Jeremy’s sister’s wedding, where our boys were hobbit ring bearers.

all of our couples are dear to us. every wedding is incredibly special. but it’s a completely different ballgame when you’re making photographs for someone you watched grow up. when you can see the first steps, the award braces phase, high school prom, and college graduation day as you make these photographs, it moves you to an even deeper place as a creator. mostly, you just cry a lot behind your camera. happy tears.

and then there was the sheer delight of watching our two oldest sons be the ring bearers. sarah made the mistake of asking them if they wanted to bear the rings while they were in a hardcore hobbit and lord of the rings phase. so naturally, they gasped and said, “we get to carry the ring like frodo????!?!?!?!?” she said yes. “and wear capes and carry swords?????!!!!!” she said…um….yes!

the night before they were to walk down the aisle, tyler looked at me and said, “mom, I think that when I carry the ring it’s going to corrupt me, because it’s so beautiful.”

i think he may have been right. and these little ones are just a couple of years younger than sarah was when I met her. oh dear Lord, please don’t let time fly by so fast.

to watch it fast:

beautiful song by seryn. go here and buy their music now!

to watch it slow:

Sarah - 09/24/2013 - 6:53 pm

So many great pics…but your littlest, with the puppy, hand under chin!!!!! ahhhhhh!! the cutest!! <3

Erik - 07/15/2013 - 4:48 pm

The protectors of the rings. Its like a fairytale.
Really beutiful. Thank You!

Suellen Lee - 06/29/2013 - 7:46 pm

Genius.

Jeremy Lawson - 06/26/2013 - 1:22 am

excellent work as always, may the lord continue to bless your endeavors

Kristyn - 06/17/2013 - 1:12 pm

you guys! these are wonderful. and sarah must be a pretty cool aunt to let her nephews carry the rings down the aisle like frodo baggins. ;)

Sandra Sitar Photography - 06/14/2013 - 2:35 pm

the photo with creighton waving and birds focused in the background. amazing!

sharon - 06/13/2013 - 10:04 pm

the hobbits!

Caroline Fontenot - 06/13/2013 - 9:28 pm

Got so excited when I heard that first banjo note by Seryn in the slideshow!
Nathan (guitar player with the huge red beard) wrote and played the song I walked down the aisle to – he’s a great friend from college. So excited to hear their music make it around the country!!

And, of course, fantastic fabulous work. Both F’s.

alyda - 06/13/2013 - 7:32 pm

oh man i admire and respect you guys so much. as photographers and as people. thank you for sharing your talents. big love and hugs.

Julia Wade - 06/13/2013 - 7:18 pm

y’all………. SO GOOD. make my heart sing so good. love you two.

Hannah Nicole - 06/13/2013 - 4:41 pm

oh my stars!! your boys! could barely handle the sweetness of it. looks like a day full of so much joy, and you communicated that beautifully. the story is wonderful. :)

jenn stark - 06/13/2013 - 12:58 pm

oh my gosh, your boys!!!

Nancy Lamar - 06/13/2013 - 12:52 pm

You two are incredible artists…much more than photographers! Beautiful, beautiful capture on the place, the event and the spirit!

Lan | morestomach - 06/13/2013 - 12:16 pm

amazing. i may have cried.
i now want my future nephews to dress up as hobbits when they bring us the ring.

that shot of the groom with a tear in his eye when he first saw his bride? beautiful.

hootenannie - 06/13/2013 - 11:48 am

Zuzu and the Grizz… there are no words.

diana - 06/13/2013 - 11:31 am

can’t stop squealing! beautifully captured by the best!

Sharon I - 06/13/2013 - 11:15 am

Oh my Lord. Jeremy and Ashley…these are lovely! YOU are lovely. ;) So wonderful to be able to see the day through your work. Much love, S.

Christina Benson Ward - 06/13/2013 - 9:42 am

I literally cannot stop looking at these. They’re practically other-worldly. There’s a reason you guys are some of the best in the world. I mean that both as photographers and the Parsons clan, generally. Big, major congrats to Sarah and Creighton!