We are thrilled to have Linda and Matthew’s wedding photos ready to share with you! As I type this, we are still in the process of uploading the many hundreds of images to the proofing site, so we have a few moments to share some of our favorites of the day with you.
Each and every wedding is so unique, so personalized to each couple, particularly when every arrangement has not been made by a wedding chapel on their behalf. It was easy to see that Linda and Matthew and put a lot of time, thought, effort into making their wedding day really special to them and their family and guests.
This first image is the empty sanctuary at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church before the events of the day began to unfold. I love the natural light spilling in, and the serenity of an empty room of this size.
…But I couldn’t stay there for long as the bride arrived and started to get ready.
Even when it’s 1,000 degrees out, it’s really hard to resist just stepping out for a few nicely lit outdoor portraits.
Before the wedding, the guys found some retro arcade games in a hallway at the church.
I just loved capturing this moment between the groom and his Dad. I have to say that I really love working with families who feel free to show emotion. Bring it on!
Wineries played a big part in Linda and Matthew’s relationship, and they were excited to a good selection of their favorites with the guests at the reception.
This next picture just cracks me up! These two bridesmaids both caught the bouquet and neither one was inclined to let it go!
I always love to get photos of the parents at the reception. Usually, it’s been years and years since they had professional photos taken together, and by the reception, the pressure’s off and everyone’s having a great time!
This was one of those rare weddings where we were not hired to stay until the end. Actually, it may be our first! With so many friends and family around, they planned to stay and enjoy the rest of the afternoon visiting, and I don’t blame them a bit. I applaud their desire to not be pressured into leaving sooner than they wanted to.
We actually photographed Linda and Matthew again the following day for a “day after” session where we could spend more time photographing just the two of them without worrying about the dress getting dirty, or worrying about keeping the guests waiting at the reception. You won’t want to miss out on viewing our favorites from their “day after” session!
Our heartfelt congratulations, Linda & Matthew! It was a beautiful day, and such a memorable wedding.
Friends and family, check out the rest of their wedding photos at the online gallery, using Linda’s maiden name as the gallery’s pass-code.