Nate & Sarah // Springfield, MO

This is why I do what I do. This is what being human is all about.

This is why I am willing to put in 80 hour weeks, driving all over the country while the inbox piles up, sacrificing any sort of stability and rootedness in my own life to tell the incredible stories of others. This gives me hope. This reminds me that I'm fully human. This keeps me alive.

Nate and Sarah, you welcomed me in like family, and reminded me why I do what I do, and I will be eternally grateful. In 60 years, I hope your kids and grandkids see this and feel whole. Feel hope. Feel fully human.

A note about the second song - during the day, I overheard the best man playing guitar and singing during some downtime. I was completely taken aback by his voice, and asked if he would be willing to write a song for Nate and Sarah to play during their wedding film. A few days later, he sent me the song (recorded on his phone, nonetheless). I was completely blown away. And yes, Nate and Sarah really did meet fueling up at a gas station. Magic is real, y'all.

Digital Photos from the day by Christian Gideon

Film Photos from the day by Roger Ellsworth