"We trust your creativity and want you to feel comfortable doing whatever you need to carry out your artistic vision on our wedding day." This is what Tina and Mark said to me on our pre-wedding consultation, we'll maybe not exactly verbatim, but you get the idea. That trust and belief in my abilities was such a remarkable gesture from this sweet couple, and it spoke to the kind of people Tina and Mark are. Their love, admiration, and respect for one another is a testament not only to their relationship, but also to their relationship with God. We were blessed with beautiful late September weather that matched the exquisite venue, which was The Manor House at Kings Charter. Enjoy some of the highlights of the day, and if you want to see more scroll down to the bottom of this post to find the link to the slideshow.
I usually start the day with detail shots, and since Mark is in the jewelry business I wanted to make sure to showcase the rings properly.
I got so lucky with the wind on this day, most of the time if I'm doing dress shots outside they start spinning.
Tina's sister Niki is helping mom take care of the dress fitting.
Tina and her mom sharing a laugh, probably about something Kaitlyn (one of the bridesmaids behind us) said.
Taking advantage a quiet moment and beautiful window light for a bridal portrait.
Mark is ready for his bride, and looking sharp too!
I want socks like these now haha!
We did a father/daughter first look. I'm definitely want to do this when my little girls have their big day.
Mark led Tina in prayer before walking the isle, it was such a touching moment.
I love stuff like this, everyone's attention was on the bridal party behind me and dad was waiting for Tina to arrive for him to walk her down the isle. As a father of two little girls, I think I know what Rusty was thinking.
I absolutely love witnessing the moment when they first see each other. It's hard to take it in when I'm working, but I always spend a few extra moments looking at these images when I edit.
I try my hardest to keep an eye out for body language, sometimes it speaks louder than our words.
So I guess I can admit this here, when Niki was singing I just about lost it. I've never cried at a wedding, but it was everything I had to keep from doing it here.
If I'm able to, I love following the bride and groom to their hiding spot during the recessional. I take a step back and let them enjoy their moment.
After ceremony bridal party pictures are always fun, everyone is relaxed and ready to party!
And of course, as a car guy, I wasn't going to let this ride get away before we used it for some newlywed pictures.
After some first dances.......
......and cake cutting.....
.....a little more dancing.....
.....and taking advantage of the sunset light.
We ended the night with a sparkler send off, thanks for letting us be a part of your beautiful day Tina and Mark!!
If you'd like to see the slideshow with more images follow the link below and make sure to use either Google Chrome or Firefox web browsers to view it.