Andrew & Valerie fell in love and threw a party. So excited to share this Reception Film with you!
Andrew & Valerie // Reception from Melissa Zaldivar on Vimeo.
If there is one word I can use to describe Julie, it’s constant. We met back in 2008 when she was a senior and I was a freshman in college and by God’s grace we have stayed in touch. We haven’t communicated much, but we have communicated honestly, which is something I deeply love about this friend. She is kind and a little quiet and powerfully consistent and when she met Jon, I knew that he had to be a man of some SERIOUS character.
I was not let down.
Jon understands who Julie is and he delights in her in a deep way. When she looks at him, I just come undone. They are all those things that a photographer loves: affectionate, fun, honest, excited.
They met when working at a boarding school in Germany, and even some of their students flew across the globe to join in on the Big Day. On a beautiful, clear Ohio afternoon, Jon and Julie said “I do” in front of family and friends. It was a reunion of all those who love and support this couple from childhood, college and beyond. I cannot express how alive this weekend made me and how overjoyed I am for this beautiful couple.
Many, Many Mazels.
It was Memorial Day weekend and I made the trip up to Vermont to capture the BIG day for these two love-birds. Set in the beautiful mountains of New England’s farmlands, this wedding had all the elements of a summer wedding. The barns, the trees, the fields, the mountain range in the background. I could have spent forever loving the beauty of it all. These college-sweethearts are just that: sweet. Here is the first film for them: The Ceremony.