Hold onto your hearts, brides, because they're about to jump straight out of your chest. Karen Rainier, a self-proclaimed This Is Us fanatic and professional photographer, just took the TV-inspired wedding photo shoot of our dreams.
"I'm a bit of a TV junkie, and I have been obsessed with the show This Is Us since the first episode premiered," Rainier told BRIDES. "Sometimes it's good to stretch your creative wings, and I had been trying to come up with a completely unique wedding inspiration shoot that hadn't been done yet. It seems like a lot of the wedding blogs have been publishing the same styles over and over again, so instead of drawing inspiration from colors or popular wedding trends, I decided to look outside my industry for inspiration. When I saw the episode of This Is Us where Jack and Rebecca get married, it hit me right then and there that I had to do it."
But executing the theme properly was no easy feat. She had to source all kinds of details, such as Rebecca's moon-shaped necklace and Jack's infamous Pittsburgh Steelers towel. As you can imagine, it took quite some time to gather all of these items, but once she did, it was time to hunt down a pair of Jack and Rebecca-esque models. While no one can replace the TV duo that has stolen our hearts, Rainier came pretty damn close to the real thing.
"I started to think maybe I should move on because the chances of finding a couple that resembled them would be impossible," the photographer said. But after sending out a few casual messages to her friends, she found the perfect pair. "I could NOT believe my luck when they said they were 100% game for it! Finding an actual couple was one of the most important aspects to me because Peter and Emily’s natural connection and adorable romance made them the perfect real-life Jack and Rebecca. Also, crazily enough, the models/couple had just moved out of their apartment. Their lease wasn't up for a month, so it seemed like the shoot was meant to be. We had an empty apartment to light up with twinkle lights just Jack did in the anniversary scene."
Bravo to this photographer for bringing our favorite couple to life! Swoon over all of the photos below (And no we won't judge you if you shed a tear or two).