Morgan and Tom…first comes love, then comes marriage
posted by Kelly
Well I got back in the saddle after an eight month maternity leave. Ryan and I packed it up and headed to the east coast to the beautiful Fort Monroe base in Virginia Beach. The day was perfect! Low eighties, sunny and windy. I have to say, I was quite nervous after having such a long break from wedding shooting. Of course I do my share of small sessions (wedding/engagement/babies) but weddings are a whole other ball game. It is a test of physical and mental endurance being on your feet and being creative for eight plus hours!
Not only was the weather and water beautiful inspirations…this bridal party was a BLAST! They had wonderful senses of humor and instantly welcomed us into their “family”. There was no shortage of laughter throughout the whole day.
Morgan was a stunner in her 20’s inspired chiffon dress and AMAZING feather, flower and crystal headpiece. I am positive if Ryan and I were to get married again, this is the route I would go. ATTENTION FUTURE BRIDES….take note of some of the great details. Think outside the box! Tom wowed us with his white dinner jacket and saddle shoes, rounding out the theme of the night.
Morgan actually found us when she was an attendant in a wedding Ryan shot last summer, Juan and Joanna. So we were excited to see some familiar faces.
Without further ado. I give to you…Morgan and Tom.
I usually start in chronological order to tell the story of the day…but I have to come out of the gates with my absolute favorite shot of the night! Oh the beauty….
alright…back to the order of the day.
Father Burns lead Morgan and Tom in the exchanging of their vows at the beautiful St. Mary Star of the Sea Church.
The ladies with some ‘tude
Now it is time to cut loose. I never get tired of jumping shots.
A-the creative jumping styles
B-the facial expressions
C-it gives Ryan and I something to laugh at while editing a bazillion photos.
let’s take a closer look
On to my favorite session of the day…the beach!
A man, a beach and his thoughts. This is the grooms younger brother, Chris, who graciously waited while we snapped a bunch of pictures. Not a bad place to be stuck waiting!
This is such a cute detail. Their little suitcase favor was filled with salt water taffy and opened up to reveal your table seating number. Very cute!
Ryan actually has the rest of the reception photos with him and will add more photos soon! We are in separate cities for a few days..so this will have to do for now!