I had the awesome opportunity to photograph another dear friend's wedding. Ashleigh and John are seriously one of the cutest couples I've ever seen. I love photographing them because, not only are they beautiful, but their love truly just shines all around them. I love seeing them interact. It's as if there's no one else but just the two of them. As a "spectator", you can almost feel the passion. I just know they're one of those classic love stories, but without the dramatic conflict that always goes on in the movies. I can totally see them 50 years from now still holding hands and excited to see each other everyday. Thank you Ashleigh and John for letting me be a part of your big day.
Sammye and Syd getting a little emotional watching Cindy do Ash's make-up.
A little detail. Ashleigh wore her Grandma's necklace around her wrist. Isn't it beautiful?
This is just after they first saw each other. This is with no prompting from me. I just snap away during the first meeting and never give any direction. Well, except to tell the groom to turn around :)
The GRASSHOPPER FIASCO- So, the below picture shows the little break we had to take from pictures. Seems a certain little grasshopper found a cozy home in Ash's wedding dress. This may be the most hilarious thing I've witnessed on a wedding day. But it doesn't stop here. Keep in mind we did all the posed pictures before the ceremony. That night, way into the reception, when Ashleigh was changing out of her dress, another little grasshopper jumped out of her dress! The little guy had been there throughout the entire ceremony and most of the reception! Hey, grasshoppers have to party too!
Yeah...they were lots of fun!
I know everyone looks so tiny in the next picture and you can't really see their faces, but there's something i just love.
Look how stylin they are! I have 3 favorite parts of this picture....the guy on the left (sorry....we all know I am terrible with names), the ring bearer, and the superstar lady on the right. Yeah...they rock.
One of my favorite things to photograph are full body laughs. You know, when you laugh so hard you just throw your whole body into it. Nothing shows someone's personality more. Nothing makes me smile more when someone can let loose and just throw that laugh out there. Some people rarely do this and some people do this all the time.
Okay...it just wouldn't be right if I talked about the reception and didn't show pictures of the greatest dancers. I so love sitting back and watching people dance at wedding receptions. It always surprises me how well everyone can dance. Every once in a while, you'll see me break loose a little hip action. Most of the time I am watching wishing someone could teach me how to dance like that! Well, at this particular wedding, it was the kiddos who really got me. The first little girl could really get down. She was dancing to "Low" by Flo Rida. You know "Shawty had them apple bottom jeans, boots with the fur. The whole club was lookin at her. She hit the flo. Next thing you know, shawty got low low low low low low low low." Ha...you can thank me for having that in your head the rest of the day! Anywho...can you guess what part she was dancin to here? The next dancing picture is of the ring bearer. Sorry for the crappy picture. It really doesn't do him justice. He was break-dancing here. I was so excited trying to capture it and it didn't work out so well. It kinda just looks like he fell. lol. I promise he was getting down!
And last but not least...a shout out to my AOII girls. Ha...Natalie looks like she's not sure about this whole chant thing. What you can't see is her cute little belly that I get to photograph next month! Anywho...the picture after that is of all us girls. I'm the one who looks like she's been run over and been sweating all day. I NEVER look good by the end of weddings. I don't know how some photogs do it. Please...give me your secrets. Anywho...most of these girls I hadn't seen in years. It's funny how you don't realize how much you miss someone until you're around them. We always had so much fun together. I love and miss you girls!!!!