Gar Woods Wedding Slideshow: Lauren + John

Needless to say, Lauren and John’s wedding plans were in constant motion this year. Dates changed and venues changed. Even dinner table locations were changing in the last moments. They say fortune favors the bold. In my experience as a wedding photographer, I believe fortune favors those whose wedding embodies what really matters. Lauren and John’s certainly did.

Lauren and John’s beautiful, tear-jerking vow exchange was a joy to photograph. When an afternoon thunderstorm passed overhead and the skies opened up, Lauren’s imperturbable outlook kept her smiling even while the two of them (and everyone else, for that matter) waited out several rounds of rain under a small overhang. We all know rain is good luck on your wedding day, and afternoon storms in the Sierra rarely last long. Pretty soon we were all a few yards from the lake enjoying dinner and drinks with one of the best views around.