MELISSA & SPENCER – 9.16.2017 – PART THREE

Filed under: love,marry me,wedding — admin at 11:25 am on Monday, December 11, 2017

I’ve heard LOTS and LOTS of speeches over the years – but this might have been the BEST ONE EVER!

Beautiful and inspiring. I told their mother that I hoped my two boys had the bond that these brothers have – because it’s AMAZING!

BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS!

That shot on the right – while I was editing – I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT!

The last dance with your son – walking away and leaving him in the hands of another. It seemed appropriate that it was out-of-focus. MY NEW FAVORITE!

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LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

I couldn’t decide – typically a photo just SCREAMS black & white – or I mentally shoot it in black & white – but THIS one – I absolutely LOVED both!

The LAST shots of the night – they ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart!

Melissa & Spencer – THANK YOU SO MUCH for asking me to spend the day with you!

And Melissa – thank YOU for asking me to capture the monumental moments of your life!

MELISSA & SPENCER – 9.16.2017 – PART TWO

Filed under: love,marry me,wedding — admin at 11:37 am on Sunday, December 10, 2017

GORGEOUS! People often tell me – I’m not photogenic. And I hardly EVER believe them!

HAPPY couples ARE ALWAYS photogenic!

ONE OF MY FAVORITES!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE THOSE!!

This might be my FAVORITE spot at D’Vine!

Not photogenic? WHAT!!

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!

This was a last-minute decision – to go IN the barn – but I’m SO GLAD WE DID!

SERIOUSLY!!

I’ve done this shot – YEARS AGO – STILL a favorite!

ONE MORE POST – THE RECEPTION!!

MELISSA & SPENCER – 9.16.2017 – PART ONE

Filed under: love,marry me,wedding — admin at 1:03 pm on Saturday, December 9, 2017

I met Melissa YEARS ago! She was one of the first faces of barden photography!!

I took her senior pictures and then her engagement and THEN her wedding!

It was a GORGEOUS September day! I LOVE getting ready shots – they might be some of my favorite ones to take!

SWOON!! THOSE SHOES!!

SWEET MEMORIES!

I ADORE THOSE SHOTS!

Most of the time – you can’t plan the perfect picture – you just happen to see it.

Those mother-of-the-groom moments – make me cry EVERY SINGLE TIME!

Stay tuned for their portraits!

 

 

QUAY & BRI – 9.2.2017 – PART THREE

Filed under: lifestyle,marry me,portraits,wedding — admin at 11:03 am on Saturday, September 23, 2017

THE SPEECHES!

Quay asked his little sister to be his best man! As we were finishing up their pictures – he assured me that he doesn’t really get emotional!

BUT – as you can see – it got emotional at that table real quick!

Bri asked her brother to be a bridesmaid AND to say a speech!

And her sister – a speech – but not just ANY speech! A RAP!

I LOVE THAT SHOT! SO SWEET!

I LOVE when a band plays at a wedding – and Devon Franks does NOT disappoint!

This was ALSO a first at a wedding! BEWARE OF RATTLESNAKES!

Quay and Bri – thank you SO much for asking me to spend the day with you!

QUAY & BRI – 9.2.2017 – PART TWO

Filed under: lifestyle,marry me,portraits,wedding — admin at 11:45 am on Friday, September 22, 2017

A tree – for their future home!

I absolutely LOVE the candidness of those shots!

Not many brides ask for a picture with me – but when they do it reminds me that while they hired me because they LOVE what I see – they also hire me because of the connection they feel with me! Being a photographer is a humbling experience – sharing in intimate moments – there MUST be a connection! I always say – if you just need someone to take your wedding photos – I’m not your girl. But if you LOVE how I see you – if you love what I can bring to your day – then I’m certainly your girl!

Megan and Josh’s wedding was two years ago – and now they’re expecting a little girl!

SO GORGEOUS!

Quay’s daughter – the last time I saw her – she was just a toddler!

And because we all know I have a hard time picking just a handful of favorite images to showcase – I’ll post the rest of their day tomorrow!

QUAY & BRI -9.2.2017

Filed under: lifestyle,marry me,portraits,wedding — admin at 11:24 am on Thursday, September 21, 2017

I met Bri at her brother’s wedding two years ago! Their sister texted me asking if I had their wedding date open – and BAM! BOOKED!

