I’m a strong believer in fate. I think everything happens for a reason. I believe that there is a reason we connect with certain people. And I most certainly feel that we are meant to be with the people we fall in love with.
After getting to know Todd & Nicole from their engagement session and then from following them around on the most important day of their lives together, I don’t have a doubt in my mind that these two were put on this Earth to be with one another. They are both so incredibly and genuinely kind – such a lovely attribute to find in one person alone, but to find it in two people is really quite amazing. After getting to know their friends and family, it was easy to see how much these two are really loved by everyone around them.
I was fortunate to have my friend and fabulously talented photographer, Kristin, as my second shooter for the wedding. Kristin owns Images by Kristin and lives in the area so if you are interested in having family photos done, her work is really stunning and she is a really lovely person to work with.
Nicole and Todd drove 9 hours round trip last fall to have their engagement photos done… in the rain! You can see them HERE.
The Bride & Groom
It was a gorgeous day with a bright blue sky and puffy white clouds. I can’t think of a better compliment to bright blue shoes than a classic yellow truck.
Loved loved loved their rings.
Isn’t she stunning?
Two of my favorites.
Sometimes its hard to get cozy in front of a photographer. These two were so into each other on their wedding day, I don’t think they even noticed I was there. Once they were inside the cab of that truck, I don’t think they noticed anything else besides each other.
There was an old barn next to the golf course and they gave us permission to shoot there. The light inside was gorgeous and we were shielded from golf balls.
Todd was being naughty. See the hand?
Such a gorgeous dress. Absolutely stunning.
Side by side – the shot on the left is from their engagement session and the shot on the right is from their wedding. I have to thank my four year old daughter for the presentation of the photos. She woke up in the morning and came and sat on my lap while I was editing pictures. First she said “I love those shoes!” (I thought Nicold would get a kick out of that). Then I asked her what color I should make the background and she said pink and blue to match the shoes. I had the pink on the left and the blue on the right and she had me switch them to compliment the colors. She just might have the eye for this kind of thing!
The Bridal Party
The bridal party consisted of Nicole’s twin and Todd’s two brothers and his sister. They both have one of those families where everyone is gorgeous.
Who says you can’t run in heels and a wedding dress?
The owner of the golf course was generous enough to have Nicole and the girls get ready in his motorhome… It was nicer than most houses I’ve been in. Everyone’s hair and make up was gorgeous.
I can’t say enough about how gorgeous the dress was and very few girls could have worn it as well as Nicole did.
And the lucky groom getting ready. (Not shown: the boys relaxing with some whiskey)
I always love the photos of the father of the bride walking his sweet princess down the isle. The expressions are always priceless.
So lucky to have such a beautiful blue sky overhead. They deserved nice weather after having had their engagement photos in soaking wet rain.
Exchanging of the rings.
And the KISS.
See that? Nothing but pure joy and happiness.
Making it official.
I love wedding food. So much thought and planning goes into every single selection.
I am a huge fan of all the planning and details that go into a wedding. Instead of a traditional cake, Nicole & Todd had their family and close friends make different kinds of cookies. Personal touches like that are what make a wedding personal and intimate. Love it.
A little fun with the fish eye lens and some funky processing.
I have to say that the toasts at this wedding were the best toasts I have ever heard. Each one was well thought out and delivered, heartfelt, genuine, and funny. There was a ton of roasting going on.
The guys in the back kept chanting “T-BONE” and they’d make a T with their arms. Loved the camaraderie.
The first dance.
The father daughter dance.
Grandma and Grandma – married 61 years!!!
Congratulations, Nicole and Todd. May every single day be filled with the same love and passion that you shared for each other on your wedding day.