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hannah & matt are married!

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early early saturday morning i jumped in the car with hannah and her best friend and together we took off for the hair salon.  by the time i had buckled my seat-belt the car was full of laughter and i realized they were both giddy with excitement and running on total adrenaline.  having stayed up half the night just laughing (i get the impression there were few words, more just excited giggling:)), hannah was a little delirious more ready than ever to marry her man! ;)

having lived in separate states throughout their entire relationship, these two squeeze every ounce of enjoyment out of the times they are together.  so when hannah and matt opted for a ‘first look’ we knew it would be extra special!  their moment together before the craziness of the ceremony and reception was a sweet time for them to forget the details and focus on their incredible love for each other; it also gave us a chance to take some great couple shots. 

their ceremony was short and sweet but with all of the love and hugs from their guests it took them quite a while to walk the short distance over to the reception!

it’s always fun to come home and combine our pictures and see what was happening in different places at the same time.  for example, we learned that when hannah called matt and got his voicemail matt was eating a biscuit (i hope that doesn’t put you in the doghouse matt!;)).  it’s also a treat when we capture the same moment from different angles, although the shots are usually similar, we always love seeing the unique details we captured:

a couple more:

on their way out, they made a quick exit!! :)

hannah and matt, thank you guys so much for allowing us to be part of your day. you guys are so evidently in crazy love with each other, congrats to you both on finding your perfect match!  i hope you’re enjoying your honeymoon!

check out their gallery here:

…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!

leaving!

gone!

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!