I’m not positive what the process is for other wedding photographers, but for me, personally, the blog-post usually takes me around 24 hours from start-to-finish to construct.  First, I choose my very favorite photo from the whole day — one in which I can feel the emotion + the excitement, and I post that photo to my Facebook page.  Then, I take a look at the details — the flowers, the shoes, the dress, and everything in between.  Third, I usually go through and choose the photos I feel best represent the couple’s family + friends — the people that are most important to them, other than each other.  Then, on to the getting-ready shots, the reception, and finally, I take a look at the ceremony.

I save the ceremony for last, always, because I carefully go through every.single.photo and spend several seconds studying the faces of the people involved + the emotions behind them.  It’s only then (usually a few weeks after the wedding took place!) that I can truly get a feel for how the entire wedding day fit together, and from what perspective I feel I can present my images.

To Kat + Rex,  the focus of the day was truly on coming together and unifying in Christ.  Traditional hymns like Be Thou My Vision + In Christ Alone were performed during the prelude, and Kat walked down the aisle with her dad to Take My Life (Here Am I), and the lyrics are “Here am I, all of me. Take my life, it’s all for Thee.”  Their wedding day wasn’t about the fragrant pink flowers + gorgeous decor (all fabulously provided by the amazing Merry Me! Events), it wasn’t about their stunning reception at the Palais Royale.  And it wasn’t even about the way they wanted the day to appear in their photographs or in their video (Jet + Dani Kaiser of Kaiser Productions, they’re the best).  No, today, these two made the decision to make a commitment and to center their new life on God.  It was written in their vows, it was sung in their hymns, and it could be seen for a mile on their faces.  We have never seen a couple more excited to begin their life together. I couldn’t believe that, as I was selecting these photos, they were smiling.  All day.  The entire! day! You’ll see in the images below, what I’m talking about, when you study the way they’re looking at each other.  What a way to start!

Kat + Rex, we truly feel that it’s been an honor to be part of your wedding today.  Thank you so much for allowing us to witness such an awesome beginning.  We wish you two the best, always.  xoxo, A+A


Caitlin Sullivan - May 18, 2012 - 4:30 pm

Beautiful, Amanda! Love how you captured their joy and excitement. Those shoes on the bridesmaids?! So fun!

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