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  • Eden Russell

First Responder - Veteran Wedding | Bonham Lifestyle Photographer

Jason and Sarah are the Winners from the First Responder - Active Duty Wedding Photography Services GiveAway. For the first time ever I have to say "Thank you Covid!"

When Jason contacted me about their amazing love story I immediately fell in love and knew they were so deserving, however one small bump... their original wedding date was June 7, 2020 which was 6 days after my due date with my third baby. I knew I couldn't commit to their wedding because I had no idea when I was actually going to deliver. With my fingers crossed I messaged Jason asking if there was anyway they could move their date.

Being from New York, so many family members had already booked their flights and he couldn't change the date....

But like I said.... THANK YOU COVID!

With the pandemic, their wedding day had to be pushed back!

Jason sent me another message asking if I had selected a new winner, but just like them covid messed with bookings and I hadn't. And the rest is history.


Jason and Sarah met in March of 2017 while he was in the United States Air Force - Reserves in Niagara Falls, NY. Jason had just returned from a deployment in Qatar and was trying to return to normalcy. Sarah was the light he needed to bring him back to Earth. From a very young age Jason had a lifelong goal of becoming a Police Officer in Texas, mostly because he thought they all wore cowboy hats and rode horses, but even after he learned that wasn't true he stayed true to his heart. Sarah supported Jason in his dreams and knew he was capable of whatever he put his heart and mind to, so with a giant leap of faith, Jason applied for his dream job down in Texas. Hand in hand, Sarah and Jason moved to Texas where they both say they feel like they were just coming home.

Now, 3 years later, Jason works at the Richardson Police Department as a Police Officer and Sarah works at Medical City Plano.


This sweet couple warmed my heart everytime I had the pleasure to be around them. I wish you both a lifetime of happiness and it was such an honor to be a part of your wedding day! Thank you for your service


For everyone wanting to know the package they won:

Engagement Session | Boudoir Session | 12 Hour Wedding Day | Second Shooter

Value : $2,750

To find out how to enter email eden@handpickedphoto.com


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