The Marts Join Hearts

I waited near the sanctuary doors for the ceremony to begin. I managed to capture a few shots of nervous/excited groomsmen lining up for entry, straightening shirt collars, and securing shoelaces when I spotted an anxious bridesmaid hurrying down the hallway. She told me there was something the bride needed me to film in the back room. I followed her quickly down the hallway and into the dressing room.

As I arrived, the bride and her bridesmaids quietly joined hands. The hectic, excited pre-wedding energy dissolved into quiet reverence as the women bowed their heads in prayer. Friends of the bride lifted her up to the Father, speaking life and blessings into the two lives that would soon be joined together as one. This was the priority of the bride. This moment of prayer is what she wanted to capture, preserve, and remember for years to come.

I felt so honored to be a part of this special, precious moment with the bride before her wedding. It was a perfect representation of Ben and Sarah Beth’s hearts for Jesus, their commitment to serving the Lord, and their desire for Him to be the center of their marriage. You can’t help but smile when you see these two interacting. They are such an obvious blessing to their friends and family.

With each wedding we photograph or film, we feel so privileged to share special moments like these. They are intimate, heart-level moments that we have been trusted to capture and preserve on film for the couple to enjoy for years to come. It is an honor and a pleasure.

We wish the Marts a lifetime of happiness and blessings! #themartsjoinhearts

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The Marts Join Hearts

With Love From Cameroon

Mireielle’s mother fastened the long, bold, and distinctly African train around her daughter’s waist. Friends gathered around to tuck stray hairs back into place and smooth the wrinkles in her dress. In a matter of minutes, Steve & Mireielle would unite their families as they began their journey as man and wife.

The Belinga’s wedding was by no means your “typical” wedding. Steve and Mireielle beautifully celebrated their Cameroon culture with all the vibrant colors of their homeland. The JOY of this family is unmistakable. After each vow, the crowd erupted into celebratory shouting and clapping. Even Mireielle’s precious little daughter ran up to give her mom a big hug as rings were exchanged. After all the waiting, they are finally man and wife!

Manit and I know better than anyone what it’s like to have an ocean separating you and the one you love. We can only imagine how happy and relieved the Belingas are to be together, standing on the same soil. It’s truly is a beautiful thing!

With Love From Cameroon