Written by: Mike Gilman
Editor’s note: I was scrolling the the fly-fishing subreddit awhile ago and came across these great photos. I asked the person who posted them to drop me a note with the story behind the pictures, and here’s what Mike Gilman sent. *Insert obvious “keeper” joke here.*
During our engagement, my wife and I discovered our mutual love for fly fishing. It was the perfect way for us to spend our weekends, doing what we love: being active and spending time out in nature. We live in Clemson, South Carolina, and usually fish the Eastatoe, Chauga, and Chattooga Rivers.
Liz has always enjoyed a good prank, and when we decided to do a “First Look” photo shoot on the day of the wedding, she couldn’t help herself. I was building anticipation just waiting to see her in her gown! I was so nervous, and looking around I could see my groomsmen with huge smiles on their faces – I could only imagine how beautiful she looked. She tapped me on the shoulder, and when I turned around, to my surprise, there she was ready to fish! Immediately, my nerves vanished, and we all had a good laugh.
As if you can’t tell in the great shots captured by our photographer, Rony Rivera, it was pretty awesome!