Tamara and Ryan's wedding radiated joy all day. One of the things I love most about weddings is how it brings families and friends together for one big day of celebration. There are no cares other than enjoying one another's company and the laughter is always infectious. Their wedding was proof of this in so many different ways. It was a joining of spiritual love as they got married in the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Indiana, it was a combining of Ecuadorian and American cultures, and lastly it was over coming tragedy and sadness in the midst of what was suppose to be a joyous, happy day. A few days after the wedding, I had learned from Ryan's father that the family suffered a great loss two days before the wedding. He was a beloved husband/friend/son that unexpectedly passed due to complications after surgery. Tamara and Ryan's family put aside their feelings of sadness to make sure these two had a celebration they wouldn't forget and I have to applaud them for doing this so well. I would have never guessed what had happened by the way everyone joined in the festivities and I had even told a friend later that night that this wedding won best reception dancing for 2018! It was a day these two will remember for a lifetime, I'm sure of it.

It was a beautiful ceremony held at Jehovah's Witness where you could see the couple smiling and looking at each other with excitement the whole time. Tamara describes herself as a spiritual person and she is completely devoted to becoming Ryan's wife spiritually. She looked stunning in her wedding gown and wore a cathedral length veil that added some of her Ecuadorian culture to her style. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Indiana Country Club where a beautiful display donuts and Ecuadorian treats could be enjoyed by guests. The Dj's completely rocked the night with a mix style of Ecuadorian music and American music. The whole place danced like there was no tomorrow and I loved capturing every moment.

Thank you Tamara and Ryan for choosing me to be there as your photographer! It was a great day and I could see the true wedding bliss!