We had been waiting for this day for such a long time! When we first spoke to Alicia and Nick, we were unavailable for their wedding day. They worked with us and changed their wedding date so that we could be there to photograph them on the most important day of their lives. That means so much to us, and words cannot expressed how blessed we are to know these two! It has been nearly an entire year since their Christmas-themed engagement session, so we were so excited to get our cameras on them again!
I seem to be notorious for getting into a groove with my obsessions. For a few weeks at a time, I’m completely absorbed by my latest extra-curricular activities. Then I’ll find something else and move on. It’s hard to play favorites, but I seem to have so many! They change all the time, though, so I like to call them my “right now” favorites. Continue reading to learn about a few of mine this month!
I can’t think of a better way to start off a Thursday. I have been SO excited to share this Miami yacht wedding! Essence and Jamal were amazing clients, but more than that, they turned out to be such good friends! Ed and I could hang out with them all the time, and while we were in Miami, that’s exactly what we did!
When Olivia and I were planning her engagement session, she went back and forth on outfit options. I usually recommend one dressy outfit and one casual outfit for our AHP couples, to give them some diversity in their images. But when Olivia said, “we love dressing up and we’re just not casual people,” I knew dressy was the way to go for both outfits! Above all, we want our images to represent our couples, so letting them be them was a priority!
We recently spent an amazing four days in Miami with an awesome couple. One thing we love about destination weddings (other than traveling to new locations!) is getting to spend a little extra time with the bride and groom. We always include rehearsal coverage for our destination weddings. We’re already there, and we figure the more photos the better!
Our middle daughter is 18 today. You’d think that taking her Senior photos and preparing for college would have gotten me used to this idea by now, but no such luck. It’s managed to sneak up on me anyway. So, Helen, as your mother on your 18th birthday, and before you leave us for new experiences and adventures, I have some words of wisdom for you.
Jordanna and Justin had a very emotional wedding, and that’s what made it such a perfect day! Their friends and family came to watch them declare their love for each other, and to celebrate with them afterwards. Jordanna’s father passed away last year, so she had her two brothers walk her down the isle instead. She carried her dad’s portrait on her flowers, so he was close to her all day. Later, at the reception, instead of a father-daughter dance, she did a very tender brothers-sister dance. There wasn’t a dry eye in the building (just wait until you see the photos)! And that’s what wedding are all about – celebrating the ones you love, even if they can’t be there.
It’s been quite a long time since we first met with Erica, so we were so excited to get to see her again, and meet Logan, for their engagement shoot! Erica is the sweetest thing, and we loved her right away! When she told me she would be wearing a long, RED dress for her engagement photos, I jumped up and down with delight. No, really. I did! Just wait until you see how their photos turned out!
Invitations are a super important part of the wedding day. Not only do they give out all the pertinent details and make the celebration “official,” but they set the tone for the entire wedding. Remember, the save the dates and invitations are the first taste of your wedding style that your guests will see! You want to make sure that your guests’ first glimpse of your wedding is one that will stick with them and make the right impression. With that in mind, I’ve put together a few mood boards with different styles to show how your wedding invitations might coordinate with your entire wedding look!
This wedding already has such a special place in our hearts! The day was completely beautiful, from the preparation details to the huge magnolia garland curtain. But the one thing that most made the day so wonderful was the unique, AWESOME way that these two love! Laura and Evan are so in love, and you will soon see proof of that – it’s impossible to miss. They put so much of themselves into their wedding, and that is what makes it an immediate favorite! It was a day full of heart, beauty, and personality!