This is the first time I have been both a bridesmaid AND a photographer at a wedding. There are only a few people in the world that are special enough and that I LOVE enough to do this for AND wear heels for…and Dr. Cherlin Johnson (now Mrs. Kirby!) is one of them. I am SUCH a tomboy and to get me hiking up a hillside in 6 inch blue pumps and a corset and blue tutu in 95 degree weather….well, like I said there is not much I WOULDN’T do for Cher. I DO have to say that she’s a total trooper for doing the same in a designer Carolina Herrera gown…but that’s SO expected from a superhero like Cher. Not to mention there were SO many doctors there that I felt pretty safe that I could pass out from not being able to breathe in my corset and be ok:) I also have to give a HUGE THANK YOU to my girl and former bride as of three weeks ago Lori Yohe (or the new Mrs. Biers) for flying up to take photos for me while I was IN the photos! It was tough playing both roles, but Lori made it possible so thanks girl! This wedding was stunning. So much work and love and effort went into the tiniest details in this wedding and it all paid off. Things like having multiple days of events ie: croquet tournaments and wine and cheese pairing and pool parties… Also, the programs were printed with wildflower seed-infused paper so you can actually plant your program and it will grow!!, and she had robes for all of the girls and cute giftbags with a photo printed on them from their engagement shoot for the bridal party. Also, Cher and Ian put up the bridal party in cottages and the main estate at Shady Oaks Winery so it was like a 24-hour party (AND we could be put to work at any moment if necessary:) The most important detail, of course, was the butterfly theme to represent her late mother, Suzanne Pitts who was not only an amazing woman, but artist and wedding photographer as well. If she were here she would have been taking the photos and I felt honored to take over for her, but really sad at the same time that she couldn’t be there to see this glorious time in her daughter’s life and what an amazing, powerful woman Cher continues to grow into. She has met her match in Ian and I am SO glad to be an important part in their lives. You guys are my family and always will be!