Ryan and Jessica’s wedding day was like a beautiful daydream. I’m not usually one for doing a lot in the way of special effects with my photo editing, but this opening image asked me to give it an infrared look to match the dreamy feeling of this moment, so who was I to say no? ;)
If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you might recognize these two from a previous post. I had the wonderful experience of being there to photograph Ryan’s surprise proposal! These two have had a special place in my heart ever since, and being a part of their wedding was completely delightful because that is what they are.
The wedding took place at one of my favorite venues, The Woods Chapel. I pretty much love everything about this place…it’s nestled in the woods with this fairytale-like cottage and a beautiful amphitheater ceremony location.
Jessica had a big group of bridesmaids who made us all laugh a LOT! Here they were singing commercial jingles and dancing along,
“One day, one night, Saturday is alright, online’s just fine, night time anytime. Get your degree. Set yourself free. National American University.” Haha!
So much joy and excitement!
Sometime you just have to have your friends crawl up under your dress to make sure everything is alright under there. ;)
Beauty, inside and out…
When I have time, I like to try my hand at a little “Vanity Fair” type group posing.
Great image by my second photographer Stace!
Another one from Stace!
They didn’t see each other before the ceremony, but wanted this photo together. They are so cute!
Just after the ceremony started, a single shaft of light came through the trees and illuminated Jessica. It was such a beautiful moment, I could hardly breathe.
They shared a beautiful time of prayer with friends. I purposely composed the photo on the right here so that the light coming through the trees would wash over them.
The ceremony was so heartfelt, many were sniffling and wiping tears…
Jessica lights up when she smiles. :)
Now that’s a kiss!
This group made the day SO. MUCH. FUN!
The reception was at the American Swedish Institute. It made a great setting for enjoying mingling outside.
So Ryan and his friends are CRAZY dancers!