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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….

My hands down favorite of the day...perfection...Morgan and Tom-Va Beach, VA: August 16, 2008

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.

Morgan and Tom-VA Beach, VA:  August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-Va Beach, VA: August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-VA Beach, VA:  August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-VA Beach, VA:  August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-VA Beach, VA:  August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-VA Beach, VA:  August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-VA Beach, VA:  August 16, 2008

The ladies with some ‘tude

Morgan and Tom-Va Beach, VA: August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-VA Beach, VA:  August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-VA Beach, VA:  August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-VA Beach, VA:  August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-VA Beach, VA:  August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-VA Beach, VA:  August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-VA Beach, VA:  August 16, 2008

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.

Morgan and Tom-Va Beach, VA: August 16, 2008

let’s take a closer look

Morgan and Tom-Va Beach, VA: August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-VA Beach, VA:  August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-VA Beach, VA:  August 16, 2008

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!

Morgan and Tom-Va Beach, VA: August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-Va Beach, VA: August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-Va Beach, VA: August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-Va Beach, VA: August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-Va Beach, VA: August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-Va Beach, VA: August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-Va Beach, VA: August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-Va Beach, VA: August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-Va Beach, VA: August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-Va Beach, VA: August 16, 2008

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!

Morgan and Tom-Va Beach, VA: August 16, 2008

Morgan and Tom-Va Beach, VA: August 16, 2008

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!

3 Responses

diane says:

August 19, 2008 at 11:10 am

I haven’t yet met my groom, but I am booking you for the photography. That is not butt-kissing - it is appreciation of your fabulous work!

Jennifer says:

August 20, 2008 at 2:52 pm

The one of the two of them close up with the ocean behind them is PHENOMENAL. Beautiful job Kelly, they will have precious memories to cherish.

Dikola says:

August 21, 2008 at 7:19 pm

KELLY LEE! So stunning! I love the one mentioned above, and the one you chose on your blog but I also love the one of just the bride standing on the rocks at the ocean looking out. Amazing! U SO Talented!

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