Daniela + Trent had original plans to elope in Alaska sometime this or next year. Back in February, they received the news that Daniela's mother was diagnosed with advanced ALS, so they decided to get married that weekend in Tennessee so that her mother could witness them saying their vows. With only two days notice, I cleared my schedule and traveled up to meet them. I had never met them or their family, but I knew how important this day was to them all. Their families helped throw everything together last minute (and did an amazing job). Someone put together a bouquet while someone else made a cake. After Daniela + Trent helped each other get ready, her mom arrived. She could barely move or talk, but you could see her feelings through her eyes. Like everyone else, she seemed to have mixed feelings -- full of happiness for the couple, yet a little but fearful about it possibly being the last time she had with them. While it rained, everyone gathered in a 500sqft tiny cabin to see Daniela + Trent say their vows. There wasn't a dry eye in the room. I could tell that their Alaskan elopement plans were not a concern; they were right where they wanted to be. Daniela's mom passed away about 4 weeks later and I am so thankful to have been able to document some of their last moments with her.