Thursday, May 20, 2010

Personal Story: I was a Bridesmaid!

This past weekend I GOT TO BE A BRIDESMAID! This is rare- typically when we are involved with our friends weddings we are shooting them. We LOVE getting to shoot our friend's weddings since it insures we will get to be there and it's always a blast getting to work with people you know well. David and I have had a few exceptions for our closest friends, people that wanted us to be in their wedding party, and what an honor that is.

Here is Hallie and I at my wedding almost 4 years ago (four years?!)!
Thanks Rebecca for this picture :)

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Hallie and Drew's wedding weekend in the mountains was just beautiful-- it was filled with gorgeous venues, views, yummy food, fun dancing and hilarious friends & family. These people are loved! These pictures I am about to share with you are from THREE different cameras- my point&shoot, my D300 and another bridesmaids D60... so please excuse any red-eye or funkiness. I didn't take many of the following images so no judgement please! You can see more on my Facebook page...

We kicked off the weekend at the bridesmaid tea at the Azalea Inn-- so cute!
Me and the bride... ((Like my hat April?!))

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I first laid eyes on the Eagles Nest amphitheater at the rehearsal.
WOW WOW WOW.
Someone PLEASE get married here so we can shoot here?!

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Hallie and I are often told we look alike...

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Got to hang out with several high school friends :)

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The big day! About to get the bride into her dress so she can marry her best friend!

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The tears started coming so luckily Hallie's bridesman, Alan, started telling funny stories.

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Post Ceremony! David sang a beautiful song during the ceremony. I like him.

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And look how happy we are with food in front of us!
The reception (and rehearsal dinner) were held at Archers Inn -- fabulous view, good food, great space. The family and wedding party also stayed there all weekend.

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Long story: I ended up having to do a little shooting at the reception after the photographer left. I could NOT leave one of my best friends hanging... I pack some equipment just in case.
A very sweet dance with her Dad...

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The pass off to Drew...

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LOVE HER.

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Thanks Cam for grabbing this while we get ready for the toss.

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I have known this woman since we were in preschool.
You dont even want to KNOW the stories we have on eachother.

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David and I LOVE to dance. There are times at receptions we are shooting that we are just ITCHING to get out there and party. Glad we got to move some at this one (again, more dancing photos on Facebook).

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AND good night.

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I LOVE YOU HALLIE AND DREW.

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