Today I am taking you behind the scenes at a recent JB wedding! I did this a couple of weeks ago and it was a huge hit so I thought I would do it again! I will be *officially* blogging this wedding as soon as I get the film back. I can't wait to show you everything because I poured my heart into every little moment of the day and it was beautiful. Sure, the details were lovely and the light was lovely. But the people. Oh, the people are full of that radiant kind of lovely. They are like a shore full of lighthouses showing others the way to the harbor. Today I am sharing about these lovely people. And I'm sharing the details too. It's beautiful to find and photograph the story behind the details that make their way into a wedding day.
Venue: Timberline Barn
So let me tell you about this ring situation. Jeremy knew that Terrie was getting his ring but what he didn't know was that she had it engraved. I just want you to know that I was so teared up while I was taking the photo that it was hard to focus on the inscription. It probably took me a good 10 minutes!
I love the photos below! The left is my take on groomsmen and the right is Isaac's. He hangs out with the guys for a little bit while I take photos of the girls and I love looking through his shots! Jeremy and his groomsmen were playing RISK (which is one of our FAVORITE games!!)!
I cannot get enough of meaningful details! You tell me a story and it's all over for me. These handkerchiefs (on top of the white table and under the invitation suite) were made from pieces of Terrie's mom's wedding dress. If I thought I was crying while I was photographing the rings, I was most certainly crying while I took the photo below.
More tears. Tears, tears, tears. This was taken during Terrie's first look with her dad. He removed his glasses to clean them and then heard her behind him and started crying. A photo like this just tugs at your heart strings, you know?!
Terrie's dad was looking at the photo of his wife on the bouquet...
Just after the first look with her dad, we headed to the first look for Jeremy and Terrie. It may not be obvious in the photo below, but I was crying.
I took the photo on the left and Isaac snagged the photo on the right while I was gathering the wedding party. Terrie and Jeremy were taking a moment for themselves...
Until Jeremy's mom showed up with a gift for Terrie. I was doing my silent sob at this point.
Their families... their friends... they are the real deal. I have been told that if you could count five friends who would do anything for you, you were blessed. Well I'm sure that Terrie and Jeremy have those friends. But do you know what's more beautiful than that? The fact that these two are the do-anything-at-anytime kind of friends for others. They aren't focused on themselves. Jeremy and Terrie are dedicated to serving others. And each other.
I love that their wedding party is doing their own thing in the background. And these two are so calm and peaceful.
Let's talk shoes, friends. I looked down and all of the groomsmen were wearing different brown shoes and I loved it!! So we had to take a photo!
And then we took more family photos under the big trees. Terrie and Jeremy are holding a photo of her mom. Melt my heart.
We love grandmas over here! And we love those moments between fathers and sons too...
Jeremy's mom is peeking around to see Terrie walk down the aisle (tears). And this darling man with his camera pretty much made my day!
I am all for guests taking photos during the ceremony! Brides often ask me if I want them to request that their guests don't take any iPhone pictures during the day. No way! I love how much fun people have taking photos and I don't want to take that from them. So when I get guests who don't walk into the aisle for a shot, I know I have it made as a photographer. Terrie and Jeremy's guests were amazing!! Props to this guy (and all of these guests) for keeping things cool.
See? No iPhones in this photo! Just Terrie and her dad. This moment was so beautiful!
Terrie and Jeremy left a flower by her mother's photograph...
So many tears...
Megan Yates was the videographer for the wedding and she was so fun to work with! She is such a sweetheart and I can't wait to see her video from the day!
Isaac took this angle...
So I could take this angle...
And in case you're wondering if I love photographing kids with their grandparents, I do!
I really love it!
Cory is actually taking a selfie. :)
Sometimes I ask my couples to hold signs, centerpieces, or carry garland.
This was just after the sun disappeared behind the trees. I can't wait to share this wedding story and show you the photos!!