The family just keeps on growing! Last October, my brother Caleb got married, and now my brother Noah is married (and for those asking, I have five siblings). This one was special for me, as I was not the photographer but instead a very grateful groomsman (though I still got a handful of photos). It was also very special because I got to watch my brother get married to one of my best friends growing up, which is very cool on its own!
Anyways, the amazing Danielle Allendorf and her second shooter Keith MacDonald did a PHENOMENAL job covering this wedding. You can see Danielle’s blog post with tons of photos by clicking here.
Stay tuned for a little more history, but for now, here are some of my pictures that I managed to get during some downtime!
It was the Summer of 2006 when I made a great new friend on the Burlington Country Club’s summer swim team. Our family had been a part of the team since the early 1990s when my oldest brother Tyler started swimming. This new friend of mine was super fast in the pool, and we had a shared enjoyment of “high dives” from the diving board. Her name was Hannah. The subsequent summers until she graduated were spent sharing some awesome memories at practices, swim meets, and the downtime in-between. It was through swimming that our families were introduced and started to hang out. Hannah’s parents welcomed us to their home, and we hosted quite a few Flashlight Tag post-swim meet get-togethers as well. So yeah, we go waaaaaay back!
Fast forward to the summer of 2013, when I noticed my brother took to liking Hannah in a new way. I remember sitting Noah down one time and giving the whole “if you mess this up…” spiel. Noah’s a confident guy and told me, among other things, not to worry. Thus began their journey as a couple!
Unfortunately, I don’t have the BCC Team Photo from 2006, but here’s Hannah receiving her graduating senior certificate in 2014 by my brother/Head Coach Caleb at the Vermont Swim Association championship meet:
Okay, I could go on and on, but let me get to the heart of it. Over the last six years since they started dating, I have seen my brother evolve into the man he is today. Hannah was there for Noah through some incredibly tough times, like the death of our father. She was there for Noah through his rigorous education at UVM. She was there to help Noah find God and become a Catholic. Now, of course, Noah has been there for Hannah as well. They celebrate good times and grow in hard times. The bond of their relationship is so strong because of their loyalty to each other, their families, and their faith in God.
They have both been there for me in so many ways from supporting my business to helping me embrace religion as a way to grow and learn. I can’t thank them enough, and I can’t wait to watch their bond continue to grow!