weddings can’t happen without him

THe Groom

I know I get it! The wedding day is 99% about her, the bride. But today, for the next few moments as you scroll this blog, I want you to see just how important and fabulous a wedding day is from the Groom’s perspective. Think about it; He is about to marry the woman that God only knows how long it took to build up enough courage to ask you, the bride, for your hand in marriage. There’s a lot a weight to that, wouldn’t you agree?

And now on your special day, he is getting all outside of his comfort zone just to make you happy! A groom would be absolutely okay with going downtown to the court house and getting hitched privately, with just the two of you, and a witness of course. But because he loves you so much, he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make you happy. I don’t know about you, but I think that it’s not only a big deal, but it’s the first of many sacrifices he will be willing to make just to ensure your happy!

So on your wedding day, I encourage you to pause for just a minute and see your groom for what he is doing for you and only you. He loves you through and through, and on your wedding day, he is going to do anything you want and/or ask just to ensure the day goes as you have dreamed about since you were five years old.


Hi, I’m Dereck!  For me, my “why” has always been people focused. My goal in life is to make a positive impact in the lives of the people I’m around every day. I love the fact that I am blessed to spend my time with soon to be brides and grooms who are about to embark on a lifetime journey of their own. That my friend is a huge honor and blessing! My goal through this process as your Photographer is to impact your life beyond the lens of my camera. I love capturing magical moments that pop-up throughout this process, but I love just as deeply to speak into the lives of people like yourself. I love being able to help you focus on what is truly important during this journey and letting the other non-sensical things take care of themselves.