Morgan + Ben | Wedding

So, I'm pretty sure I lived out my own dreams this past Saturday at the Williamson Wedding. These are quite possibly my favorite pictures in the history of ever. And the coolest part about it is that it was pretty much unplanned. No venue, no florists, no caterers... just simplicity. Two people marrying in front of God and their closest family and friends. It was stress-free and natural, and oh-so-dreamy.

Morgan and I met when she asked me to take maternity and newborn photos for her sweet baby, Leighton. She gave birth to Leighton in June of 2015, and in December, I gave birth to my baby, Carter. I had a few months of maternity leave, and was panicking about what I would do with Carter when I had to go back to work. I remembered Morgan's motherly nature when I photographed her and her family, and thought - what the heck? So, I asked if she would be interested in keeping Carter when I went back to work. I must have been living right, because she agreed. I couldn't have imagined a better person to take care of my baby, and we came to be really close over those next 6 months. She vented about changing diapers and I vented about my life in the corporate world. God knew I needed that friendship.

My husband eventually got a job with a large company in North GA, and I was thrilled. We were starting somewhere new, buying our first house, and I had decided that I would finally give my photography a chance to blossom. I was so excited to be close to our family, but cried like a baby when we left because I knew how much Carter and I would miss our MoMo. She taught me a lot about how to be a mom. I watched her with envy some days because everything that was motherly came so naturally to her. I sometimes felt like I had no clue what I was doing when it came to my baby. We complimented each other, and I'm still so grateful for those days when I desperately needed a 'mom friend.' If you're a mom, you know what that's like. Some days, you just need to talk to someone who GETS IT.

Morgan and I have stayed close since we moved to another town. Although I sure miss our after work happy hours, she's still my go-to girl for mama advice. A few weeks ago, she and Ben had a meeting with their preacher. They decided it was time - that they were ready to be married, and didn't need a big, fancy wedding to make it happen. All they needed was God, and their closest friends and family. So that's just what they did.

Their family of 3 is now complete. I'm so happy for Morgan and Ben, and wish them a lifetime of love, happiness, and fishing tournament trophies (for Ben's sake). Let the adventure begin!