…part II: party!

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rachel and zach’s reception was such a fabulous party! from the youngest to the oldest everyone was dancing and laughing and enjoying. it was impossible to not get swept away in the fun- it definitely made for some great shots, enjoy!

their first dance as mr. and mrs. botkin!

mmmm ;) :

and the dancing pics begin!

zach’s little brother gave a really heartfelt speech, he says he and zach are opposites, but after this sweet speech, i think not so much ;) :

rachel’s older sister had just gotten married herself and had some great words for the newlyweds:

zach is a fireman, this cake was amazingly crafted, perfect setting too- ending up right next to the fire pit!

i love this series:

rachel got some serious height with this toss!

it was quite the battle for the bouquet!



rachel and zach, you guys are amazing and we had such a great time at your wedding. everyone was so loving and excited, no doubt surrounded by that kind of love and support you guys have a long happy marriage ahead! hope to see you soon!

rachel & zach are married!

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you might have read about how excited we were for rachel and zach’s wedding in my last post about their awesome rehearsal dinner. i have to say, we had every reason to be so pumped; their wedding was incredible! the day began a little rainy (always a slight bummer for an outdoor ceremony ;)) but cleared up beautifully in time for the chairs to dry and guests to arrive sans umbrellas, how perfect! the perfection continued throughout their ceremony; their backdrop of pastures (complete with running horses in the distance – i told you, perfect!) framed by mountains was completely breathtaking. it was our first time shooting at neverland farms and (now that we know how to get there ;)) i really hope it won’t be our last! we’re shaking it up a little for you guys and splitting their wedding day into two posts so stay tuned for part II, ‘the equally perfect reception.’ (please excuse my gross overuse of the word ‘perfect’ it just describes their day so, well, p-excellently ;)) enjoy!

clearly a little princess and so so sweet!

girls can spend hours arriving and getting ready: hair then makeup – repeat! they guys usually just roll up looking this good:

the only shot with shoes, rachel is really laid back and thoughtful – after testing the mushy ground she suggested they all go barefoot!

all musicians should be encouraged to wear pinstripes, love it!

on the way to the ceremony!

the carriage was awesome; such a southern touch!

walking down the aisle, so excited to start the next chapter of her life:

…and zach catches his first glimpse of his bride:

just sweet (also, love the back of her dress!):

married, and thrilled, and ready for the reception!

love the faces:

such a classy couple:

reception pics to follow!

sally & andrew are married!

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sally and andrew walked down the aisle exactly six years after their first date! it was a much anticipated day full of excitement, love and a few nerves. sally and i had been in pretty much constant contact since their engagement shoot and it was really awesome to watch the number of exclamation points rise steadily with each email she sent. when matt and i arrived in augusta on saturday i really do think that we were almost as excited for them as they were! their love is so evident; they planned every aspect of wedding together and saturday morning they took a break from finalizing details to share a big pancake breakfast at ihop. see, aren’t they just so lovable?! here are a few of our favorite shots from their day:

thank you guys so much for allowing us to be a part of such a wonderful day! we look forward to keeping in touch, best wishes!!