Chris + Samantha {Swan Lake} Plymouth, Indiana

The best kind of love is the love that finds you. When you're least expecting it.

Chris was a nurse. Samantha was completing her radiography clinicals, and they first met at LaPorte Hospital. They became great friends, but knew a few months into their relationship, there was something more.

When we first met Chris and Sam in 2015, we knew they were the type of couple that you could become fast friends with. Not only are they easygoing and heartfelt, they're kind and carefree. Not to mention, smitten with each other! It’s been such a joy getting to know them this past year, when we first ventured to Tiscornia Park Beach in St. Joseph, Michigan to photograph their engagement session. And just like our first meeting over coffee, we saw the connection these two shared.

Fast forward to September 3, 2016. When they said “I Do”, committing the rest of forever to each other. It's always a beautiful thing.

There were so many wonderful moments on this special day, including the special moment when Chris saw Sam for the first time, in her most beautiful wedding dress. Every girl imagines how her groom will look at her when he sees her for the first time in the wedding gown she ideally chooses, with him in mind. It was a special moment; it was as if they were the only two people in the world. Another favorite moment, was Chris and Sam's first dance. They danced to a song by SafetySuit called "Never Stop". As the lyrics radiated through the crowd, you believed that these lyrics were written specifically for them:

I’ll never stop trying
I’ll never stop watching as you leave
I’ll never stop losing my breath
Every time I see you looking back at me
I’ll never stop holding your hand
I’ll never stop opening your door
I’ll never stop choosing you babe
I’ll never get used to you
— SafetySuit | Never Stop

It’s been an honor getting to know Chris and Sam, and being able to photograph some of these very special moments. These two are a couple that when you first meet them, you can see the love. FEEL the love. Fully and completely. It's a rare thing to find true love. To see true love. It’s the kind of love that finds you that you should hold onto - and these two have certainly found that in each other.

{Special thanks to Swan Lake for making themselves readily available and so accommodating! We are privileged every time we get to work with you folks and your venue!!!}

Wedding Planner: Maryellen & Taylor
Caterer: Swan Lake | Plymouth, Indiana
Florist: Pioneer Florist & Gifts
Baker | Cake Maker: Fingerhut Bakery & Cafe
The Dress: Elegance Wedding & Evening Wear | Mori Lee
DJ: 27 Entertainment
Ceremony: Swan Lake | Plymouth, Indiana
Reception: Swan Lake | Plymouth, Indiana