Archive for January, 2013

Yay, another wedding blog post. I feel like I’m on a roll (sorta). I am still behind but at least I’m posting, hehe. I have 9 more to go. Andrew and Whitney tied the knot last March. Whitney is not only a gorgeous and sweet bride, she has become my friend. She was also cheering me on to quit my job last year because she believed in me. That meant so much because I felt like the day would never come. I would always get sweet little emails from her saying, “So when are you going to quit that job of yours to go full time photography?” She was one of the first people I texted when I put in my two weeks in November! So enough about me, lets talk about her and Andrew! They did the whole she-bang…engagements, bridal, and the wedding. Everything was just perfect. Whitney and Andrew are so laid back and easy going and most of all lots of fun! They tied the knot at the beautiful Camp Loughridge and had their reception immediately after in their big grand hall. Her flowers and center pieces were done up by the amazing French Bouquet. Whitney and her bridesmaid had their hair done by the talented Anna Zaferis. They both wanted a first look, it was so special. You can definitely tell by their smiles how in love they are. I wish them many many years of marriage and happiness!

My best friend’s wedding…sounds like a movie title to me, hehe. My best friend of 23 years married her soul mate last March (yes, I know it only took me almost a year to blog it, I’m workin on that….new years resolution). Ryan and I traveled down to “da boot” (Louisiana) to capture it all. We got there a few days before the wedding to help with all details and setting up. We made the candy bar all ourselves, she purchased her flower’s from Sam’s Club (which were gorgeous), poofed white tissue paper balls for the tent, her family made the food (cajun inspired), the guys set up the big white tent, and her friends mom made her cakes. Amanda is such a DIY kind of girl, and she blew me away with all her creative ideas. She has never ceased to amaze me. That is probably why we are best friends. Well first I was her maid of honor, so I did not photograph the getting ready photos, the ceremony, and the bridal party pics so we left that up to Ryan but I did the details, her and her husband’s photos, and her bridals of course. It was just a little task for him….hehe. He is my second shooter and always does an outstanding job. So giving him the lead did not worry me a bit. He did an amazing job! I’m so happy that he agreed to do it….because the minute Amanda walked down the aisle, I about lost it. I was so overwhelmed with joy for her and remembering back when we were little girls saying we were going to be in each others weddings, hit me (and now its hitting me again…I’m trying not to cry, haha). Meeting when were just 5 years old we became best friends and inseparable. Her father received a job transfer to Louisiana and she had to move when we were just 10. I don’t think I was ever that heartbroken. My sister was moving. We called and visited each other and always somehow made a way to see each other or talk on the phone all these years. Now here we are almost 28 years old, married and she has the cutest little boy. We will always be the bestest of friends. SO back to the wedding. It was beautiful! After the ceremony Adrian her husband came up to me and said, “you about lost it didn’t you?”  I said, “how could you tell?” (sarcastically) “Because your eyes were full of tears, hahahah”!  I just laughed. My best friend is getting married and I couldn’t be happier! So needless to say I couldn’t have been more honored to be a part of their day and even more excited that Ryan and I captured it. Adrian is the sweetest guy and I’m so happy they found each other. They are the prefect match. The photos I’m sharing are from the rehearsal dinner and the day of…..get ready there is a lot =) Also, this is how we are true best friends. Her and I wore the same dress on our wedding days =) It was so funny when she texted me and said, “I found my dress, its everything I wanted, its perfect!” I laughed and said, “Well duh, thats the dress I wore when I got married!” Yep, great minds think alike. I love that girl so much.

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This might be a first…..bride cleaning the kitchen in her wedding dress. Priceless.

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Morning after…

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23 years later =)