Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Wedding Story: Jenna and Jeff

Since you have been such good blog stalkers in my absence, I have decided that I am going to show you a bazillion pictures from this wedding... also because I just could not decide what to show you- too much good stuff!  The day before I left for Africa we shot Jenna and Jeff's wedding here in Raleigh.  I have known Jenna's family since I was teeny tiny at church.  It is always nice to shoot weddings when I know at least one of the families involved.  Reminds me of how far we all have come since our Sunday school days!  It was also a fun day because it was the first wedding I have gotten to shoot at my home church, where I also got married.  Without further babbling, let's get to the yummies!

I have an addiction to sparkle lights, so I just had to use them somehow...

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I love a sister moment...

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...and a Mom moment

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Jeff preparing for his first look with Jenna at the J R Raulston Arboretum.

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David caught this PRECIOUS moment when Jenna was waiting to get her eyes on her groom for the first time...

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...and then she did!

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Jeff checking out the dress

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Here are a few of the many fabulous couple shots we were able to sneak while we waited for the wedding party and family to arrive for their group pictures...

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Jenna and Jeff's people were awesome!  It was chilly out there and they kept their smiles on the whole time.  Well and sometimes had to keep their hat's on... Patrick's eyes are out of this world!!

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Beautiful flower girl #1

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David laid on the ground for this one...

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After everyone was practically frozen, the gang headed back to Jenna's parents house, just a block away from the church, to warm up and get some snacks... here we have flower girl #2 snacking on some Bojangles mashed potatoes!

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David caught some sweet moments from the choir loft...

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I grabbed this moment as they were walking out of the sanctuary.  It is such a cool perk that I get to witness so many of these "OMG we are for real married!!!" moments.

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Daddy Daughter Dance... and that bridal portrait I told you about in the background.

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David gives us a different spin on the cake cutting...

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...while the Mom of the Bride and the Mom of the Groom look on.

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Recognize these two newlyweds?  Mary and Geoffrey in the photobooth.

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They are outta here!!!

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Jenna and Jeff-  Thank you so much for letting us into your beautiful day!  We had the best time covering every minute of it.  I can't wait to work with you on putting together some fabulous albums!!

3 comments:

studio 310 said...

such sweet first look photos!! those are my favorites, along with the couple ones. i also like the bridal party shot david got lying on the ground. yea!! AND i like the wide angle one in the bride's parent's house with the bride sitting on the floor.

Emily said...

YAY!!! gorgeous!!! i've been waiting for these :-) thanks for posting, ashley!

Jenna said...

Ashley and David-- they are amazing-- you made everything look so great! Can't wait to see the rest! YAY