Facebook and ONEWED and all the advertising are great referral tools – BUT THE BEST REFERRAL TOOL IS YOUR RECOMMENDATION!

SPEECHES ARE SERIOUS!

I experienced a FIRST at this wedding!

A HELICOPTER! They were trying to figure out what to use to protect their hair against the wind-whipping blades!

A first look in their favorite spot!

When there’s tree-cover – rain CANNOT dampen your day!

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!

They left for the ceremony in a HELICOPTER!

Someone asked if I got pictures of the flight – but alas – I drove – joining in the helicopter would NOT have been a good idea for this girl!

It sprinkled and rained – but the show MUST GO ON!

She would respond I DO! He would respond YES! But never at the same time!

Stay tuned for their reception photos!

MIKAELA & KANE – 8.12.2017 – PART TWO

Filed under: lifestyle,love,marry me,wedding — admin at 11:30 am on Friday, September 8, 2017

I’ve done a wedding here before – and COULD NOT WAIT to see this weeping willow again!

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!

SWOON!!

I LOVE that look she’s giving him!

If you have the BEST BFF – you’ll understand the connection in those pictures!

Sharing cookie recipes at a wedding! I LOVE IT!

So – you won’t see many pictures of ME at a wedding that I shoot!

But this one – I wanted to share. Her bustle was THREE different layers – and the best way to figure that out – just take a break and figure it out!

And while I know that I’m not the BEST wedding photographer in the world or our country or our state or our region – I am GOOD at what I do!

And you’re not just getting a wedding photographer when you book me – you’re getting a whatever-you-need-done girl!

You might recognize that sweet little family on the left – I photographed their wedding last August!

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!

This was a sweet twist on the garter-toss – since she IS about 15!

Mikaela & Kane – thank you SO much for asking me to spend the day with you!

MIKAELA & KANE – 8.12.2017

Filed under: lifestyle,love,marry me,wedding — admin at 11:10 am on Thursday, September 7, 2017

I’ve said it before – but I’ll say it again – I love photographing the circle of life!

I took Mikaela’s senior pictures – I’ve known her for over 10 years – and now – her wedding pictures!

I ADORE THOSE SHOTS!

Have I mentioned that I LOVE getting ready pictures?!

OH MY HEART! SO SWEET!

It was a HOT August afternoon – and air-conditioning helped!

Isn’t she DARLING?!

LOVE LOVE LOVE!

GORGEOUS!!

Kane’s mom asked me if I wanted to take pictures of her pinning on his corsage – I said – I don’t typically – but do YOU want them?! As a mother of boys – I am already planning the pictures that I want with them on their wedding day! And a dance.

OH MY! SO SWEET!!

Make sure to check in tomorrow – you’ll see the rest of this LOVELY day!

JILL & BOB – 7.1.2017 – PART TWO

Filed under: lifestyle,love,marry me,wedding — admin at 11:04 am on Thursday, August 24, 2017

The ceremony …

I LOVE those shots – FINALLY – married!

The groom’s mom and his new wife – the two most important women in his life!

This was the FIRST time for a shot of the ENTIRE GUEST LIST!

Is that not one of the most BEAUTIFUL wedding dresses you have EVER SEEN!

WARNING – when small children are at your wedding – I will take LOTS of pictures of them!

Jill & Bob – thank you SO MUCH for asking me to spend the day with you and record this BEAUTIFUL chapter of your life!

JILL & BOB – 7.1.2017

Filed under: lifestyle,love,marry me,wedding — admin at 11:14 am on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Jill & Bob aren’t from this area – but when they asked around – my name came up for weddings!

Jill was one of THE most organized brides I’ve ever worked with! And while things rarely go as planned – it’s great to HAVE a plan!

Seemingly unimportant details. My favorite kind!

That shadow outside the door – that’s Bob – waiting to see his wife for their first look!

He could NOT keep his eyes off her!

GORGEOUS! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS !

Their little flower girl!

Bobby LOVES his guns! Jill had asked me if I was comfortable taking some photos with guns – NOT loaded – of course!

We checked and double checked and triple checked – NOT loaded!

LOVE THAT ONE!

to be continued …

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