Ethan & Erica. Kansas City, Missouri Wedding
Where do I start. It seems that more times than not I am given the chance to capture the wedding of someone who has been apart of my life in some form or the other. For that I am very fortunate. Ethan is a younger brother to one my closest friends who I've know my entire life and still to this day remain close.
The great thing about Ethan and Erica's story is that I've been able to be apart of it for many years. So many that it's crazy to think about and makes me feel old. It all started when my younger sister wanted me to come take some prom pictures for her and her friends probably 9 years ago... who really knows, anyways Erica was Ethan's prom date. Little did I know so many years later I would be capturing the day they exchanged vows. Jump ahead a year or so from prom and I'm taking Ethan and Erica's senior photos when they graduated high school. Fill in about 5 or more years of their story aka college life work and everything else that fills in the gap of life. Then last summer I get a message from Ethan asking me if i'll capture his surprise proposal to Erica so of course I'm like "Yes I will do it!" You can check it out here.
Now comes the story of their wedding. Erica is a nurse and Ethan is in med school studying to become a doctor. Two people who I can't imagine have a tone of free time. We barely had any time between Ethan's studies and finals to meet and discuss the details of their wedding. These two humans have the biggest hearts even on their wedding day when its okay to think about no one else but yourselves. With their connection to KU medical center and their passion for caring for people, Ethan & Erica decided that after their wedding they would take all the gold vases filled with beautiful flowers from every table center piece to KU med and hand them out to patients. So the following sunday after their wedding they went room by room handing out all the flowers to patients on Erica's floor. All the flowers had encouraging notes to go with them written by guests at their wedding. So even the patients on Erica's floor got to be apart of the day they vowed to spend the rest of their lives together.