Kaleigh and Vincent are the kind of people that remind you that kindness is all around us! That wonderful trait is what brought them together. Kaleigh puts it like this “We met in 2006 in our first years of college, in Biology class. We always caught each other’s eye while laughing about the same, silly things people would say or do in class. One day he approached me asking for my notes to study from for the final… and needless to say, he ended up passing. He later returned my notes in person to ask me on a date, to which I declined. I told him I had cheerleading practice, then dance, and then Grey’s anatomy was on so, no I couldn’t. But I did end up calling him and we made a date. We dated and got a chance to get to know each other for a while before we became official. We’ve been together 1/3 of our lives which is pretty amazing to think!” I love that you can see in all the photos just how much they love and enjoy each other!
They chose the beautiful Mansion at Timber Point to celebrate with their closest family and friends. On the way there from the Church we stopped at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum and it might have been one of the most gorgeous days I’ve ever had to photograph a wedding, The light and the clouds were absolutely spectacular! It was funny because at the beginning of the day when we were leaving Kaleigh’s Parents’ house it was actually a little dreary and it started snowing, and all the girls were catching snowflakes with their tongues. It was the cutest! The night continued to be just as amazing as everyone danced the night away and enjoyed spending time together celebrating two of their favorite people.
In this blog post I also want to celebrate the life of one of their close friends who attended the wedding that Sunday and sadly had his life taken from him less than 48 hours later,
Randolph Holder. I have the utmost respect for the dedication of the Police Officers that protect us all everyday. Not all of us are lucky enough to know them as friends or ever see the camaraderie and bond between them and fellow officers but when you get to witness it, it is truly special. My heart broke when I heard the news and I knew I wanted to celebrate his life and their friendship somehow and photographs are the way I know best. I am thankful that I got to give Kaleigh, Vincent, and Randy’s family printed photographs to help them remember him at a happy time.
A special shout out to Bilski Productions for being so wonderful to work with! The talented Toni Robertson for second shooting for me. Flowers by Lake Grove Village Florist and the Cake created by the Rolling Pin Bakery.
Here are some of my favorites from their day to share:
“A great soul serves everyone at the same time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” ~ Maya Angelou
A special memory of Randy. (above)