Glasgow, Missouri, is one of the most charming little towns anywhere. Not only LOVELY countryside, beautifully restored 19th century homes, AND an old railroad bridge that spans the river [see Jaclyn & Adam below.]....but let's talk people:
A few years ago I documented a wedding in Glasgow for a couple I completely fell for, head over heels. Jennifer had been a bridesmaid in a wedding I’d shot the year before. She called me when she got engaged, and from that initial meeting, oh how I hoped she’d ask me to document her wedding. I knew from the get-go what a unique celebration she’d plan. The old Catholic church is the tallest building on the tallest hill in town -- literally the first thing you see, from any direction, when driving into this little river town. It was clearly the pride of the city's founders. I remember being especially touched when I saw Jennifer’s last name set in the old stained glass. Her great grandparents, perhaps? Could it be great-great?? Discovering "Aholt" inlaid in that beautiful aged glass took my breath away, as did the remarks Devin made to his family & friends gathered for their rehearsal dinner. I was hooked. Both on this historic town and the neat people who call it home.
The day we had created Jennifer & Devin's engagement images, the Aholt’s scheduled a family session to coincide. Three daughters, each a designer -- each with confidence, poise and a strong aesthetic sense. I was so impressed with all three sisters that I wanted to quiz & get notes from their parents. Any advice? What increases the odds of helping daughters grow into strong, impressive women? All were home for the shoot – the oldest with her husband, Jennifer with fiancé Devin, and then there was a younger, college-age sister, too. All gathered together to make apple butter, as well as a family portrait.
And now that youngest sister is all grown-up and has found The Guy. What a great addition to family Adam will be (even if they don't call him by name ;D) How fun are these images!
Jaclyn & Adam, I am both touched and flattered to have the opportunity to document your celebration. And Jon & Marge, thank so much for welcoming me into your home and for organizing a second family session. What a wonderful family you have! Can’t wait to see that reception tent on your lawn. Looking forward to Jaclyn’s wedding!! ~ amy