Cade+Ashlyn | 3.25.17 | Wichita, KS

Cade and Ashlyn's wedding was filled with abounding love, incredible support, and some of the best vendors in Wichita (in my opinion). The colors, style, and details seen throughout the day were as lovely as could be. It was such an honor to photograph these two and their love!

This wedding ended up be extra special for me to photograph... during the wedding I learned that Cade's mom, Jill, has been battling cancer for years. She told me that evening that she felt the best she had felt in weeks. It was fun to capture some beautiful photos of her dancing with Cade, with her loving husband, and her family and friends, as she celebrated her first son's marriage. A few days after the wedding, I learned that Jill was in the hospital. She learned that the cancer had spread to her brain. Then just ten days after the wedding, Jill passed away. My heart broke for Cade and his family. Sadly, I somewhat knew how they were feeling. Three years ago (this week, actually), both my dad and grandma passed away, just five weeks after my younger sister's wedding. It's something that I never hoped to have in common with someone. I'm just so glad that Jill was able to be at the wedding, and that she felt so good during the celebration.

I hope that over the years these photos bring Cade and Ashlyn joy in celebrating the lifelong commitment they made to one another, but also that they're some of the best last moments they had with Jill. You guys are forever in my heart!

Jackie WildComment