She was determined to WALK down the isle and marry the man who carried and cared for her. She told me that she wanted lots of pictures of the kids. Together they have six kids! To hear her talking about her husband Jason, and her family made me as emotional then as it does to write about it now. I once wrote that it's easy to take good pictures of a couple that is so deeply in love. It's true. The pictures of their faces that I captured during the first dance was so full of emotion, that each picture is a story.
As an artist, I sometimes have crazy ideas for pictures. Sometimes I mention my ideas to people, and they look at me like ... like I'm crazy. Sandy told me that the wedding would be at the VFW in Schertz. I did my usual scouting trip to take pictures at the venue to test the lighting, and look for portrait ideas, and then I saw it... a tank. Let me re-emphasize that, in case you glanced over it... it was A TANK. They had an old WWII Sherman tank on display in the parking lot of the VFW. I asked Sandy, "how would you feel about posing next to the tank?" She said that was great. I asked "How do you feel about posing ON the tank?" She laughed and said she was down for it!!