Nate knew Laura from elementary and met Allen a few years later. His elementary school gym teacher was a guest at the wedding. We had amazing light for their portraits- Maybe even the best we’ve had all year. So excited to share these preview photos. :)
First look love! <3
If the face of their officiant doesn’t convince you to get married by a close friend or family member, I don’t know what will! :)
It’s not fair for one woman to be so gorgeous on the outside and the inside!
The sibling dance to “Somewhere Out There” had me in tears and wanting to hug my big brother!
Laura and Allen, we’re still so stoked you picked us! Can’t wait to share the rest. :)
Being the daughter of a United States Marine fighter pilot, I’ve always been bothered by how often friends confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. If this has ever happened to you, just try to remember the differences by simplifying them: Memorial Day is for the fallen, Veterans Day is for thanking those who have served.
So wishing people a happy Memorial Day or gloating about how excited you are for Memorial Day weekend is offensive and hurtful to someone who’s lost a loved one in service.
Got it? Good. Now in honor of Veterans Day, enjoy some photos from when Michelle wed her handsome Marine (oorah!)
I couldn’t get enough of this little stud muffin!
Sneaky Nate. ;)
I mean, really…
I met smiley Michelle while working Fantasyland attractions on our Disney College Program! It’s impossible to not want to be friends with that face. :)
I love “firsts” on wedding days! Instead of Michelle and Ian smashing cake into each other’s faces, Michelle went for her sister (maid-of-honor)…
… While Ian took care of his best man. Neither had any clue it was coming!! Thankfully we got a heads up!!
It’s a wonderful thing seeing old friends so happy! :)
During the garter removal, Ian found a load of things! :)
Michelle and Ian, thank you so much for letting us be a part of your day!! Happy Veterans Day not only to those who’ve served, but other military families who also give up so much so we can be free. We are so thankful for all of you.
Even more Fantasyland weddings!
Cousin dogs yawning in unison? Yes, please. :)
I will never, ever forget October 28, 2013: The day Nate and I finally photographed a same-sex ceremony. :)
This is something I’ve been looking forward to since we started shooting weddings. While I’m bummed it took us so long, Wade and Bryce were absolutely worth the wait. I mean, look at these two! <3
To top it off, their ceremony was in Epcot’s Germany Pavilion. The day took place only a couple days after Candice and Jeremy’s, so it was fun to have back to back weddings in our first week back “home!”
Their ceremony was absolutely perfect and we so loved shooting in this pavilion!
Atlantic Dance Hall magic. :)
Wade and Bryce, we hope y’all love your preview and I absolutely cannot wait to share the rest!! <3
Four long years ago, Walt Disney World changed their policy on allowing outside photographers in the parks to photograph ceremonies. While we were able to still shoot gorgeous weddings around the resorts, Nate and I still longed for the day we’d be able to shoot in Epcot again. Lo and behold, the policy was revoked, and we were once again “allowed” in the parks. (You can read more about this in my past blog post here!)
Candice and Jeremy were our first Epcot couple in years, and I can’t imagine a better couple to kick off our return to Epcot. Their ceremony was in the Canadian pavilion, a first for us, and I’m so excited to share some preview photos with y’all! :)
I don’t even have to say “faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaavorite” here because, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! I think Nate won wedding photography with this photo. <333333333333
Candice and Jeremy, I hope you love your photos as much as we do!!!!!!