Monday, December 21, 2009

A Post for Cole

Today's post will only have one picture but with this one single picture comes a million thoughts, prayers and emotions. Try to follow me here.

Meet Luke. He was our super cool groom last Saturday. Luke and his bride Holly have been planning their wedding for well over a year now. Everything was set to go until two weeks before the wedding when Luke's brother Cole died unexpectedly. Like most brothers, Luke and Cole were great friends and Cole was supposed to be Luke's best man. It was hard for Mere and me to hear as we both have siblings that we're super close to (love ya bro!).

A few days before the wedding we had a chat with Holly about what the day would be like. During that conversation she asked if I'd be willing to meet Luke at his brother's grave. This gave me butterflies to think about, I think my voice even cracked a little. I knew it was gonna be intense, but I also knew how much it would mean to Luke to have pictures with his brother.

It proved to be a very special moment. After we photographed the entire group of guys, I felt that Luke wanted a couple alone with his brother. His best man.

And finally, the shot I have for today is a final look back that Luke gave Cole before heading off to meet his bride. It's a very touching moment that I'm glad I caught, and one that reminds me of the power photography can have.

Talk to you soon,


  1. This is beautiful. Awesome. So brave. I love it.

  2. That's a very special moment... and photography is very powerful! Started crying seeing that picture - glad you captured it!

  3. that story and picture gave me chills. What a touching momment. A beautiful picture

  4. Thank you, Thank you. Luke will never forget that moment because of you. Cole will forever be a part of his wedding day! We all enjoyed you and Meredith! You two rock!!!

  5. Thank you Dale for capturing Luke with Cole. I know he will cherish this picture forever! Luke is such a sweet soul. :)

  6. This is such a touching picture! I know this meant the world to Holly and Luke for you to be able to capture these memories! Cole was definitely there with us on their special day. You and Meredith did a great job and made Holly and Luke's wedding day unforgettable! Thank you So much!

  7. Wow... what an amazing moment that he will have to treasure for the rest of his life. My thoughts go out to their family!

    Hugs - Tiffany

  8. This is such an awesome post Dale!


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