoes (Yes, I know, I’m obsessed with shoes. What’s a girl to do?), and some really lovely portraits of the groom. Go team!
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