It’s often said that going through pain together makes you stronger and can even draw you closer. It was certainly the case for these best friends. Sommer & Brain have been friends since middle school and best friends since high school. You can read much more detail about their amazing love story on their wedding website here. Sommer was there with Brian while he suffered the pain of losing his father and then Brian was there for Sommer when she lost her mother just a few years later. It was somewhere between those losses and that common bond that they realized they didn’t want to lose one another, and that they were meant to be together. And there’s no better way to start a marriage than to start out as best friends!
The fun part about this day was that there is much more to the story than their Getting-To-Know you session. You see, Brian and his mom needed to throw a surprise bridal shower for Sommer. Mike was asked to photograph it and then we suggested that we do their getting-to-know-you session that same day. That’s how we got Sommer all dressed up and out to the Bellemoor Plantation. More on all that in the next part of the story, so stay tuned for the post on her surprise bridal shower….
The Bellemoore Plantation is special to Sommer and Brian because it is where they really wanted to get married, but circumstances didn’t allow for for it. So, they decided to do their GTKY session there. It is such a beautiful place! But even more beautiful is the relationship between Sommer & Brian and all those that love them. We couldn’t be more excited for them and are looking forward to their Sholom Park ceremony and Circle Square Cultural Center reception soon!
Thank you, Sommer & Brian, for opening your hearts and sharing yourselves with us. We are truly honored by your trust in us to document this journey in your lives as you start your next chapter as husband & wife.