By and large, I am a portrait photographer. This means that I mainly do family and child photography. Weddings, while something I really enjoy doing, are more time consuming than a portrait session and I don’t have all the equipment I should have to shoot weddings on a regular basis. That said, sometimes I get an opportunity to shoot a wedding, and I try to work it into my schedule as best as I can. The hardest thing about shooting weddings, at least in this season of life, is that it’s usually an all-day affair, and it’s hard to leave a nursing baby that long. I am hoping to get some more weddings under my belt (in my lens???) in the next year so I can expand that side of the business a bit more. I have shot a good number of weddings, though, and I am excited to show you this one.
So, Chelsea and her family go to our church. I remember the first time I saw Chelsea. She was home from college visiting her family and I was totally taken by this gorgeous girl with the amazing features. I wanted to photograph her from the first time we met, but it never worked out. When she emailed me about shooting her wedding, it was one of those ones that I didn’t have to deliberate at all. I knew I could make it work out.
The day of their ceremony was a sweltering hot summer afternoon and I was 7 months pregnant, so, easy it was not, but the day was delightful in every other way. Both Chelsea and John have sweet easy going personalities, which, as a photographer, makes shooting a wedding 700,000 times easier. The ceremony was heart felt and sacred and the reception was a throw down party for everyone involved. The couple said their vows in a beautiful wooded lot next door to the bride’s uncle’s house and the reception followed in her uncle’s perfectly landscaped backyard. Everything from the music to the food to the dancing was wonderful and I think every guest commented on how obviously in love the couple seemed to be.