I did not know how this shoot was going to go. The whole family was in town from various states to celebrate their parents’ anniversary. The father had a plan to surprise his wife with a vow renewal. I had called the hotel beforehand to see if we could photograph this on the grounds that day and they gave me the go ahead and that anywhere was just fine. We get all set up to start the shoot (and the surprise) at the gazebo and all of a sudden a huge group of people show up for their rehearsal for their wedding the next day. They were kind enough to let us do the vow renewal and it was pretty darn sweet. I had my mom come along and second shoot this with me and she did a great job and I was so glad to have two views of the event.