I can still remember the way Bree’s entire face lit up as she gushed about her first date with Jonny back in 2012. Almost two years later, they both radiated that same glow as they exchanged vows, their hearts bursting with love and elation. As I captured each joy-filled moment, I saw that Bree & Jonny ensured their special day would be a FUN occasion for their guests…one small example: as nearly 300 guests arrived to the outdoor ceremony, they were given refreshing drinks and fresh popcorn from a vintage cart. Their family friend’s stunning property was the quintessential setting for a summertime, backyard wedding.
I hope you can feel Bree & Jonny’s excitement and devotion to each other as you peruse these photos. And a special “thank you” to my talented second-shooter, Chelsea…she happens to be my sister, and she’ll be working with me at upcoming weddings!! The pool house, where the bride & bridesmaids got ready, was a photographer's dream --perfect, natural light! Jonny surprised her with a charm for her bracelet (featuring wedding rings) The handsome groom could not WAIT to see his stunning bride for the first time During their "First Look," Jonny couldn't stop admiring Bree! One of many perks of a "First Look:" it allows several minutes of peace & quiet for the bride and groom. Jonny led them in prayer, so I grabbed my 70-200mm lens and caught this sweet moment from a distance. Seriously, you two….so stunning!! The loveliest, most enthusiastic group of bridesmaids! I love the image on the right, because that's the groom's sister (left) and his cousin on the right (she gets the credit for Jonny and Bree meeting! : ) I'm still swooning over their bouquets, and I'm glad Chelsea snapped this photo. Can we please talk about how precious (and well-behaved) these SIX kiddos were? Love this perspective from Chelsea. The snazzy groomsmen were a blast to hang out with. Notice the aforementioned freshly-popped popcorn for guests when they arrived to the ceremony! Oh, the anticipation from the groom as she walks down the aisle…my favorite moment of a wedding day. Band members from Victory Church lead heartfelt worship, as you see in the next two photos. Who doesn't love a radiant groom!? Officially Mr. and Mrs! Off to the reception, which was a complete and total blast The speeches were obviously a hit! (Also, Jonny and Bree chose to sit at a table with their family, to honor their parents and siblings. So neat.) One of my favorite details to their reception…yum! The wide-eyed ring bearer! A romantic canoe ride wrapped up the evening!