This was a truly special wedding day. We have known Clairelise since first meeting her family when she was a high school senior and chose us for her senior portraits. Since that time, we have photographed her younger sister’s senior portraits and family portraits. Their family session was one of our favorite snow sessions we’ve gotten to do over the years, so when it started SNOWING on their October wedding day, it just seemed so fitting!
Austin & Clairelise are high school sweethearts who first met through church. As their relationship together grew closer over the years, they also helped each other grow deeper in their individual and shared faith. Their relationship has also created strong friendship between each of their families. When Austin proposed, he re-created their first date, and after she said “yes!” they invited their families to celebrate with them.
We love that they embraced the day God gave them for their wedding, and joy shone through all of their moments. We were with them for their ceremony – yes, still outdoors! – and for time right after that for all the family, wedding party, and bride and groom portraits. Their ceremony was faith-full, beautiful, authentic, and full of laughter and deep commitment. Austin’s groomsmen clearly had a great time “finding” the rings for the ring exchange as you’ll see in the portraits below! Clairelise was simply radiant. We made the most of our time with them, and Jon captured absolutely magical and breathtaking portraits for them to treasure forever.
Clairelise & Austin, we are so honored to have been invited to such a special day as you became husband and wife. We see genuine love for Jesus in both of you, and as we have seen in our own marriage, He is the One who will faithfully grow your marriage and sustain it. Thank you for being Light and Love to each other and to those around you.
Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs Wedding Photographer