“I JUST WANT TO BE FRIENDS PLUS A LITTLE EXTRA. ALSO, I LOVE YOU.”
Austin and Daniel Rader. 2020.
On 10/10/2020, (THE ONE AND ONLY DATE) Danielle and Austin wed in his families' backyard in North Beach, MD. The pair had originally contacted me about my Pick Three Package and we've been planning ever since. It's crazy. Danielle and I went to elementary, middle, and high school together, her being a year older than me and living across from childhood home. I believe I may have even met Austin in high school when the two dated before life took them in different directions after high school. I remember Danielle going away for school, so when she reached out to me years later to tell me and her high school sweetheart were engaged I was over the moon! She describes herself "extra" (life is so much better being extra) and Austin's goofy humor could make the most stone cold face crack a smile. Words cannot describe my feelings for this couple. These two years, and next year will make three, have been wonderful knowing I can look forward to seeing them behind my lens. After working with them on their save the dates, engagement photos, through Covid-19, and now a little backyard wedding, Danielle and Austin aren't just clients, they're truly friends. Cannot wait to capture their vowel renewal on September 11th, 2021, they are the most deserving.
Austin wanted to recreate a moment from his buddy's wedding of throwing the football around. My heart.
The first looks of this day changed my life.
Life is truly greater as Raders!!