Monday, June 30, 2008

We Interrupt This Program...

I know several of you are waiting anxiously for more of the Matthews' wedding story...or waiting on photo orders....or needing me to return your call. Truth is....I took a few days off from everything. You see, G's brother reported to The United States Military Academy (West Point) this morning. We have spent the last few days with him...hanging out, cooking his favorite foods, and crying our eyes out. We know that this is a great and wonderful opportunity, but it's still hard to see him go. We are making plans to visit him in August and are counting down the days! Once I get caught up on photo stuff I'll show you how we're entertaining ourselves while he is gone. :) Until then....GO ARMY!!! :) And now I will get back to work.....

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Goin' to the Chapel: Part Five

It's the moment we've all been waiting for. The ceremony.

I was so stinkin' excited about shooting this wedding. Heather and Jeff didn't want me to miss a thing and said it would be great for me to be up front with them during the ceremony. I tried to remain out of sight as much as possible, but being that close was INTENSE! Heather got a little choked up....that stuff always gets me. But then Jeff started telling her how beautiful she was and just whispering to her and all was well with the world. It was wonderful. Simply wonderful.

Goin' to the Chapel: Part Four

Since I'm still working on editing the ceremony photos, I'll show you something special: the details.

Heather's family is one to be admired (I'd talk more about Jeff's family, but I really don't know them. No offense to them, of course...they all seem like lovely people. ). But what I know about Heather's family is that they know how to take what they have and make something totally remarkable out of it. Her mom is responsible for almost (if not all) of the wedding decorations and flowers! She told me that she has been working on them for the last six months!! Incredible!!

You'll also notice that the REAL RINGS are on the ring bearer's pillow!! I haven't seen that happen in a LONG time!!! I thought it was very impressive...and very brave. :) But I will say that the rings made it safely to the bride and groom...and you'll hear more about that later.

So here are....the details.

Sometimes this is the only way I can get in a photo. :)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Goin' to the Chapel: Part Three

And here we are at Part Three. Cruising right along.

Heather is such an organized person. At her bridal session I asked her to make a list of the photos she would like taken at the wedding. A list really makes those family photos at the end of the ceremony go much quicker. Well, Heather went beyond the call of duty and had everything laid out for me. So organized. So prepared. And when the clock struck one....I knew it was on my agenda to get to work and take some photos of the wedding party.

Goin' to the Chapel: Part Two

The hair and makeup are done. The only thing missing is the dress. So we make our way to the church....following Ford balloons along the way. Did I mention this was a Ford wedding? More about that later...

The guys and girls had about an hour to relax and have lunch before it would be time to get dressed and start taking pictures. This was probably the one part of the day that didn't go by lightening fast. However, it was still over before we knew it.

The girls helped Heather wiggle into her dress...a task we allowed 20 minutes for. The next 45 minutes became a blur of blue dresses, silver shoes, garters, Ford tie tacks, corsages and shiny black shoes. Three o'clock was quickly approaching.