Mr & Mrs Desiderio: The Wedding | Garvan Woodland Gardens | Hot Springs, Arkansas

It has taken me a really long time sitting here in my office to come up with exactly what I wanted to say when blogging this wedding. I mean, to start with, the groom is my brother, and the bride is now my sister in law. So, there was so much happiness and excitement on my part- not just to watch these two love birds get hitched, but also to be a part of the wedding as the photographer. And if that wasn't enough, the flower girl and the ring bearer are my two youngest babies. So, to say that I was being pulled in a lot of directions on this wedding day would be an understatement, BUT it was so, so worth it. I ALWAYS feel honored and humbled to be chosen by a bride and groom to document their wedding, but this one was on a different level. When its family, it really just means that much more. The emotional moments of the day effected me EVEN MORE THAN NORMAL, and I really felt the pressure to deliver amazing photos that they can treasure forever. As always, thank you to Anthony and Nikki for allowing me to be such a big part of your day, and I sincerely hope your wedding was everything you dreamed it would be. We love you guys so much and can't wait to watch you start your new lives together!