This wedding possibly was the scariest one I’ve ever photographed, but incredibly beautiful at the same time. I was standing on top of Petit Jean Mountain, trying to maintain my footing on the huge rocks, and shoot at the same time. I kept thinking about how far I would fall if I lost my balance. Luckily, I made it without falling off. In trade for climbing around on the rocks I got to witness a great ceremony with a wonderful view. It was worth it.
I had a great time with Nathan, Amber and their families. Tera, Amber’s cousin is a previous client of ours and I got to see her again, which is alway great. This time was made even better by getting to see Mark as well, Tera’s husband. He’d been in Iraq for quite some time and I’d not seen him since his wedding.
I hope Amber and Nathan are enjoying the honeymoon. I couldn’t talk them into taking me with them. I tried though.
Now, some photographs…
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Preston and Charisse seemed like they’d already been married for years when we first met them. Watching the way they interacted, you got the feeling that both of them were totally comfortable with one another and they played off each other’s strengths. It was very apparent that we were going to have a great time when the wedding day rolled around, and I wasn’t disappointed.
It was a day of firsts for us.
1. First time to shoot in Wynne, Arkansas.
2. First time to finish the wedding day while Trisha and I both wore shorts. (we were in a wheat field and it was hot)
3. First time to have the brake lights go out on our car while we were on the road. (that wasn’t too fun)
Charisse brought two dresses with her for her bridal portraits, because she wanted some non-traditional portraits in locations that she really didn’t care to wear her actual wedding dress. So, here are a few of her bridal portraits and a couple from their engagement session.
Preston’s groomsmen gave him one of the funniest gifts I’ve seen in a long time… possibly ever. A wedding night survival pack of sorts.
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It’s kind of rare that we find ourselves shooting locally. Normally we’re all over the place, from Colorado Springs to Gatlinburg, TN, to Houston, TX, to Quincy, IL. So this was really a treat to shoot right in our own back yard. Logan and Shannon had a very intimate ceremony at her aunt’s home here in town…. and what an awesome home it is. The reception was held at Big Creek Country Club, which always provides beautiful light for photographs. All in all, Trisha and I could not have asked for a more gorgeous day.
We were given lots of freedom to shoot whatever we wanted and as such, ended up with some great stuff. Here are a few of our favorites from the day.
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I recently ran into a client (friend), from last year, at a wedding in Tulsa and we got to talking about her bridal portraits. She asked if I could put her gallery back up … which wasn’t a problem… but while looking at her photos, I decided I would put a few of them up on the blog again. These were shot at Woodward Park in Tulsa, OK and the grounds surrounding the park.
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I fell in love with this girl the very first time I spoke with her on the phone. She and I laughed more than we talked. Then when I met Josh on the day of the wedding, I realized that they were a perfect match. The entire day that Trisha and I spent with them was filled with laughter. Their wedding party were right there with them, laughing and enjoying the wedding day. With both of these guys being pastors, and being as open and genuine as they are, I know they will have a great impact on their congregations. I know they had an impact on us.
Here are some of our favorite photos from the day. I loved that instead of driving away, they walked from the church to their home just a block away.
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