saturday seriously rocked. ashley and david were incredible. i’ll talk about all the looove stuff in a second but first can i please tell you how awesomely organized they were!? although ashley and david did not want to see each other before the wedding, they had arranged to be ready in time to take some more creative bridal party pictures prior to the ceremony, family pictures after the ceremony and then dedicated the next 30 minutes to some time alone with us for couple portraits. we love them for that! it always seems to be the plan to get a few of those formal shots taken before the ceremony but rarely is there enough time. these guys not only made time to take the pictures- they built in time for us to really explore the property and take tons of different shots of them with their best friends! ashley and david- thank you so much for making things happen!
ok back to their amazing day. the girls spent most of the day (pre-ceremony) together in a little cottage and it seemed to be such an uplifting time for ashley. it was beautiful to watch all of ashley’s friends and family together, sharing laughs and hugs and encouragement with her. by the time the ceremony rolled around ashley couldn’t stop smiling and was more than ready to get things underway.
we are often asked if we shoot ‘formal’ pictures. we always tell people that we do take them but usually we don’t present them on the blog because it’s just not where we’re able to be most creative. with all of the time ashley set aside on saturday we were able to take the time to get some of our favorite formal shots ever. bold of me to say? maybe. but i just love these!
when it came time for couple photos the light was piercing and golden. the backdrop of dunaway gardens was incredible and ashley and david were able to relax and let their commitment to one another sink in while we made some images.
now to the reception! they have seriously the best taste in music ever and they love to party! i watched a few guests talk matt into dancing for a second -totally hysterical- but the music was so awesome it was just too hard for him to say no!
ashley & david, thank you both so much for including us in your day. everything was so natural and beautiful and we loved capturing it all. right now matt and i are sitting on the couch talking about how jealous we are that you’re on the west coast relaxing together and in general having the time of your lives! can’t wait to hear from you when you get back, they’ll be so many more images on the way to you so soon!