Sunny + Roger Married


It was the first time in Austin for me. Went there at the end of August, and it was hot. Like, really hot. I remember kneeling on the asphalt in the middle of the road for the bridal party photos and felt the floor burning and my knees melting. Like really hot. But that's the beauty of photos, you don't remember that when you look back. You just see the great moments. 

Here's the day in Sunny's words: 

The day of the wedding was so great-I wish I could remember every single detail of the entire day and stick it in my pocket.  Someone told me to just let everything go on the day of and just enjoy yourself, which I think was probably the best advice I could've gotten. I loved having all of our friends and family together and just tried to take everything in and not sweat the small things. I just remember feeling super relaxed, humbled by the fact that people came to see us get married! and in awe of the fact that everything about the day was happening after so many months of planning,  Everything that I had envisioned about the wedding was actually happening! We had tons of help from our community of family and friends- so we were so thankful for them and the amount of time and energy they put in.  

Candice + Paul Engaged

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I wanted to share a story that Candice and Paul told me during out shoot that has become one of the most endearing stories, but a little background first. I've known Candice since she was in middle school, and for her to be getting married is surreal to me. I can't believe she's grown up so much but at the same time still the same person I remember that always hung out around me and her cousins. 

"One time Paul and I were fighting in his car and I was so upset. We both sat there for a few minutes not saying anything to each other. I was looking out the window huffing and puffing, waiting for him to say something. I couldn't take it any more and yelled, 'Aren't you going to say something? See, you never say anything. You're always so quiet!'

After a few moments Paul looked at me, put his hand on mine, and asked in a soft voice, 'Do you want to get Maggie Moo's?' He knew that I loved ice cream and I couldn't say no. So even though I was so angry, I muttered under my breath, 'yes'"

"It works every time. It's my secret weapon when we fight."

And in that, my dear friends, is a very important lesson: If food is the way to your lover's heart, pave out a highway and give them whatever they want.

 

Florence + K-Ming Married

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It was well into the reception, or better yet, the dance-a-thon, when K-Ming asked for the microphone and started singing: 

"If you wanna go and take a ride wit me
We three-wheelin in the fo' with the gold D's
Oh why do I live this way?"

And then he proceeded with great abandon to rap the rest of the song, word for word. No one knew where this came from but we were all happy it arrived. Florence loved every minute of it. That's love. 

Chrissa + Sam Married

It's been too long since I've written on here, and I'm sorry for that.  As I recommit to updating more, I still have some weddings from last year I want to share, so I'll be posting some of them from time to time.

First up is Chrissa & Sam's wedding in Williamsburg. Their venue was so great that Becky and I went to look at the space for our own reception. It was a cold and windy November night, and I love the shawl that Chrissa had on while we took photos. It was so practical for the weather, and at the same time beautiful. 

So much of their personality and passions were infused into the wedding, from the amazing food to Sam's friends as the in house band. The highlight of the night was seeing Sam play drums with the band.  During the reception, he was their number one fan singing along and dancing to all of their songs. But after enough people asked him to play, Sam got behind the drums and let it loose. Chrissa, all the while looked on, loving the fact that her husband is an amazing drummer. 

Angeline + Brett Married

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The sun shined through just right in Mount Vernon that day when we took portraits for Angeline and Brett.  The timeless monuments and statues glistened in the sun.  The reception was held in the Belvedere, another staple of timelessness and elegance of Baltimore. From the table settings, to the chandelier, and even the iconic photograph from the third floor window we followed in the footsteps of the countless parties and events in that hotel and made it our own. 

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