May Wedding - 06/26/21
Happy Sunday and welcome back to another end of the week blog post. This Sunday I'll be sharing about Allison and Wes' wedding yesterday! It was a long awaited wedding, my friendship with Allison goes back many years, and I did their engagement photos and family photos throughout the past few years leading up to this day! Kaity and I were happy to have a part in a gorgeous day capturing the love between these two.
"May" The Love Be With You
Yesterday my two friends and the parents of my amazing little god daughters got married! The wedding scene is finally up and running again since so much uncertainty involving Covid, and Kaity and I have been blessed to capture multiple weddings this month. It is so nice to see families gathering and sharing love again! Allison and Wes' family and friends were so involved throughout the entire wedding, and helped out to ensure the day was beautiful and exactly what they had imagined. Their venue was gorgeous, and even though I had done some prom photos there in the past this was my first time capturing a wedding there. I was so impressed with how spacious the entire place was and the natural light that we had to work with. We got photos of both the bride and groom getting ready and then did a first look with Allison and her father right before the ceremony. They have such a close relationship and it was nice to capture their bond throughout the day!
They had a late afternoon ceremony, and although it was hot outside the sun was shining and it was a beautiful day with gorgeous mountain views behind them as they said their vows that they had written to each other. They also planted a family garden as their unity symbol, which was a unique idea I had never seen before. Allison and Wes both planted their pieces in the garden and then their 3 daughters came up to incorporate theirs. Allison and Wes both incorporated their love for Star Wars into both the ceremony and reception, which I thought was such a sweet connection between them and showcased their relationship so well!
The Barn at Kline's Mill has so many different beautiful areas to it, so we were able to do their portraits in a few different locations to give them variety and show off their beautiful venue in their photos! Their bridal party was up for all of our portrait ideas, and I believe one of my favorite shots that I got was on where Allison and her bridesmaids framed Wes' face with their bouquets and had everyone laughing! They had a cocktail hour set up for their guests while we took the time to make sure they had portraits that they will cherish forever! Taking portraits with 3 young girls is also not an easy task, but their daughters did such a great job withstanding the heat - although we had a few breaks for them to enjoy their sweet tea!
Their reception was so lively, their DJ Troy with EventXTC had an extraordinary set up including a light that projected onto the floor with their names and wedding date which I thought was such a cute small detail that was included! They also had a photo booth set up that Kaity and I made sure to stop by before we left to get some behind the scenes photos of us. Allison and her father also had an extremely cool father-daughter dance towards the end of the evening. They did your typical slow dance to a beautiful song, but then whipped out some matching white sunglasses and went crazy on the dance floor dancing to Sweet Child O' Mine. After that awesome performance from them the DJ opened the dance floor up to everyone and the party began!
Thank you so much again to Allison and Wes for having us yesterday and letting us share in your beautiful day. I am so happy for the two of you and cannot wait to see your lives grow together as a family!
Today Kaity and I have our senior ambassador meet and greet, so we have to switch gears to get ready for a session with 6 beautiful seniors that will be amazing representatives of my business throughout this school year. Next weeks blog post will be all about the fun we have and the photos we take today!
Have a great week everyone!