Saturday, July 28, 2012

Congratulations Katie & Brady!

I had a blast this past weekend photographing Katie and Brady's wedding!  I'm very excited about sharing Katie's bridal portraits with you!  She braved the 104 degree heat for her bridals!  And we wrapped up  the shoot just as rain drops started to fall.  We did the shoot in downtown Matthews at The Reid House.  This beautiful historical house hosts a Christmas Tea Party that Katie, her sisters and mom regularly attended.  So the location carried some great memories with it already!

Here's the stunning Katie!

Here's the one she chose for her bridal portrait.  This was her grandmother's favorite, so Katie chose this one to honor her!  Also, the her tiara was given to her as a surprise by her grandfather.  He works at a jewelry store in Alabama, and designed the tiara himself.    Is that not one of the sweetest and cutest stories ever!  I love old men, and their sweet dispositions (and wrinkles too!).  I tell Sam all of the time, he's lucky that I think old men are cute, since we'll be old and wrinkly one!

I'll share a close-up of Katie's shoes when I blog their wedding day, but let me say she was a glamourous rock star for being able to wear these shoes all day long!

At this point storm clouds were rolling in, so we wrapped up the shoot at this old barn right beside the Reid House.  Her sister made a smart a call and got the umbrella out of the car before we started shooting at this spot.  I got about 7 shots in at the barn, as rain drops started to fall, so we quickly got out the umbrella and got back to our cars.  I'm so glad we risked a few rain drops for this shot!  Congratulations to Katie and Brady!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

More of Kelly & Dave!

Kelly and Dave were surrounded by awesome family and friends this weekend!  Something about a destination wedding really brings your guests this feeling of togetherness.  Plus the groom's family was HUGE, so I think they had fun celebrating. 

Here are Dave's parents, who welcomed us like family that weekend.  Don, the dad, is a BIG FAN of Bruce Springsteen.  He commandeered the computer room at Sanibel Moorings, and had his children buy as many concert tickets as possible as soon as they come online.

The church was beautiful- it was just the right size too!  I love cozy chapels!

The ring bearer, Will, needed one last reassurance hug before walking down the aisle.  Will was a major cutie!

These next 2 pictures were taken by Rachel Garrison.  I just have to share them because, we could get so close to the bride and groom in this church it was awesome!  They had 4 doors up by the altar.  Rachel was able to quickly, easily, and unnoticeably walk around the back side of these doors and get some amazing shots!   

Barbara's maiden name was Flock (Barbara is Dave's mom).  So when Kelly and Dave walked down the aisle, her family held up signs that read "Welcome to our Flock."  It was a cool surprise!

After the ceremony and formals, I was able to take Kelly and Dave back to the Sanibel Moorings condo for pictures.  This place has beautiful grounds for pictures.  

The reception was held at Traditions, which was right on the beach as well!  It was a lovely place with awesome food!  Rachel and I were treated to an amazing grouper dinner here! 

About three-quarters of the way into the father-daughter dance Kelly and her Dad switched it up and got the dance party started!

Later that night, Kelly did the entire Thriller dance!  It was awesome!

Congratulations Kelly & Dave! Thanks for letting me a part of your awesome weekend!