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Chad & Maggie decided to put aside a formal wedding in exchange for a simple yet beautiful ceremony with only their closest friends and family in attendance. A handful of people gathered on the campus of University Of Arkansas to watch them exchange vows and laugh together. And with only two hours of shooting, it was easily the most laid back wedding I’ve ever shot. The best part? A full hour for us to wander around campus and shoot the two of them together. Bliss! Get ready for a super-sized post of this northwest Arkansas wedding.
Side note: We’ll be having a Black Friday promo so 2013 & 2014 brides keep an eye on our Facebook page if you want to snag your date and score a little something extra! One day only!
I met Laurie when our babes were barely a year old. She a was fun, sassy, brave and honest friend who would be there immediately if I ever needed help. I can’t tell you how many times she would drive straight from work and watch my kids so I could network at photographer meetings or have a date with my husband. When she found the man of her dreams I offered to shoot the wedding (I do this with all of my friends) and she refused and wanted me to stand with her and be a bridesmaid. This was a serious thrill for me because I’ve always shot weddings for my friends and never been able to watch from the alter. The first thing I did was send Laurie a list of the photographers in the area that I knew well and trusted. She ended up choosing Jim & Ilde Cook (which, if you’re in Nashville you should check them out!!!!) who are fabulous photographers so I was able to relax and know my friend was in good hands. If you want to see more of their wedding images, check out Jim & Ilde’s Facebook page but here are a few (and note, FEW…I really enjoyed the day without shooting too much!) behind the scenes images of my time hanging out with the beautiful bride.
Love you so much Laurie. Sam is a lucky man.
I know clients want to have an amazing, sun-soaked wedding day. 70 degrees, clear sky and Pinterest-y perfection. Let me tell you, it doesn’t matter and you can have beautiful images in any weather. Kristen’s day took place in a dimly lit church & reception hall and it rained the entire day. Downpoured. Her brother in law had to run out that morning to grab rain boots for her. In the few minutes that we had without monsoon weather we ran outside for a few shots under the umbrellas. Check out the joy on the faces of Kristen and Todd in EVERY SINGLE PICTURE. I hope other couples take note that it’s not “perfect” conditions that make your wedding day…it’s the love that you find in each other. KG & TG, thanks so much for flying me up to Milwaukee for your big day. Love you guys!
I was honored to join Amanda and Brad in their gorgeous, black tie wedding this past weekend in Rye, NY. I loved having the opportunity to dive back in to classic portraiture to really capture who they were as a couple. Here are a just a few teasers from their big day!
Typically I write a sentence or two about my couples and leave the images to explain about the day. However, I want to say a few things first…
The wedding industry, in general, makes me a wee bit sick. I have photographer friends who submit weddings to planning blogs, only to get rejected because there are too few images of details and too many images of the couple. Yes because, god forbid, we see pictures of people in love. So many couples sweat the small stuff and lose sight of what really matters….your soon to be spouse. Details are pretty and I know you put work into them but your partner, your best friend, will be around forever. THEY are the most important part of the wedding.
Jen and Pat were a shining example of putting your spouse first. At the end of the day, all Jen cared about was marrying Pat and their love radiated off of them. I was thrilled to be part of their wedding.
J & P: Thank you for being lovely. Thank you for the amazing meal, cake and thinking of ME even on YOUR day. You are truly generous and wonderful. I wish you a lifetime of happiness, joyful tailgating and no broken limbs.