Every year, wedding photographers from all over the world gather in Las Vegas, for the largest conference and expo in our industry. It is a week of learning and partying, and most of all, a reminder that our colleagues are some of the most wonderful people out there. We first met Sarah and Adam a few years ago when they took a workshop with us, and they have since become two of our dearest friends. They have an ability to turn the dullest of situations into hilarious ones and we find ourselves doubled up in laughter whenever we are around them. Despite the fact that they live in Austin and we are in Montreal, we find ways of seeing them a few times a year, and one such occasion was in Las Vegas, when we were speaking at the conference earlier this year.
We were wrapping up a workshop on our last day there when we got a text message from Adam, asking if we were free that evening. They had, in true Vegas fashion, spontaneously decided to renew their vows… in just a few hours. So Daniel and I ran – literally – to their room to catch them getting ready before heading off to the famed Little White Chapel for their vow renewal. This was already gearing up to be a very special evening for us, but it hit and even more personal note for us, as we had our own first, civil wedding ceremony at this very same place 4 years earlier. And that evening, the very same minister who married us also officiated Sarah and Adam’s ceremony.
As cheesy as Vegas can be, we know all too well that it also possesses a kind of magic for those in love. As Sarah and Adam exchanged their vows in front of us, their only witnesses, we couldn’t help but get emotional ourselves. These two are so darn great together – we can testify to that! – and to see them recommit themselves to one another in this way was one of those magical, special moments that we will never forget.
Thank you, Sarah and Adam, for being incredible friends to us and for being a beautiful example of marriage. We are so grateful to have been there for this spontaneous moment, and we will never forget it. We love you guys!