St Olaf Wedding | Kristina & Steve | Second Shooter

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of second shooting for Jessica Smith Photography at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Being my second time shooting at this location, I was ecstatic! Such a stunning campus to be shoot. The bride and groom had been together for years and had met in in their mutual spanish class her freshman year at St. Olaf.  As we started taking picture of the whole wedding party we were going through them just fine until they were suddenly broken off by a trodecitial downpour from the heavens. In a panic we asked a innocent driver by to stash the bride and groom in their back seat in order to keep them out of the rain while the rest of us made a run for shelter. 

Besides the weather having a mind of its own, the rest of the day went off perfectly. The ceremony was filled with music composed by the Kristina's mother, being a professional composer. 

At the reception, the bride's father spoke about how God allowed them to adopt kristina when the european government had closed its adoption policy a day before and they were able to bring her home on a small technicality. As he laid eyes on his wife and new baby girl at the airport, he then accepted the best father's day present he has ever received. While kristina's father recalled this story for all their  guests, the silence of listening ears was profound.