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Sarah and Kenny Married~Ocean City, NJ: PART 1

posted by Kelly

Kenny came into our lives at a point in our business when we were drowning. Drowing in album orders, drowning in emails, editing, needing an extra hand on shoots, etc…. The Lord knew we needed Kenny not only to keep the integrity of our business going but to help ease some of the strain in our marriage. We were working ourselves like dogs and it was time for an intern…it was time for Kenny!

He was an awesome help through our 2009 season pitching in where ever we needed him. I was always amazed at his good attitude even while performing menial tasks for us. He’s like a little brother and we love him. We couldn’t have been more honored when he asked if we would shoot his wedding to his gorgeous, sweet bride Sarah. Absolutely!

We logged some serious miles making our way up to Ocean City, NJ fighting DC traffic and a GPS that wanted to lie to us. It was totally worth it when we pulled in. Ocean City is a pristine beach town on the south Jersey shoreline. The houses were a mixture of Charleston, SC meets New England. Beautiful!

We couldn’t wait to get started on Saturday at the historic Flanders Hotel and along the boardwalk. Enjoy Part 1 of Kenny and Sarah’s beautiful day!

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah was a knockout. I love her old Hollywood hair and makeup.

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

I’m completely love this series.

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Kenny wasn’t looking too shabby himself.

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

First look inside the hotel.

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

We started off on the boardwalk in a unique way. Not only was September 18th their wedding day, it was also BOTH of their birthdays. We toasted the day with cupcakes.

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah working it like she’s getting paid. Hot mama.

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

There was a point while we were shooting that last series that I was convinced the world was about to end. I had forgotten that they said an air show would be going on the entire time of our First Look. As I was engrossed in directing the shoot the first of three airplanes soared over the boardwalk at break-neck speed with a decibel level I can’t even begin to explain intelligibly. My heart dropped into my feet I was so scared. After I picked myself up off the floor we were able to enjoy their acrobatics over the ocean.

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Adjacent to the Flanders hotel is a small amusement park. The workers were so friendly and allowed us to hop on and off a few rides to take in the color and energy of the park. It was so much fun.

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

They even turned the Ferris Wheel on for us so we could go to the top. Ryan rode with Kenny and Sarah and I rode in the bucket behind them to grab another perspective. I distinctly remember as we were paused at the top for a few minutes thinking “I can’t believe I am getting paid to do this!” It was GORGEOUS out, I am looking over the ocean at the top of a ferris wheel watching an air show…oh and “working”.

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

I think Sarah looks drop dead gorgeous in this shot.

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

Sarah and Kenny Wedding~ Ocean City, NJ

The color, the light-heartedness of the boardwalk, the gorgeous ocean breeze….yeah…it was just that perfect of a “First Look”. Next up is the beach ceremony, reception and another private session at sunset on the beach. Oh there is loveliness….loveliness coming your way.

15 Responses

Jocelyn says:

September 21, 2010 at 9:15 pm

oh my goodness. I love these!!! Kenny and Sarah are both AMAZING people and I think you guys really did an excellent job capturing their fun and hott looks :) as usual, you guys rock!!

Jocelyn says:

September 21, 2010 at 9:16 pm

oh and Sarah, you really really do look drop dead gorgeous. Kenny is super lucky!!

Crystal says:

September 21, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Aw, I know Kenny! He is the sweetest, nicest person. They are super cute. I love the series of Sarah against the garage door.

BTW, she had some rockin shoes going on.

Candace says:

September 22, 2010 at 2:45 am

running down the boardwalk, hands down my favorite picture. the colors, the atmosphere, the DRESS (which is probably the most gorgeous dress i’ve seen - gorgeous!), so fun. can’t wait for part 2!!

Jodi Miller Photography says:

September 22, 2010 at 4:37 am

LOVE this wedding!!! Love the couple, the location, the dress!! Great job guys!

Candice {The Beautiful Mess} says:

September 22, 2010 at 6:15 am

love the cupcakes! i can’t believe it’s BOTH of their birthdays too… nuts! great work!

Kristin Salvia says:

September 22, 2010 at 6:39 am

Ok, seriously?! I am obsessed with this shoot!! Love it!

joym says:

September 22, 2010 at 7:27 am

LOve it! the boardwalk shot is great! they are so colorful! Great job Kellan! (again!)

Nicole Coldren says:

September 22, 2010 at 11:42 am

These pictures are gorgeous! We had so much fun being at the wedding! You did a great job of capturing the beauty of that day and of the couple as well!

Sylvette says:

September 22, 2010 at 11:47 am

There is so much to love about this first look sesh! So fun and beautiful all rolled up in one. And Kelly you are so right about the “drop dead gorgeous shot”!! Congrats to the newlyweds!!

Ellen says:

September 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Soooo unique and how happy are they!!! This is one of my favs!

adam barnes says:

September 22, 2010 at 6:54 pm

wow. period. cannot wait to see the rest. you. guys. nailed it. and such sweet congratulations to kenny and sarah!!

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kurt says:

September 23, 2010 at 8:34 pm

i dig the finishing transition, awesome job all around.

lauren martin gauthier says:

September 28, 2010 at 7:25 am

i love this! ocean city was the beach i grew up going to every summer, and it is so fun to see it through ‘fresh eyes.’ you guys are brilliant, as always…

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