ryan + allie - mcpherson, ks wedding

Goodness I love autumn and I love the UK, so I had an absolute ball photographing Ryan and Allie's big day. Introducing Ryan & Allie Rafferty everyone! Allie is from the same small Kansas town I am from, McPherson, while Ryan was born and raised in Northern Ireland. They met when Ryan came to Kansas for the Ulster Project. They met as students in the Ulster Project and started dating when they were both leaders. They fell in love and never looked back. 

October 7, 2016 was such a beautiful day. The weather couldn't have been a more perfect autumn day, and this wedding was filled with so much love it overwhelmed me (in a good way.) Since Ryan was from so far away, the only people on his side able to be there were his brother and father. So there was no wedding party, but that actually allowed us more time for bride & groom portraits, which I LOVE LOVE LOVE. Then during the reception Allie surprised Ryan with a video she had made of all his friends and family back in Ireland wishing him congratulations and condolences that they couldn't be there. Ryan started tearing up, so cue me bawling like a maniac in the corner. The feels were real guys. 

It's really such an honor to be welcomed into people's lives on the best day of their life. Getting to capture such sweet love never gets old. Allie & Ryan, you both are so beautiful. Your love even more beautiful. You showed me that love knows no bounds. It can span from Kansas to Ireland and be stronger than ever. I wish you both the very best in the adventure to come. <3