Monday, March 4, 2013

Relais du Soleil Peace Corps Wedding Photography in Glen Elen

Sara and Mike met in Africa, in Burkina Faso when they were both serving missions for the Peace Corps. Although they served their missions on opposite sides of the country and only met a few times while serving, they both cited their time in the Peace Corps as absolutely life changing, and many of the choices they made about their wedding centered around those early experiences they shared.
It wasn't until a couple of years later when they ran into each other again on Columbia University's campus in New York when they were both working on their Master's degrees that they recognized the connection they had and ultimately decided to go for it. Their story ran in the New York Times (with one of my pictures!) the weekend of their wedding. This is an older wedding that never made it to the blog, but you can go back and read the article in the NY Times here. :) That will also link you to their engagement pictures, which we shot in their neighborhood in Washington DC, and in Rock Creek Park!

 There were a ton of awesome cultural dances at this wedding. Many of the guests had served with Mike and Sara in Burkina Faso in Africa in the Peace Corps. It was truly one of the most memorable experiences I've had as a photographer to see them dance with such joy!

 Mike's family is from Ireland, and was so excited when they began to play traditional music, they just ripped up the dance floor dancing traditional Irish reels! It was so fun!

No wedding is complete without wedding ducks hot tub side... Right?

Emily Heizer Photography

Relais du Soleil

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