If perfection existed this day would be it. The November sun kissed our skin and distracted from the nipping cold air. With 18 best friends by their side the celebrating began early as these two prepared to become husband and wife.
When I used to hear the words fraternity I immediately thought back to my own experiences of wild nights and questionable decisions. Don’t get me wrong I have some great stories from the few frat parties I attended, but nonetheless they are stored in the “party and rebellious phase” folder. After witnessing Tara and Dylan’s wedding day, I can honestly say my entire outlook on fraternities has changed. I never thought I would see practically an ENTIRE FRATERNITY not only show up to a fellow brother’s wedding, but be ECSTATIC to be there. Hugs, tears, and of course friendly banter filled the night.
The support and love for Tara and Dylan was overwhelming. While there are always special moments at weddings, for some reason this one seemed to be filled to the brim with them. I found myself misty eyed most of the day and absolutely bawling during the anniversary dance seeing how many married couples Tara and Dylan have to look up to. And that final moment where they were hugged by Dylan’s grandparents and great aunt and uncle who have been married for 55 years? I’m surprised I got the shot ‘cause I was a blubbering mess.
Getting to know Tara and Dylan and being a part of their journey has been one of the highlights of my year. I cannot wait to watch these two do life together as Mr. and Mrs. Heyne!
Venue: The Kelley Farm
Photographer: Agostina DiMartino
Second Photographer: Sarah Gonia
Florist: Krista Franklin
Calligraphy: Katie Jobe
Hair: Kaycie Juergens
Makeup: Danielle Nichols
Music: DJ Daron
Day of Coordinator: Lily Garoutte
These two joined their lives together officially a couple weeks ago and I caught my cheeks hurting from smiling so hard several times as I revisited their day. Simplistic, laid-back, and unconditionally devoted perfectly describes Amy and Ryan’s relationship and it was an honor to capture their kind of love. As more and more couple do, Amy and Ryan chose to share private letters to one another during a first look. It’s such an intimate, everything is frozen in time, romantic moment that I am beyond honored to be allowed to witness and capture. After their beautiful words were spoken to one another we adventured around, dodging rain drops and utilizing the venue’s beautiful surroundings to create some magical portraits. With a short and sweet ceremony, before too long we were all celebrating the newly married Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds! Delicious street tacos and burritos, heartfelt and tear jerking speeches, abundant amounts of laughter and hugs, and of course some awesome dance moves finished off the night!
Thank you Amy and Ryan for allowing us all to stand as witnesses of your love and union! Congratulations on finally being newlyweds!
Second Photographer: Ike Haines
Venue: Bellingham Ferry Terminal
Caterer: Taco’s El Tule
Florist: Ellie Schmidt
Hair: Desirae Rye
Makeup: Timaree Rae
DJ: Ron Funderburk
Day of Coordinator: Lisa Vaughn
Officiant: Pamela Englett
I found myself again saying, “I’m not going to overshare this session because I want them to be SHOOK when they open they’re gallery.” Well, here we are on the blog instead of the single Facebook sneak peek.
BUT I JUST COULDN’T HELP MYSELF.
Because just look at these TWO.
Giani and Jack I’m making a paper ring countdown to your July wedding after yesterday’s magic.
Got to spend the evening with another amazing couple from my associate program with Caitlyn Nikula last night! When we first started this we both had reservations and weren’t sure exactly how it would all work, but I have to say it’s been fantastic! Emma and Theo booked us for their September wedding and due to Theo still living overseas we had to wait for their engagement session. And even though their wedding is a only few weeks away I’m so glad we still met and captured those pre wedding emotions!
Can’t wait for your big day Emma + Theo!
You know what is so great about owning your own business?!
You get to make all the rules! (Well, most of the time anyways!) And since I tend to be kind of a rule breaker this aspect of being an entrepreneur works out perfectly for me!
Today’s broken rule…. Sharing WAY TOO MANY images for a sneak peek. Because yesterday’s session has me swooning and because I’m the rule maker/breaker remember?
So without further ado – a look into the Bursch family!