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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!

allison & adam are married!

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allison and adam’s wedding was not only an awesome day but it provided an important first for altmix photography- for the first time ever matt was able to experience the intoxicating potion of hair spray, champagne, perfume, powder and satin that is: girls getting ready. most monday mornings when we sort through images i try to explain to him a kind of electric energy that cannot really be described while he informs me he spent his morning with the guys playing wii and eating sandwiches. not this time! allison and adam had adjoining hotel rooms and the wedding party was flowing back and forth helping when needed and offering smiles and laughter. this allowed matt and me to shoot all of the preparations together, woo! and what a wedding it was to introduce him to my job- the sun was glittering through the windows reflecting off campaign flutes, jewelry, eyeshadow and curls. girls were giggling, dresses were everywhere, two of my favorite makeup artists were hard at work and the hairstylist was producing serious magic-ALL IN THE SAME ROOM. it was glorious. matt, welcome to the other side! ;)

i think i’ll stick the rest of my comments between the images so i can go ahead and get started! first of all, the beautiful allison and her stunning hair piece!

wondering where allison gets her good looks? well, THIS is her MOM:

allison and adam see each other for the first time on the terrace outside the room- the day was beautiful, if a little cold, and being in the midst of the skyline added great atmosphere!

we couldn’t really decide which of these next two we liked better, so both was the solution!

the ceremony was at the cathedral of christ the king– the space was stunning and the light streaming through the stained glass gave a cool purple glow to the old stonework inside:

allison and her dad sharing a sweet moment after the ceremony:

the reception was at park tavern so we were lucky to have lots of open air for portraits! a waiter kept the glasses full as we ticked quickly through the formals- everyone was so excited for the couple there was a lot of celebrating between shots!

i love how excited allison looks in this next one- and how 007 adam looks, what a fun couple!

there was a lot of emotion during the toasts- laughter and tears. it was amazing to see how loved this new family is going to be:

allison and her dad look on as adam dances with his mother:

allison & adam, we couldn’t be more excited for you! after spending the weekend meeting your families, hearing stories and witnessing your wedding we are more than certain you’re completely perfect for one another. being part of your weekend was such a blessing for us, thank you a million times! we look forward to running into you again soon!