Often times if the bride and groom opt out from an engagement session then I usually don’t meet the groom until the day of the wedding. When we pulled into the venue we were greeted by the groom. He introduced himself to me and my assistants and then he went on his way. Minutes later he popped up again and introduced himself. We were so confused because we all could have sworn that we just had this exact same encounter. It took us a few minutes to realize that the groom had an identical twin brother. They look very similar and even one of the guests kept congratulating the brother on his marriage rather than the groom. Hilarious! Joel and Annika have to be the most easy going couple I have had the pleasure of photographing. When we arrived it was 38 degrees, windy, and off and on raining. Their ceremony site got rained out and they had to do some last minute adjusting. Without a care in the world, Annika went on with her day and the only thing she had on her mind was that she was going to be Joel’s wife by the mid afternoon. My favorite memory from their wedding was the fact that Annika wore her grandmother’s wedding dress. This dress was originally worn in the 1940’s and it was passed on to Annika’s mother and worn for a third time by Annika. How sweet is that? It was so much fun capturing the love between Joel and Annika and I am so excited to see what God has in store for their marriage. Congrats Joel and Annika!
Three generations of the same wedding dress.
Annika’s grandmother on the left and her mother on the right.