after emily & matt’s engagement session, where we were so blown away and inspired by the two of them and everything around us, we knew their wedding day would be one for the books. what we didn’t know at the time is that their wedding would also be one for our family’s books- the start of my 9th month of pregnancy and the last wedding i would commit to before stepping back for a few weeks. i was sooo happy when i looked at the calendar and realized i’d be able to shoot what i knew would be an awesome celebration of two such sweet, energetic and fun loving people! emily & matt are just so fun to be around- their wedding day was a blend of relaxation, laughter and so so much love- it warmed our hearts. matt and i found ourselves inspired by so many beautiful, real moments between emily & matt, between their families and friends, between people who seemed to be meeting for the first time- emily & matt brought everyone together. :)
just as emily and her bridesmaids arrived at the venue, the rain began to fall- actually- to POUR. but like everyone in atlanta knows, it’ll be over quickly, so she didn’t let this bother her in the slightest. :) since her decor was all staged inside, waiting to be moved outdoors, we decided to have an intimate first look inside and start with a few indoor portraits- the flowers made it so lovely! i love the romance in these images, so soft and warm, i can still hear the rain pouring down outside as we photographed these moments. :)
just as we all expected, the rain abruptly stopped and we were able to take a few more minutes with emily & matt to get some outdoor images as well. matt and i found ourselves so drawn to these evergreens- thankfully emily & matt were up for anything- even scooting back into damp, dark bushes just before their ceremony. these two are just the best. :)
emily and her dad have such a special relationship- it was so cute to see them interact throughout the day- he was clearly SO happy for her. i love this next set as well as their father-daughter dance image that will follow a little later, so so sweet. :)
matt’s mom officiated their wedding- i can’t imagine how she kept it together up there as she talked back through their story and pronounced them husband & wife. what a special way for emily & matt to start their new life together!
about half way through the father-daughter dance, emily’s three brothers joined them on the dance floor and serenaded their sister in a way that only brothers (and fathers) can- hilarious and so heartfelt!
emily & matt, congratulations to you! we are so grateful to have been part of your day- thank you for having us! we wish you the very best!