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kelly & andrew are married!

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kelly & andrew met in high school- their first date was in 2001! what started as a fun little crush (on kelly’s side) and complete cluelessness (on andrew’s side) turned into an 11 year dating relationship that flourished even as they lived across the country (and at times across the world!) from one another. but, if you’ve seen kelly & andrew together, you immediatly know you’re witnessing something special. their openness and obvious love for one another is inspiring to see and their deep friendship and shared history makes them so comfortable and relaxed around each other. kelly & andrew are the kind of people who, after spending just one evening with them, make you feel like you’re part of the same story. we knew going into their wedding day that it would be special, different somehow, from what we usually can expect or anticipate. we’d looked over their schedule, we knew there’d be all the usual events, but we also knew kelly & andrew- and to us that meant we could expect a lot more. :) the party was big and awesome and we had a great time capturing everything from their sweet private dinner to the crazy dance party complete with lots of tambourines (kelly’s favorite!). they just don’t miss one moment of fun- every second was bursting with happiness and energy and love.

andrew, knowing that kelly had been looking for a pair of emerald earrings and knowing that she had yet to find any she liked, surprised her with the most perfect pair. she was so touched that he’d found them and so excited that she wore them all day!

kelly & andrew decided ahead of time that they didn’t want to see one another before the ceremony but andrew, unbeknownst to kelly, figured out a way that he could at least give her a kiss before she walked down the aisle. the moment was quick and sweet, and i love that his mom helped him prepare. :)

i love this private, quiet moment just after the ceremony:

andrew called kelly up to the stage and gave her a big box containing his and her’s tambourines- that’s true love! :)

kelly & andrew, congratulations! we are so so happy for you two and we wish you the very best. thank you so much for letting us into your world to capture such a special day!

katie & nikhil: the sangeet

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matt & i love taking pictures that capture the life of a moment- dancing, laughing, crying, hugging- all of these things are such a huge part of our memories from different events throughout our own life and it’s so important to us that we capture those moments for our couples. there is, however, one moment we do not often capture- something we feel can really be left alone. it’s a moment where we turn the camera away or back out to shoot big, full shots of the whole room. what i’m talking about is, of course, the moment you put a bite of food in your mouth. :)

for this reason, matt & i rarely find ourselves at rehearsal dinners. they are such a great time to enjoy a beautiful meal with those closest to you and for that reason we do love to capture the evening, but in general, it’s a lot of people…eating. ;) but of course there are exceptions! we’ve been to some incredible rehearsal dinners over the past few years- ones with toasts that brought us to tears and allowed us to capture special, intimate moments that rarely can happen when all of the guests are around on the wedding day. we’ve been to cocktail party rehearsal dinners where guests lounged poolside while henna was applied to their hands by skilled artists. we’ve seen poetry and musical performances and once even a standup comedian entertained the guests! these are the rehearsal dinners where we find ourselves there- and we are delighted to capture it all.

but i think we now have a new standard for how awesome a rehearsal dinner can be- katie & nikhil threw a party to remember the night before their wedding and we were lucky enough to be there to capture it all. based on the traditional indian sangeet, their evening consisted of lots of laughter and partying followed by an incredible dance performance and ended with two solid hours of EVERYONE dancing as hard as they could. we feel so honored to have been included in such an intimate and intense celebration! in case you were curious, THIS is how you throw the rehearsal dinner of the year:  :)

wedding to follow…soon! :)