Archive for June, 2010
I loved this wedding. No, I LOVED this wedding! There was something so sweet and sincere about the entire day. The love amongst these families joining together was displayed in countless actions, hugs, tears and smiles. I’m not sure that words could actually convey how full my heart was watching this marriage begin right before my eyes; but maybe the images below can. What an honor!
Meg started the day with the breakfast of champions… well, kinda!
Then it was on to getting ready. Kerry Sue did such a fabulous job with Meg’s hair and kept us right on track with time…such a huge blessing to a photographer!
This image of Meg’s grandmother is one of my favorites from the morning.
I could have taken pictures of these “Bloom” shoes all day long! Aren’t they awesome!? They were the perfect touch to Meg and Daniel’s garden inspired wedding.
One of my new favorite ring shots.
Meg and Daniel decided to do a “First Look,” which gave us the opportunity to spend extra time with both them, their families and their bridal party! I always highly suggest this, because it not only helps with the flow and stress of the day, but it’s also a super precious moment between the bride and groom that you otherwise don’t get to see in it’s fullness. I still remember my “First Look” with Rahul and cherish those sweet minutes as some of the best of our wedding day. I’m pretty sure I’ll always remember Meg and Daniel’s too. I was so touched by their gentle demeanor with one another. I was literally shooting through tears and then saw that my mom, my second shooter for the day, was crying as well! EMOTION!!!
Check out these images below and you’ll see just what I’m talking about!
I couldn’t resist sharing these next two! The entire day, we kept brushing love bugs off of Meg’s dress. I assured her that they could easily be removed in post production, but just for kicks, I left them in this one.
Yes, I’ll admit it. I could photograph Meg all day! Isn’t she gorgeous? Can’t wait to schedule their newlywed session!
While I was spending time with the groomsmen, I glanced over and saw Meg, just like this. It is in fact, one of my favorite images of her from the day.
Love sweet love!
Bubbles, such a fun way to exit the church!
Can’t wait for their wedding coming up in the Fall!
We were packing up to head over to the reception when I walked by the bridal room and saw Meg’s sister in law bustling up her train. Something about the lace just makes this image!
The groom’s parents watching during the first dance was just precious!
BEST groom and mom’s dance to date! Check out these smiles!
Perfect closing to the perfect day… a family prayer.
Check out Meg and Daniel’s wedding video below and be sure to take note of the awesome cake smashing, compliments of Daniel, the best man’s ”ballad,” and some great chicken dancing!
Thank you Meg and Daniel for inviting me to be a part of your day. It was a joy to watch you become husband and wife. May you continue to walk this journey with deep devotion for one another and for the One who brought you together!
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This is the third time I’ve had the honor of photographing Shelley and the second time I’ve had Alex in front of my camera and let me tell you, they NEVER disappoint! When I heard they were engaged I was so excited for them, and to be completely honest, also selfishly hoping they’d contact me to capture this season of their lives. I couldn’t have been more ecstatic when I received Shelley’s email!
We planned another early morning session…(Alex deserves a prize for getting up before the break of day again!) We met up at Davis Island, where these 2 lovebirds enjoy spending time together. We then headed over to the downtown Tampa area to finish up.
Oh how I have tried to narrow these pictures down, but alas, I could not. So, you’ll have to feast your eyes upon this couple for awhile. I guarantee you will understand my dilemma!
These pictures all sparkle with shades of blue and since Alex’s last name is moon, it seemed fitting to include these lyrics along the way…
Seriously, isn’t she gorgeous?
While Shelley and Alex were sitting down I caught out of the corner of my eye this older couple rowing over to the dock. I thought the fresh, young love juxtaposed by the more mature, seasoned love would make a fun image. It became even more perfect when the lady gasped, hands over her mouth, perhaps realizing they were entering into the frame. So adorable! It makes me smile every time I see it!
Alex and Shelley requested a shot of them snuggling on this bench. I love the way the sky turned out- just perfect!
And, I have to tell you, I saved my favorites for the end of this post. These melt my heart. Touch my soul. Express Shelly and Alex’s love in a powerful way. I think you’ll agree!
Hands down- this one is my absolute FAVE!
Thanks guys for trusting me yet again! I am eagerly awaiting your big day!
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