It’s not every day that a couple celebrates their 5 year wedding anniversary. And it’s even more rare that a husband plans a surprise vow renewal ceremony for his wife, complete with pastor, guests, flowers, a reception, and a sparkler send-off. Isaac pulled this one off perfectly – Juli could not have been more surprised. Now I want to make this very clear, since this is my business and I can make the rules – I am not a wedding photographer. I am a natural-light portrait photographer. But… this job was the best of both worlds. Isaac’s plan was so loving, I could not wait to capture the emotions that would play out at the ceremony. Plus, we were in a beautiful outdoor pavilion at Forest Park so there was natural light in abundance (with just a little help from my friendly flash). It was such a joy to celebrate this couple’s love, which is clearly stronger than ever after five years of marriage.