we got to tybee island early enough sunday morning to stop for a big breakfast before shooting. over coffee (and coffee refills :)) we went through our normal routine:
* read over their contract and questionnaire to refresh ourselves on what is most important to them about their day
* talked about how to creatively capture “must have shots” based on our environments
* brainstormed how to shoot this wedding better than we’ve ever shot before
this conversation happens before every shoot we do, it’s important to us to remain creative and fresh, and it was especially important to us on sunday as we sat there preparing to shoot our second wedding of the weekend, and the wedding of a good friend of matt’s.
i didn’t know jessica well so i walked into their beach house a little behind matt expecting to wait for all of the joyous greetings to subside before i introduced myself. jessica and her ladies had other plans and immediately i was whisked into their lives and felt right at home! i really love getting to know bridal parties while i shoot, everyone is always so thrilled to be there and it really inspires me! jess and her ladies had a relaxing morning planned, they told stories and kept each other (and me) laughing over coffee and diet coke. love them!
i think i heard jess say she was about to get in the shower 15 times before she finally tore herself away from her friends to start officially getting ready, it was just that good of a time!
meanwhile mark and the guys started their own version of getting ready including: burgers, ping pong, and finally…ties.
we took a few beach shots before the ceremony, this is my fave:
on the way to the ceremony site, perfectly beach-y tulle!
earlybirds at the ceremony:
jessica and mark had personalized fans as programs, double duty, great idea!
and it begins, here’s a sweet photo of jessica’s father taking one last glance at his daughter before he gives her heart to mark.
yeay! they did it!! after the ceremony we shot a few family pics, mark has a huge family and we took this one with the bird for fun:
a few more beach shots (love the tiptoes!) before the reception:
oh, you know this song!! :)
toward the end of the night jessica’s grandparents led everyone in a greek dance!
and they’re off for their huge honeymoon!
jessica and mark, you guys rock, seriously! we loved spending the day getting to know you all better. it was especially sweet for matt to see so many great friends and for me to meet them all! :) enjoy your new life to the fullest!!!!