Being a Houston wedding photographer means I get to work a lot of really amazing people. Houston is a massive melting pot and my path crosses with really special people from all over. Two such people are Nathan & Sarah. I originally started exchanging emails with Sarah in December of 2015. Over the past 16 months I’ve really gotten to know Sarah & Nathan. They’re extremely down to Earth and are the epitome of “what you see is what you get.”
I also loved working with Nathan because he is the first groom in 9 years of shooting weddings who’s taller than me.
Sarah and Nathan first met in college. Sarah tells it best:
The chemistry between Nate and I started, where else, but in Mines freshman Chemistry Lab (so cheesy, I know). It was a match made in heaven. I could make fun of Nate for being horrible at Chemistry, and he could steal my lab reports at 10PM the night before they were due. But if you ask him, he still insists he helped me pass that class.
Nathan & Sarah eventually both found themselves in Houston and started dating.
Only a few weeks after we had begun dating Nate had to take a month long trip to Norway for work. What could have been disastrous for a new relationship I look back on very fondly. There was a 7 hour time difference between Houston and Norway so about the time he was off work I was ready to take a lunch break. We spent hours on Facetime together as he explored the city pointing out sites. Nate would send me emails of pictures so I could see them and talk to him about what he’d done that day. I’ve always been desperate to travel and he was kind enough to let me travel through him. I started to really see a side of Nate that was thoughtful, kind-hearted and (dare I say for a big tough guy) romantic.
Just over a year and a half later Nate was asked to go to Norway for a month again, but this time he bought me a ticket to come join him at the end of the month and we would kick off a two week vacation through Norway, Croatia and Barcelona.
The couple went out for a 12 course dinner and then a walk.
Nate and I started walking back around the harbor towards the historical buildings. As we neared the World Heritage Site, Nate said something along the lines of “Sarah… I’ve been thinking, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you.”
The rest is, as we say, history…and here’s Nathan & Sarah’s wedding story.
I’d like to give all the wedding vendors a huge shout out, especially Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse who served the best catered meal I’ve ever had at a wedding.
Wedding Ceremony & Reception venue: The Gallery Houston
Wedding Coordinator: Gypsy Blooms
Wedding Cake: Mrs. Weber Bakes
Floral: Gypsy Blooms
Dress: Houston Bridal Gallery
Linens: Any Occasion Party Rental
Bar Services: Café Natalie
Catering: Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse
DJ & Lighting: LG Entertainment
Houston Wedding Photographer: Ron Dillon Photography