when lindsey originally reached out to me about her wedding at the barn at perona farms, i thought twice about the date. i was less than 2 months away from having my baby and her wedding date was two days after my due date for the following year which meant it could land on my baby’s first birthday. not knowing how i would feel about that, i had to think about whether i wanted to take the date. ultimately, i decided that i liked lindsey’s spirit in her email and my bets were on my baby having a birthday the day before lindsey’s wedding (and i was right!). plus, lindsey was from back home and went to a neighboring high school of mine, her and greg met the same way my husband and i did and her parents live in the town where my mom has gotten christmas stockings handmade for family members for almost 40 years now… so you know.. it was meant to be. funny enough, lindsey did ask my very pregnant self what would happen if my baby was born on their wedding day and i had to miss her first birthday… but after i’d met her and greg, i knew they were awesome and my baby wouldn’t remember i missed her actual birthday to photograph some fantastic people, hah. when i showed up to lindsey’s prep, she had a gift for arlo. a beautiful, handmade blanket that she just whipped up! (thank you, lindsey! it’s beautiful and arlo loves it.)
does this guy look like me? this is father jack arlotta. i’ve never met him in my life. there are not many arlottas in the world, it’s not a very common name so to randomly run into another one is kinda weird. this happened one other time in rome when i realized there was an arlotta that lived two doors down from the hotel i was staying at (yes, we knocked on his door and were invited in for tea and conversation, hah). i’m sure if we sat down with family trees we could figure out our connection….
the threat of rain had the ceremony being inside, then outside, then inside. it was a little bit stressful, but lindsey and greg just rolled with it. lindsey peers behind her as the wind was picking up and blowing into the barn…
although there were some stresses with the weather and transportation issues, lindsey and greg kept their cool and had a fantastic wedding day. it was such a pleasure to work with them from start to finish. thank you to kelsey davis for assisting me.