Authentic You Photography Blog

May 26, 2009

Mervin and Esther

Filed under: Wedding — Char @ 11:05 pm

Past the the green meadow, by the barn, through the stone farmhouse’s front door and up the stairs…

She serenely and ever so calmly chose a favorite on her iPod, waited as final touches were done to hair, slipped into the dress, and smiled. Smiled at her girls as they buzzed around her with laughter and excitement. Smiled at a last minute peek in the mirror. Smiled out the window overlooking all the preparations. Smiled. Today she was marrying her sweetheart.

And he was ready. As he told the story, he knew and “liked” his girl way back in grade school when he thought she was so very cute. Today he was ready to take her by the hand for always.

The day was filled to the brim with ever so many wonderful, little details. And not only that, it overflowed with laughter and big hugs.

Mervin and Esther…you melt my heart. You love each other and love life in such an evident way. Your wedding was a true reflection of the love you share. Thank-you for sharing your life and allowing us to document your day…it was a pleasure.

Go here to see the slide show of their day.


Mervin and Esther scheduled plenty of time for photos which was so awesome!

The reception dinner was held in the barn, on Esther’s home farm. Beautiful!


  1. These pictures are beautiful! What a gorgeous pair! Fantastic job, Char!

    Comment by Epiphany — May 27, 2009 @ 2:57 am

  2. Char, as always, the photos are gorgeous! I especially love the last one in the hammock. It looks like it was a beautiful wedding.

    Comment by Brenda — May 27, 2009 @ 3:09 am

  3. beautiful, fabulous, gorgeous as always !!!! Keep it up girl friend !

    Comment by Kolleen Seibel — May 27, 2009 @ 4:33 am

  4. Beautiful pics! I love the way you capture the moments. When my boys get married – I hope their girl will like my suggestion to have you for the photographer :)

    Comment by Janet — May 27, 2009 @ 4:39 am

  5. ditto’s to you! this wedding looks like a dream to shoot, and you did a steller job. Esther was in Kristin’s wedding:-) anyway, anytime you want to take over our post-processing give us a holler,we’re drowning here.
    jking. of course:-)

    Comment by Thelma Musser — May 27, 2009 @ 4:40 am

  6. I couldn’t wait to see these! It sure was a gorgeous wedding and your photos are a huge proof to that! Great Job!!!!!!

    Comment by Lori Lapp — May 27, 2009 @ 5:07 am

  7. char wow! im absolutely speechless!! i am so happy with them n i didnt even see all of them yet:) i was completly confident in you..i knew ud do great! God has given you gift n u are obviously using it. keep it up! we were so blest to have u be a huge part of our special day!! will never forget how awesome you did!! much love..esther

    Comment by esther beiler — May 28, 2009 @ 4:14 pm

  8. i love your pictures esther, was so glad to be a part of your day. great job char your pictures are amazing!!!

    Comment by anne stoltzfus — May 30, 2009 @ 4:56 pm

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