I had the privilege to photograph this intimate wedding in a cute Presbyterian chapel on a beautiful day in February. The day began gloomy, but as the ceremony approached, the gray clouds parted and we had beautiful weather for some outdoor shots of the happy couple in the church memorial gardens. It was a sweet ceremony with the couple’s children acting as their attendants. Close family and friends came to witness this beautiful profession of love and I was a fly on the wall, capturing all the beautiful moments the day held. To view more photos, click here.
I always encourage my engaged couples to take first look pictures, because it is the most precious time that a couple can have and I can capture without any pressure of the wedding day. It is a stress-free time to just be. Isn’t that the whole point of the wedding day? To be with one another? What better way to kick-start the actual wedding event by taking a quiet moment to see one another and relish that special day? To read more about it and see another couple’s first look pictures, click here.
Liz and Mick loved the idea of seeing one another before the ceremony and it was an amazing setting to capture the first time they saw one another on their wedding day. After the first look and an intimate moment together, I jumped back in and we took their formal portraits. To view more of their images, visit the Facebook album by clicking here.
I adore this dress! The blue sash, the tulle, the lace. I just love it! And Kayla’s piercing eyes make the dress sparkle even more. The dress is a genuine vintage bridal gown from the 1940’s- 1950’s. A couple of adjustments have been made to it, but it is a beautiful piece that I just loved working with for this shoot! Enjoy these images and head over here if you would like to see a couple more. Thank you to Costumes by Camille for the dress and Kayla for your willingness to jump into a hole with a wasps nest!
Today I celebrate 7 wonderful years of marriage to my best friend! We were married here in Lakeland in the church we still attend. It was a wonderful and an emotional day. I was only 21 years old, and it was the best decision I ever made! My husband still is my best friend and now he is a wonderful father to our two beautiful children.
In honor of this day, here are a couple of images from my wedding. The pictures were taken by my friend, Nicole Abong, who specializes in photo journalistic photography. Of course, at that time everything was film, so all of these images are SOC.
The pastor is still our pastor to this day!