Before I am a photographer, I am a daughter, a sister, an auntie, a friend. Maybe that's why I cry during every father daughter dance. I laugh at every toast. I well up when an Officiant pronounces a couple husband and wife. I buzz with joy chasing children around the playground. I feel awe when a newborn's tiny hand clutches my pinky finger. I draw from the emotions I have experienced through my own life's most precious moments to know when and how to capture those of others, and I usually can't help feeling overwhelmed myself! The emotional rush I feel when I'm behind the camera is what makes me love what I do. The joy I bring others through photography is what makes me do what I love.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Jodie and Steve :: Married!

Saturday was a surprisingly gorgeous day for a wedding. With thunderstorms threatening all week, the weather held off for Jodie and Steve's beautiful outdoor wedding at Fort C.F. Smith Park. I was so thrilled to be a part of their wonderful day.

A few favorite images from the day...

The gorgeous bridal party...

Susan Solo was my amazing second photographer for Jodie and Steve's wedding. This great capture of the kiss during the ceremony is hers.

Jodie was an absolutely stunning bride.

The toasts at this wedding were among the best I've heard! Jodie's dad in particular gave a funny and heartwarming toast.

The hora was a lot of fun!

Another great shot by Susan. I love how it sets the scene of the reception - the warm air, music, friends and family. Thanks so much Susan for coming along!

Stay tuned for the slideshow... and Michelle and Ben's wedding from Sunday is coming soon as well!

Update! Check out more photos and the slideshow here...


Susan Solo said...

Wow, Jess - Jodie and Steve are going to love these! Your images just POP. I especially like that shot of the first dance. It's a really sweet moment. Thanks so much for the kind words and I had fun working with you!

Anonymous said...

this wedding looked beautifully unique! wonderful photos! the couple looks happily in love and it looks like they had a blast! congrats to the new couple!

Karen Mikols said...

fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!!!!

I LOVE that she wore a blue dress. I might have to re-think my own wedding gown! ;-)

Sarah Hodzic said...

Jess you guys nailed this wedding! Can't wait for the slide show.

I just love Fort CF. Smith's does hold some special meaning for me ;).

The photos are great and I know they are going to love them.
The joy and energy in them is awesome.
Great job!

Jaci Clark said...

WOW, oh WOW! What great images from you both! I absolutely love the bride's blue dress!! Gorgeous!

I can't wait to shoot with you later this year!


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