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Cuttin’ A Rug…

It’s a blog entry like this where I wish it could have a sound track playing in the back ground. What song? “We like to party.” Yes, the Venga Boys are old school but I’m pretty sure this bride and groom are the only two that can keep up with it. (: They are an absolute riot! I loved watching them go absolutely crazy on the dance floor. At one point the groom even pulled me to the side to say: “Sit back and enjoy the show.” And enjoy I did. It was great! 

One highlight for sure was the garter…I know I know…It’s never anyone’s favorite part of the night (Well, except for the grooms) (: buuuut this was no ordinary garter experience. The bride and groom being the two most fun people ever thought they’d play a trick on the guests. They pretended that they couldn’t find the garter on her and eventually they switched roles having the bride be the one to seductively take it off of the grooms leg! 
These two know how to laugh…I’m confident that in the highs and lows of life they will be the first to pick the other up with a light hearted joke and a genuine smile. (: 

Biggest Fan

If there’s ever a day in you life you’re not feeling so confident, you need this bride, Lisa, around! Besides the fact that she’s the only one I can think of that really reads this blog I tell ya, she could very well be the most encouraging person I’ve ever come across. The best part about it is that you know she really means it. Flattery can come and go so fast (especially in the photography world) but genuine gratitude and encouragement can impact someone for a lifetime. I can’t imagine that I would ever be able to forget her wedding, her family, her friends, the way her husband completely adores her, any of it. It was real, and in a true sense, all pictures aside, (though I loved the images as well) was one of the greatest experiences for weddings I’ve had yet. My cheeks literally hurt from smiling so much that day. 

Something else that made me smile…Seeing how much Brent & Lisa’s friends and family love them. Often times, in the chaos of a wedding day I find bridesmaids self-absorbed in mirrors doing their own make-up, their own hair, their own agenda. Not this group…They love Lisa, (I can’t blame them!) and made sure it was the most special day for her. And the guys…they are as true as they come. It’s easy for guys to skim over the wedding day with the assumption that the groom knows how tight they are and it doesn’t really have to be said. Again, not this group. These guys are the best of friends and they truly were there for Brent on this day and I know they’ll be there for him in the future. 
So…I should probably wrap up this wedding novel. (: I am truly glad that I got to witness such a day as this.

Florida Delight

Me and my fading tan already miss this wedding. (: For real though, there’s a mentality about Florida that’s super laid back and amidst a busy wedding season is just what I needed. Another thing I need more often? This bride, this groom, and their families! The great part about out of state weddings is I get to spend way more time with people and if there’s ever people I want to be around it’s this group. I LOVE them! Over the past year or so we’ve really gotten to know each other and they’ve become like a second family to me. I miss them…I miss my morning’s coffee, bagel, and encouraging conversation as I sit around the table with these people. I take heart in knowing we’re brothers and sisters in Christ and we will have many many more memories together. Did I say how much I love these people? (: 

Side note photo wise…Right when I walked up to this little church (that’s been a part of the bride & groom’s lives since they started dating when they were like 13!) I was inspired to do something different. I’ve wanted to do some vintage work for some time now it just wasn’t the time but this was.  And I’m pretty stoked about it.  (: 

Staying Focused…

Not a Hasselhoff Bay Watch wannabe, screaming children, or ridiculously hot temperatures could distract these two from each other. I love it…Everything about our environment could have made the day’s shoot really difficult but they never thought twice about it; they were so focused on one another. What a great quality to have. The world will always have one more thing for your to-do list, one more distraction, but in the end it’s your partner that will get you though.


Italian Love

I often times joke that my husband is so Italian he’d put parmesan on his cereal if I’d let him. For once, hes been topped. Jackie and Vinnie are just the cutest second generation Italians I’ve seen. We took pictures in the same same neighborhood and even on the same street that their parents immigrated to. How cool is that? 

Despite every possible distraction and loud noise known to man, these two manage to make everything seem serene. From construction workers to people literally going and sitting in my shot, they were super flexible and made what could have been a tricky situation completely work. I think their wedding will be a piece of cake. (: