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Sam + Kyle | Wedding | Columbus, OH

It’s hard to believe that an entire year of beautiful weddings has come to an end, but I certainly couldn’t have asked for a better couple to end my 2011 wedding season with.  For those of you who follow the blog, you will probably recognize Sam & Kyle, not only from their engagement session, which I posted a couple of weeks ago, but also from the weddings of Kyle’s sisters, Kate and Judy.  In fact, the entire Rainier family (and now Sam’s family too!) have a very special place in our hearts.  We feel privileged to have photographed the wedding of three siblings and to have become such a part of this family’s lives.  It is impossible to describe the warmth, welcome and kindness I received while staying with Kyle’s parents, who hosted me for the wedding weekend.  Kyle’s mom had secretly hinted to us about a potential upcoming engagement in the family at Judy’s wedding back in the spring and had insisted that we stay at her house if we are ever in town – little did she know that I would be taking her up on the offer so quickly.  Natalia, unfortunately,  was not able to fly to Columbus with me this time (she had several concerts already scheduled in California for that weekend) and she was so bummed that she had to miss seeing this bunch of fantastic folks, who by now we consider friends!  As with every Rainier wedding, this one had a lot of heart, lots of love and most amazing family … especially a certain, hilariously goofy grandpa … 😉

Stay tuned for our annual post where we recap our year and pick our favorites … now – on to the photos of our last 2011 wedding.  We think its a great way to exit this year – just look at this stunning bride :)!  Sam, you looked beautiful and thank you again to you and Kyle for allowing me to photograph your special day and giving me an opportunity to see you all again – what a blast!

Boys version of getting ready 🙂
Some folks stay young forever – love it ! 🙂

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