It can get pretty hot in Southern Oregon. This day was one of the first of a string of sweltering summer days. At 3:30 I left Chelsy and her bridesmaids tucked away in their room to photograph Matt and his buddies and found them soaking in the cool waters of the Applegate River behind the lodge where they were getting married. This was their day. They did it the way they wanted to, cradled in the love and support from their beautiful family and friends. And Opal…sweet baby girl Opal Brown. A genuinely beautiful family. My love to them always.