1: Dana & Carl have that kinda "I'm-so-madly-in-love-with-you-that-I-never-want-to-let-you-go" kind of love. There is so much affection between them that it becomes a gravitational pull drawing anyone around them into it. Twah Dougherty - Style Me Pretty
4: Dana & Carl decided to see each other before the ceremony, to have a "first look" reveal. I had scoped out the area where we were along the grounds of the Cromwell Manor to find the best place for that "Moment" together. I was worried my suggestion of placing Carl out in the middle of a field between two tall trees that would frame Dana as she approaches him in a long walk out would be impractical. Carl's response to my idea was "As long as Dana doesn't mind the long walk, I would love to see her for as long as possible and make this moment last". Okay, first tear of the day welling in my eye accompanied with goosebumps after those words! Dana trusted my opinion so much that whatever I suggested, she was game. From the images, I don't think there could have been a more beautiful "revealing of the bride." The groom's reaction was priceless as he welled up with tears himself. That was eyeball-tear-moment number two of the day for me.
7: In 1996 Carl walked into a restaurant in Phoenix where Dana was working. One look and she turned to a friend and said "I call dibs."
8: Months before the wedding, I went to scout out the venue location and it's surrounding area. Along side a country road, I drove by this old hauntingly beautiful barn that was on private farm property. I couldn't get it out of my mind as I thought it made for a great backdrop for bride+groom pictures. Thank goodness Dana & Carl were game for some "trespassing" with me. We literally pulled our cars up,hopped out, ran over to the barn and did a quick 10 minute shoot.