Paiva Wedding

One of my favorite things about being a photographer is meeting people who change my life for the better and being able to walk through various chapters of their life with them. I got to know Sam this past year through serving on the outreach team together at GCU and it wasn't long before I got to meet her other half, Cody. These two individuals have laid a phenomenal example to many throughout their relationship. When they asked me to photograph both their engagement pictures and wedding I was over the moon. Their engagement session can be found here . Sam and Cody said I do on June 19, 2015 at the Agape Outpost in Breckenridge, Colorado. 

As you scroll through their day of laughs, forehead kisses, pie, prayer and s'mores.

Getting Ready

Guys always get ready so much faster, therefore, there was plenty of time for games. 

Guys always get ready so much faster, therefore, there was plenty of time for games. 

Bridal Portraits

Nothing more precious than a dad and his little girl on her wedding day. The sunglasses may or may not be hiding some tears. ;)

Nothing more precious than a dad and his little girl on her wedding day. The sunglasses may or may not be hiding some tears. ;)

The First Look

"Cody, can you try more of a smolder?" resulted in picture #2. 

"Cody, can you try more of a smolder?" resulted in picture #2. 

Since their engagement session dancing pictures were so popular, we had to do a round 2!

Since their engagement session dancing pictures were so popular, we had to do a round 2!

Bridal Party 

Family Photos

* Larger views of these and additional family photos can be seen on Forward Motion Photography's Facebook page. 

* Larger views of these and additional family photos can be seen on Forward Motion Photography's Facebook page. 

The Ceremony

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After exchanging vows, they had the opportunity to make this unity sand representing Sam, Cody, and God coming together for their marriage. They also took communion as seen by the jar the pastor is holding. 

After exchanging vows, they had the opportunity to make this unity sand representing Sam, Cody, and God coming together for their marriage. They also took communion as seen by the jar the pastor is holding. 

The Reception

S'more were a big hit as their thank you gift to guests were roasted and gobbled up throughout the evening.

S'more were a big hit as their thank you gift to guests were roasted and gobbled up throughout the evening.

The night wouldn't be complete with out a picture of GCU-ers and their significant others. That school has brought together incredible friendships from around the world. Thanks to my second shooter Jake for capturing this so I could jump in!

The night wouldn't be complete with out a picture of GCU-ers and their significant others. That school has brought together incredible friendships from around the world. Thanks to my second shooter Jake for capturing this so I could jump in!

The farewell.

Sam and Cody's wedding was a blast from beginning to end and I couldn't have pictured a better day for them. It reflected love, family, and fun. May God continue to bless their marriage as they begin a life together in Phoenix where they will impact many for His kingdom. 

Thanks for journeying through Sam and Cody Paiva's special day with me! I hope you enjoyed, please feel free to share this and like my Facebook page, I really appreciate your support! <3