we first met jennifer at rachel and zach’s wedding. she was a bridesmaid and engaged which meant she was super helpful while mentally making notes about her own wedding day as things unfolded for her best friend. when i was engaged it was awesome to have a close friend of mine engaged as well. i can only imagine rachel and jennifer were able to encourage each other during the planning as much as my friend encouraged me. it was clutch to have someone in the midst of it all who understood when i found out my flowers were not in season, ugh. but anyway, when jennifer’s wedding rolled around i knew that she would have rachel and many other friends there to encourage and help her enjoy the best day of her life. that was definitely the case; when jennifer realized she didn’t have a guest book jessica was on it, another bridesmaid, jennifer, made sure everyone had food and her maid of honor, laura, did a fabulous job on her makeup! most of the girls had known each other since early elementary school and it was fun to laugh with them at ridiculous stories from ages ago. how lucky they all are to have stayed so close! let’s jump into the images:
the best way to get a grumpy, sleepy flower girl awake and happy? lots of pearls and quiet time with the bride. worked like a charm!
the ceremony site was so beautiful! the clouds were threatening but the sun came through sporadically with quick bursts of light. in my opinion the unpredictable weather made for beautiful images!
jennifer’s sisters couldn’t hold it in and chris’s sisters look equally as happy. i love this shot, the whole fam’s here!
chris and jennifer were so cute whispering to each other during the ceremony.
a quick sun burst!! look at how she’s lookin at him; what a great couple!
we think it is so so so important to take time to shoot couple shots on the wedding day. if you’re like jennifer and chris and you don’t want to see each other before the ceremony, we’d love to shoot them afterwards! so brides, before you rush into your reception just please consider doing what jennifer did; taking ten minutes alone with you new husband and your photographer; in the end you’ll be so glad you did!
their first dance was outside; it was just starting to get dark and the clouds were so dramatic!
chris’s sisters tore up the dance floor. seriously, i was jealous of their moves-
matt kept shooting even after jennifer and chris had run through all of the sparklers so i just trusted he had and idea and kept holding the light for him. i love love love the resulting shot, such a unique get-away shot!
jennifer & chris, we so appreciate you guys including us in your wedding day! i have to give it to you for combining your loyalties with a black and red wedding and the florida game playing and the florida groom’s cake, truly unique! i hope you two are getting plenty of sunshine and relaxation, can’t wait to get you the rest of the images!