First of all, let me say, that wedding photographers have a tough job. They're responsible for capturing the moments that pass in an instant, that will never happen again. For example, the groom's face when he first sees his bride. The First Kiss. The bride's face as she walks down the aisle. The cake cutting, the first dance, The father-daughter and mother-son dance. (Especially in our case, the father/mother's reactions to the songs we chose for them). It's a tough job to capture once-in-a-lifetime moments.
But let me tell you, my photographers hit this one out of the park. They nailed it. Both of them captured every emotion, every moment, and every aspect of our wedding day flawlessly. I will forever be in awe of their work.
And these aren't just any photographers I hired off the street. These girls are so special to me. Laurie Barnhill is my cousin, so it goes without saying that it was special to have her a part of the big day. She is such a talented graphic designer and photographer. Being a graphic designer, I've always admired her work, and while I never caught the knack for photography (after one miserable class in college), she has truly stepped into her gift! She did our engagement photos, my bridal portraits, and our wedding. I built a relationship with Julia Madden, my other photographer, as an adult leader for the FirstWave Student Ministry a few years back. I remember her always having her camera in hand. (I think she was deemed the unofficial-official FirstWave photographer!) So I always followed her blog and have always loved her work. Before David and I even started dating (again) I told her to plan on shooting my wedding. Boy did she keep her promise!
Both girls have posted the pictures to their blogs, so check them out here: (And check out all of their other beautiful work!!)
(Bridal Portraits, Engagement Session, Bridal Shower, Rehearsal Dinner, and Wedding Day)