Last weekend we shot Haley and Erics wedding. At the beginning of they day we were watching our weather every second thinking it might storm. With Ben and my luck this year it was going to rain for the ceremony. Turns out it did not rain and it was absolutely beautiful.
Its not often that we have a bride that wants to have the first look as she is walking down the isle with all of their friends and family watching. I always look forward to this because it is so emotional and special to share that moment with everyone. One of the special moments of the day was during the ceremony one of the ring doggie cuddled up in the train of Haley's dress.
Everyone even the little fur babies were included in their wedding.
What a great day! All day we were crossing our fingers that all our photos could be outside and we lucked out. We were able to drive out to Black Leg Ranches old homestead to take our couple photos. In the distance we could hear deep thunder rolling in and we made sure to get back just in time. As Aimee was walking down the aisle the rain came down and we were so cozy in the main barn. It was so intimate and sweet. It was a perfect evening.
This past weekend we had so much fun with Rylie and Rory. All week we were watching the weather and crossing our fingers for it not to rain. Friday evening they decided to take their chances and get set up in Rylies Grandpas back yard to keep the tradition of family weddings at his home. Driving up there were so many beautiful trees. Later we found out that every tree planted in the yard was planted when a new member of the family was born. My favorite part of the day was right before the first kiss it started poring rain. This amazing bride and groom stood under that great big tree, embraced the rain and gave each other the most beautiful romantic rain kiss..... it was epic.
When Sarah asked if we would go out to her families old coal mine way out of town I thought for sure we were going to get murdered. But curiosity prevailed and we agreed to travel up north for their engagement session. Long story short we are both still alive and have some awesome photos to show for it. Ryan and Sarah you guys were so natural in front of the camera you made our jobs easy. We loved that you brought Scout along he was such a good boy. My favorite part was when your dad found a huge Bull snake right under where Ben was just shooting from. If it were me I would have freaked.
Congratulations you guys and we cant wait to celebrate your wedding.
We were so exited to take you both to Dillons (our sons) favorite spot. The long golf cart ride was worth the location because man did we have some pretty light to work with. My favorite part of this shoot was when we were all done and we got the golf cart stuck and Lexi had to drive it out with us pushing it. My second favorite part is when we got James to take his boots off for the water shots. James you are such a good sport those photos are some of my faves.
Everything was perfect on your wedding day. It was so funny finding out all the different ways we were connected to your families. From me lifeguarding with your sister to Ben working with your mom years ago we felt like part of the family.
My favorite part of this day was Mikes reaction to you when he turned for the first look. As he turned around he covered his mouth and exclaimed “HOLY MOSES!”
During the dance Ben made best friends with the cutest little boy that wanted to see all the photos that Ben was taking it was just so cute.
What a wedding!
Carissa you were absolutely stunning in your wedding dress and I think one of my favorite parts of the day was Jons reaction when he turned around and saw you for the first time. He was absolutely blown away! We lucked out so much with the weather. I am so glad that you guys wanted to take your photos out side. Meeting at the waters edge was just so romantic ……. there were even ducks!
There were so many funny moments of this day its hard to pick just one. I absolutely loved all the speeches at the reception hearing stories about Jon as a kid was just hilarious. Your mother certainly had her hands full with you two boys and now poor Carissa does too.
Lets go on a date. Lets take some time for you and me to smile and laugh. Lets watch the sun and make a fire. Let me pass you wine and tell you I love you.
You guys are amazing! It is so much fun when we get couples who share our love for adventure and the great out doors. There were so many special little moments during this amazing day I don't even know where to start let alone pick a favorite. There are very few weddings that we shoot where the grooms first look at his bride is during the ceremony. My heart just exploded when I saw Miguels reaction to Kelsie walking toward him. The love between you both is just amazing. Another wonderful moment was after Kelsies dads speech a familiar voice started singing over the speakers. Kelsies late grandfather was singing “You are my Sunshine”. It was one of the most touching moments I have ever experienced.
Congratulations to you both and cheers to your many adventures ahead.
Congratulations you two! What a beautiful wedding oh my gosh. Seriously the trees, decor, flowers, dresses…. everything was just perfect. One of the moments that I loved was the father daughter dance. They started out with a normal ol loving dance and scratched into a Johnny Cash classic! When Johnny started singing the look on your dads face was just amazing.
Congratulations Ryan and Tabs!
We have the pleasure of documenting weddings all over the Midwest. This blog is a fun sneak peek for those brides and grooms.