This lovely couple received a gift card for a session from their daughter-in-law a couple Christmas’ ago and it took us this long to finally get together! It was well worth the wait tho. I love photographing couples but photographing couples who have been married for more that a couple years is not something I do often. I really want to change that! Sharon, Steve, and I had so much fun together and because their love, although just as strong, isn’t as new, it’s a completely different kind of fun that I don’t get while photographing other portrait sessions. I love all sorts of fun!
When I thought about Jessica & Austin, I pictured the young couple who’s engagement session I photographed back in August. So carefree; their love was so fresh and clean. But on their wedding day there was a maturity about them. Both were excited about their wedding but, at the same time, so ready to be married and to start their life together. Well congrats Jessica & Austin! You’re married and your new life has begun!
Austin is not one to get excited, at least not in front of my camera, but you can tell he’s trying really hard to keep it to himself. Sorry Austin, I caught it! THIS is why I love First Looks!
Videography | Tommy Powell, friend of the groom
Florals | Wood’s Florist
Cake | Wendy Powell, friend of the groom
Invitations | Austin Chapman, groom
Dress | David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses | David’s Bridal
Groom Attire | Men’s Wearhouse
Decor | Celebrations of Murray
This family and I have been trying to get together since this little guy was 9 months old. Now look at him! Two years old and already a heartbreaker in the making! What an adorable family… I can’t wait to work with them again!
Sweetest little flower girl I’ve ever worked with!
Ninoska & Nicholas chose not to see each other before the ceremony, and even though I love love love First Looks, as long as I get photos like these I’m a happy photographer!
Nicholas singing to his bride… OMG the tears!!!
This party? So much fun! Boy, it was smoldering out there but they stuck with me and got some great images!
Work it, boys!
Ninoska & Nicholas, Thank you SO much for the honor of capturing your wedding day. It was the best time ever!!
Because this wedding is so chalk full of details and loveliness, it won’t fit into just one blog post!
During their engagement session, I felt the love of Christ in them. But as friends and family surrounded them on their wedding day, it was practically bursting from them. We started our day grabbing shots of reception details at the South Guthrie Community Center, which was decorated in burlap gorgeousness. After, we joined the girls at Spring Creek Campground for getting ready pictures and included was a hike to a waterfall for pictures. I only wish we had more time there! We then met everyone else at the Port Royal State Park, Trail of Tears for the ceremony. It’s not uncommon for me to tear up during a ceremony but this one produced flowing tears that wouldn’t stop. Nicholas sang to Ninoska, they took communion, and their three spiritual advisors prayed over them. There wasn’t a dry eye on the trail! The reception followed with great food, delicious cake, and fun music and dancing. But first, photos of the day leading up to the ceremony!
SO MANY do it yourself touches! Most every detail was done by hand!
The South Guthrie Community Center was once an old school house. Look at all the character!
The cabin at the creek where the back deck looked out over the water. LOVE.
Even though it was only the beginning of May, it was a HOT day but the girls wanted nothing more than to hike up to the waterfall. I wasn’t going to be one to disappoint ;)
Again, it was a HOT day but Nicholas was such a stud!
Stay tuned for part 2, coming next!