Thursday, June 10, 2010

Amanda + Mike= Wedding :)

Last weekend, I traveled down to Rockingham, NC to shoot my very first wedding (!) for Mike and Amanda. I had never met them before, and really didn't quite know what to expect... BUT I had a great time and am so blessed that they allowed me to shoot their wedding!

They had these cute little wedding activity books made out for all of the kiddos! I thought it was a great idea.
A few detail shots: The bouquet. Did I mention that their colors were blue and purple? It was truly a day of firsts for me on many levels!

A friend of Amanda's made this box for her to go on her gift table.

The head table was adorned with this little guy!

Mike and Amanda's last name begins with K and they had their and all of their 6! kids' names on this K. I haven't seen that before and really liked it.
The bride getting ready:

I was able to get several fun shots with mirrors and really liked this one:

Amanda's daughter: watching her mom get ready as someone else was working on her hair. Look at those lashes! I'm jealous.

I like how you can just guess what her expression is here:

This one is priceless! This is the Matron of Honor. And that is a feather hairpiece she is trying to put in her hair... Eventually they compromised by wearing it like a boutonniere.

Amanda had such a great smile! Love it!

I was able to grab a few shots of the bride during the busy day!

Sweet ceremony moment.
P.S. The ceremony and the reception were in an older church with no windows, horrible light and dark wood paneling. I've never shot somewhere like that before and honestly, it was like my worst nightmare! Hah! So, hence the shadows being cast in this picture. I will definitely have to do more practice/research before shooting an indoor wedding again...

Such a sweet picture! This is one of Mike's sons holding Mike and Amanda's little boy during the ceremony. He actually drove him down the aisle in a little white wicker buggy. Possible the cutest thing I've seen in a long long time! But seriously, how sweet is this older sibling! It was evident how everyone in the family loved and cared for each other.

I think she got a little bored!

Again the shadows... but I love this sweet impromptu moment between the newlyweds as they were waiting for everyone to take pics.

First dance sweetness.

Did I mention this was a casual affair? Well, it most definitely was! Shortly after eating, I went to grab the newlyweds for a few portraits outdoors where I was more comfortable shooting and lo and behold... Mike had already changed out of his tux! So, Amanda promptly told him to go get dressed again and here she is helping him with his accessories. I love these next two! Especially Amanda's smile. I'm not sure she stopped smiling at all the entire day!

Once again, I am so jealous of those lashes!

And here is what happens when a baby gets cake! Hah!

The End! Mike and Amanda- thank you so much for letting me photograph your wedding! I had a blast... hope you like your pictures!

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