Wedding Photographer Keeps Camera Snapping As Huge Storm Rolls In & the Photos Are Stunning

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Who knew a storm on the horizon would be the perfect backdrop on a special day?

A wedding photographer keeps the camera snapping as a huge storm rolls in, and the photos are stunning! In the midwest, the weather changes by the hour, and we tend to dress for a meteorological mystery that could include wind, rain, hail, scorching sun, or rolling thunderstorms.

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With a Storm On the Horizon, The Photographer Seized the Moment

And that's what happened on a special day for Trapper and MaKayla Shore. In the heart of Kansas, where the skies are as tempestuous as the love that binds them, Trapper and MaKayla found themselves in a unique setting for their nuptials. As storm clouds loomed, photographer Ashley Patton seized the moment to create a series of wedding photos that would stand out from the rest.

Trapper and MaKayla, both 18 and freshly united in marriage, had chosen a sunny day for their nuptials in Viola, Kansas. However, Mother Nature had other plans. What began as a scorching afternoon soon transformed into a dramatic display of wind, thunder, and stormy weather.

Undeterred by the impending storm, Ashley Patton saw an opportunity amidst the darkening skies. The scene was set with Trapper’s brother revving his Mustang to cast a dramatic haze of headlights and smoke. Against the backdrop of brooding storm clouds, Ashley snapped photos that effortlessly captured the contrast between the couple's radiant joy and the impending tempest.

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The Photos Symbolize Their Resilience As a Military Couple

“The way that the wind blew and the way that the car was sitting behind us ... the layout was perfect,” Ashley remarked. “It just worked out so perfect."

For Trapper and MaKayla, the photos are more than just a beautiful moment captured in time. They symbolize their resilience as a military couple, ready to face any storm that life may bring.

“Being a military wife, the stormy photos represent what challenges we will face as a couple, but we will have those because the day started out great, turned stormy, then cleared up and was a great night," MaKayla said.

The photos, now global sensations, have captivated viewers worldwide with their poignant depiction of love against nature’s raw power. “There’s a beautiful storm in the background, and it’s not raining a single drop,” Ashley shared. “The uniqueness of this photo has from so many people around the world, like, ‘How is this real?'”

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There’s something mesmerizing about seeing such beauty amidst the storm. It’s a testament to the resilience of love and the power of capturing life’s fleeting moments when we face life’s storms.

Trapper and MaKayla’s whirlwind romance, immortalized in Ashley’s lens, is a testament to the beauty of embracing life’s storms and celebrating love’s enduring strength. It also reminds us that we are firmly protected in Jesus’s hands no matter what storm we face.

Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

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h/t: Fox Weather

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