TRUDY & SCOTT – 10.22.2011

Filed under: friends,love,marry me,wedding — admin at 1:36 pm on Saturday, November 19, 2011

I’ve known Trudy since the fall of 1999. She was one of the first faces that greeted me when I walked into my dorm at Philadelphia University. I didn’t want to be there. I didn’t want to stay away from my family – I wasn’t ready for this! She was my RA and went above and beyond any duties she may have had that year!

She helped me get through the homesickness. She let me stay in her room when I needed a break from my roommates. She stayed up with me and talked. She let me cry on her shoulder.

When December came and it was time to leave – I was ready to stay. I had made the decision to transfer to Mansfield University – about 40 minutes from home – instead of 4 hours.

Trudy and I stayed in touch and made a point to see each other once a year – sometimes once a semester. I helped introduce her to Jesus! We wrote many, many emails back and forth. About school – God – boys – just life in general!

She was a bridesmaid in my wedding in 2004 and when she called me earlier this year to ask if I would be in hers – I was SO excited for her!

As some of you know – I have control issues. I think I can take on the world sometimes. I said – well I would LOVE to photograph your wedding but I would love to be a bridesmaid. I did both at Johna’s wedding and my sister’s wedding – I can do it! I just needed someone to come with me to take the photos that I am in! Usually my Aunt Lori does that job – thank goodness for her! But this was a 7 hour drive to Virginia – leaving on a Thursday and coming back on a Sunday.

My dear friend and fellow AMAZING photographer – Megan Hampton – kindly volunteered to go with me! It was a GREAT trip – we talked the whole way – making the drive seem SO much quicker! We get along really well and worked together smoothly. She took amazing photos for my dear friend and I am so thankful for that!

Any of the photos in this post that DO NOT have the “db” circle next to the barden photography text are photos that Megan took and I edited.

Scott surprised Trudy with these pearls at the rehearsal dinner!

I love Trudy’s dress – especially in this photo!

Megan took the photos of Trudy getting ready while I went outside with the guys!

I love love LOVE those shots! I don’t know why lately – but I am so in love with out of focus bride photos!


Scott only have ONE request – he HAD to have a picture of all the guys with their socks!

TRUDY – you’re married!!!!


I LOVE those perspectives!

Megan – THANK YOU AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING! You are an amazing photographer and a fantastic friend!

Trudy – I am SO SO SO happy for you! I love you dearly!

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Comment by stephanie hubert

November 22, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

lovely shots, as always.
i especially love the guys’ socks.

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