First Impressions | Ashley & Chris Wedding

I am sure it has been said a million times, but there is nothing quite like a great first impression. You meet someone, and there is just….something there. Occasionally it is flying sparks, and sometimes it is just a pleasant warmth between two people. I know how many times in the past 8 years I have told the story about how Shannon and I first met. For Ashley and Chris…it did not quite go that way. In fact, they cannot even really remember the first time they met. So much for ooey-gooey romantic first meetings, eh? Well, thankfully how everything starts does not always foretell where things will end up. And that really is the truth here. These two are so comfortable together that is almost seems even more fitting that there was no clear “start” to their friendship…they just seem like they have always been part of each other.

We first met Ashley and Chris when we got together for their engagement session, and we knew we liked them right away…much for the things I have already said about them. We were thrilled to be heading back up to Effingham, IL for their wedding. Their ceremony was at the beautiful St. Anthony Church…which we were also at last year for these Effingham wedding photos. Then, their reception was at the Thelma Keller Convention Center.

Here are some of my favorites from the day. Huge congrats to Ashley and Chris…may you be blessed more and more in the years to come!

-Joel

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