Welcome to wedding season! I had the pleasure of shooting a wedding at Olde Dobbin Station this past weekend. What do you mean you’ve never heard of it? Well, I hadn’t either, and boy was I surprised at how amazingly beautiful and charming it is. It is a hidden gem in the middle of nowhere. Check out the beautiful wedding photography on their site, too. Anyway, we got so lucky with the weather. It didn’t start raining until after the ceremony and all the guests were tucked safely into the reception hall. Here’s just a little preview of one of my favorite couple’s most beautiful wedding.
P.S. Please feel free to ignore the disgustingly corny soliloquy I wrote for your bridal portrait preview. I once had an English professor in college tell me my paper was “overly sentimentalized.” Perhaps she thought I was faking it. Clearly, I am still the same mushy sap.
I always love to see the comparison to the bride and groom getting ready. Our bride was hidden in the bridal suite with lots of girls and makeup and hair accessories everywhere. Meanwhile, the groom was standing outside waiting and chatting with some dudes. Can you see a little bit of his fancy watch? That was a gift from his sweetheart.
I think this is my favorite shot from the whole thing. I adore it.
This has become my trademark wedding shot. After the kiss and announcement of man and wife, I’m always waiting for them at the end of the aisle, and I ask them to kiss once more. It’s always my favorite moment.
Oh, Mr. and Mrs. B, I’m so happy for you! Congratulations on your lovely wedding. I wish you a lifetime of happiness.
If you’re in need of a sappy, happy wedding photography, give me a shout to see if we’d be a good fit. 508.768.5808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The bad part about doing bridal portraits is the agony of waiting to post them until after the wedding! Ahh…I can finally post these of this GORGEOUS bride. If you’re interested, I have to tell you a little story about this one. Warning: this is mushy.
So, when we did their engagement session back in September, I had lots of fun. They are young and sweet and high school sweethearts, just like my husband and I are. I had a blast, and it was fun to reminisce about when we were getting married at 21 years old. Fast forward to beautiful Olivia’s bridal session in January. The second I saw her, I instantly thought of my daughter. Olivia’s grace and loveliness and youth overwhelmed me and sorta smacked me in the face.
Hello, I’m not 21 and getting married. I’m 35 and a mom and far closer to being the M.O.B.
I couldn’t help but think that my own precious baby will be in her own wedding dress far too soon. As I was working on a silly post about my daughter’s haircut last night on our family blog after shooting the wedding this weekend, it finally dawned on me why I’ve been emotional since January about Birdie growing up (I was sort of worried that it was pre-menopausal hormones. Scary, right?!) That’s when we did these pictures. This beautiful young lady before me reminded me that my own baby’s childhood is fleeting. I’m worried that I’ll blink and we’ll be at her wedding.
Olivia, I only hope that she’ll be as graceful and ladylike and as sweet as you. Your parents truly must be so proud of you; again, I got teary-eyed when I took a picture of them dancing watching you both at the reception. Sheesh. I can’t even talk about it. Thank you for sharing such special moments with me, and sorry for being overly emotional. You, too, will be 35 one day.
Hey, there! Happy 2014! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I’m launching my new website devoted to weddings. My fabulous friend and videographer of Brockstar Videos surprised me with a promo video for my new website.
If you’re looking for samples of my family/child work, check out my other website at andreabaclephotography.com.
If you’d like to meet to talk about your upcoming wedding, give me a shout. 508.768.5808 or email@example.com