kayla & newton are one of those couples that make everyone believe in soul mates. they are undeniably absolutely perfect for each other; a fact that is clear the second you meet them. their connection is a deep confidence that they are meant to share life together. from shared moments of reflection and unexpected tears of joy to moments of goofiness and laughter, matt and i could not have asked for a more beautiful couple to capture.
the morning started as many of my saturday mornings do- surrounded by beauty supplies (i feel like a grandma saying that, is there a hip way to say ‘beauty supplies’?), dresses hanging from every door and an unmistakable edge of excitement. kayla was calm and smiling; even as her mom grabbed a needle and thread to fix each bridesmaid’s dress after a seamstress disaster she didn’t let it stress her out. her mind was on her groom and she couldn’t wait to see him!
and finally it was time to make that happen! matt scouted out a sweet little spot behind their reception venue for them to first see one another. kayla & newton shared a private and sweet moment before we jumped in our car to explore a little of athens for portraits!
their bridal party was as vibrant as they are, totally full of energy and smiles despite the >100* heat index! they showed up toward the end of kayla & newton’s couple portraits and we grabbed a few images of everyone goofing off and enjoying the day. newton is a huge soccer fan so before we knew it the guys were forming a wall- i guess that’s the first thing a soccer fan thinks of when he sees five guys standing beside one another, totally cracked me up!
kayla & newton folded 1000 paper cranes for the wedding ceremony and i am in love with the legend of 1000 years of happiness as well as the design effect and pattern created by the birds. now to figure out how to incorporate them into their new home!?
the reception was just down the stairs from the ceremony- so convenient for their guests! their photobooth was rockin’ nearby while dancing broke out in the main reception space. it was a night full of celebration and excitement for the future of this amazing couple- gotta love capturing that!
kayla & newton, 1000 thank yous for asking us to be part of such a beautiful day. you guys are a great couple and we wish you the very best. hope you enjoyed your honeymoon getaway- pictures soon?? :)