Right after arriving home from France, I was able to photograph the wedding celebration of Mario and Nicole, whom I met through my roommate this past year. They were married in Louisville with earlier in the day, had a big family lunch, and then came back to Lexington for photos and a reception. Nicole had given me a heads up that they had no real bridal party — just a large immediate family. While this meant that pictures in the almost 100 degree heat were a little crazy, it also meant that Mario and Nicole’s celebration of their marriage was even more a celebration of families, both their individual ones and the new one they are starting together. Here are some of my favorite shots.