I can’t believe I get to do what I do. And my couples just confirm for me that I’m definitely living in a dream. Megan & James’ wedding will be one I definitely never forget! There wasn’t any one big thing that stood out to me, just a lot of little things. Like how giddy she was all day getting ready and how excited all her girls were; how nervous he looked when waiting for her down the aisle, but instantly eased the moment she saw her; megan’s dad writing a song for their dance together, to be performed by a friend; seeing how proud James’ mom was during their dance together; listening to God-glorifying toasts that honored the heritage of both sets of parents. I mean, a lot of this is seen at other weddings, but something about this wedding just stood out in my mind. Maybe it was because I cried during some of these things, I don’t know. But either way, it was just beautiful.
I knew I was going to have a great shooting day with Megan and James when their 10-minute engagement session was a huge success. Yes, 10 minutes. It was probably 100 degrees outside and I was 9 months preggers. None of us wanted to be outside for more than 10 min, so we shot a few and called it a day. When I ended up with more than enough photos from that session, I knew their wedding day (when I would have more than 10 minutes with them) would be a success. Yeah, I couldn’t stop taking pictures of them. Seriously. And you’re going to feel the brunt of that as you look through the photos in this post. I am just so thankful I got to be a part of this glorious day and feel truly honored that I was a witness in their union. Congrats, Megan & James!!
Big thanks to my dear friend, Kristen Ebsen, for helping me for the day. Love you, sweet friend!!
Check out their slideshow HERE.
The waist band on Megan’s dress was taken from her mom’s wedding dress. Precious.
Sometimes the dad’s first look is almost as sweet as the groom’s….
Normally, as a photographer, you avoid the kind of direct sunlight in the photos below. But for this setting, I found it absolutely perfect. I actually love the shadows on the faces!
I could not get enough of this flower girl!!
Making the girls off-road it to the back of this industrial building had me saying a few times, “Trust me on this one! It’ll be worth it!” I love finding crappy walls to photograph.
Seriously…Can’t. Stop. Shooting. Her.
James’ dad performed the ceremony. I look forward to the day when (hopefully) Matthew will be performing our kids’ ceremony!
Probably one of the prettiest wedding cakes I have ever seen!! Well done, Sugar Realm!
M&J hired a calligrapher to copy down notes written by guests onto a canvas. It’s reasons like this I wish I could plan my wedding all over again and steal amazing ideas like this!
If you’ve made it this far, congratulations – sorry you had to look at so many. I just had too many I wanted to share.
Ceremony: Montgomery Community Church
Reception: Music Hall
Videographer: Studio Z Films
Flowers: Robin Wood
Cake: Sugar Realm
Calligraphy: Marlene Steele
Wedding Coordinator: iDo Weddings & Events