One of the loveliest features of weddings is the union of two families—two extensive histories becoming one infinite future. I love hearing all of the different ways couples choose to incorporate their families in this season of their lives! When Kelsey & Peter saw the opportunity to have their engagement session on his family’s ranch, they brought Holly Grace Photography along for a delightful wander about the property—complete with an audience of curious cattle!
From Holly Grace Photography:
“Kelsey and Peter’s engagement session was such an intimate and special session. We were able to do the shoot at Peter’s family ranch where so many important moments in their relationship occurred. We took pictures on the front porch of the ranch house, under a tree that they called “The Kissing Tree” and out in a stunning pasture where cows were milling about around us. I hardly had to give these two any direction whatsoever because they were so flirtatious and natural together. Peter and Kelsey are such dear friends to me and I’m glad I got to shoot their wedding this past month!”
How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of one another?
“We grew up in the same home town. We had mutual friends and knew of each other in high school, but didn’t start spending time together until college when a good friend of ours started putting together lots of game nights.”
Peter: “When I first me Kelsey I noticed her devotion to her friends and incredible intelligence.”
Kelsey: “Peter was really funny! He always had someone laughing. He was also really sweet to his younger sister and I thought that was really attractive.”
What part of your wedding day was most important to you?
“Our vows. This was the central part of the whole wedding. This was where we were able to look at each other and make a lifelong commitment in front of the people we loved. We chose words that were very traditional and very simple, but they were so important because they marked the end of singleness and the beginning of our married life together.”
What is the most honest thing you can say about love?
“Love is not just an emotion; It’s an action. You must chose day by day, second by second to love your spouse. Love cannot be given only when it feels good or when the other person deserves it. For a marriage to work the way it was intended, you must love one another unconditionally.”
photography: Holly Grace Photography / film processing: Goodman Film Lab