Amanda & Nathan

This may be our longest post ever! We had so many great photos from Amanda & Nathan’s wedding that I had a hard time narrowing it down to blog just a few, so grab some popcorn or a cuppa (coffee) and enjoy!

I met Nathan & Amanda for the first time down in Plano for their rehearsal. Amanda is a friend of another one of our brides (remember Rachel’s wedding at the Chesapeake Boat House?) and of Benj Heard, so we knew she’d be great to work with despite not being able to meet with her and her fiancee in person ahead of time.

A lot of our couples have us photograph the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner because there are so many great moments to be captured when you have family and friends from out of town, all together for dinner, toasting, etc. It also gives me a chance to meet the VIPs for the weding day and gives everyone else a chance to get more comfortable with me so they’re not so stiff and unnatural on the wedding day. =)

Rehearsal dinner was catered at the Plano Station, a convenient place for some night-time shots by the station and tracks.

Fast forward one day and we’re getting ready for the wedding!

What an elegant dress!

I loved the simple, elegant decor.

Happy moments… Captured seconds after they escaped to a room at the back of the church.

There was no lack of attitude, which made for fun times and lots of fun photos. =)

The groom gave each of the groomsmen a ring, which is one of the most unique groomsmen gifts I’ve ever seen. It made for a fun detail shot – I really love getting the detail shots!

One of the sweetest getaway cars of all time… a Rousch Mustang! I think you guys made that car look good that day. =)

And finally off to the reception at Los Rios Country Club. There was a little bit of fog rolling in and the lighting was really awesome for some wedding party shots just off the fairway.

You’ve got to love long hallways. Any time I see a nice long corridor like this I get just a little bit excited. =)

I stole the bride and groom away from the reception for just a minute or two to take advantage of the beautiful light as the sun was setting. Thanks for being game for anything, you two!

The first dance

I just love the emotion of the photo above, and how they’re hands are interlocked behind Amanda’s back.

Being from Virginia, and close to the beach, the cakes were decorated with shells and what looked like sand (brown sugar, I’m sure). So unique and impressive!

Amanda dances with her father

And then the party kicks into high gear!

Before we knew it, it was time for the bubble blowing and grand departure.

The engine roared to life and they were off! I think everyone held their breath and listened just to be sure they didn’t hear any sounds of a screeching tires or crunching metal as they tore out of the parking lot and on down the road. =)

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