A Joyful Summer Wedding in Mt. Vernon, Ohio | Austin & Rachelle

As they sat at the long table draped in white tablecloth and covered with delicate flowers and peacock feathers, the sounds of a dozen ringing bells filled the air. All eyes were on Austin and Rachelle as they obliged and leaned in for a kiss, this time as husband and wife. Just a few hours earlier Rachelle couldn't believe that here wedding day was actually here... and now here she was, dressed in white and kissing her husband in front of her closest friends and family.

Austin and Rachelle were married on a warm afternoon at Mt. Vernon Developmental Center in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. I can't even begin to tell you how honored Lucas and I were to have the opportunity to get to know these two and spend a few days with them, documenting this season of their life. These two are kind, relaxed, spontaneous, and so very in love... which means they're a joy to photograph, but even more than that, they're a joy just to be around and know.

Austin and Rachelle, thank you for welcoming us into your lives and treating us like we've known each other forever from the very first hello. I hope you enjoy a few of my favorite photographs from our time together, and I hope the stories they tell bring back wonderful memories every time you look at them.