Friday, June 26, 2009

Heath and Lori | Nashville Wedding

lori has been one of tammy's dearest friends since the big move to nashvegas 4 years ago. while lori was patiently waiting for her prince charming, tammy revealed to lori the secret of how all her previous roommates had gotten hitched after living with her. lori concluded that they must be roommies then. so when david would venture off on his photo trips, tammy would stay at lori's house and they would enjoy fun nights of girl time. not too long after this, lori was introduced to heath.:) the initial introduction was short and sweet but a few days later lori received a special "hi" message in her myspace inbox from a certain someone...(back of course when myspace was cool). haha. the excitement at the office was unforgettable as all of the girls bantered back and forth about how to respond, how long to wait til responding and what to say....this happened several times as the myspace conversations continued up until heath courageously asked for lori's digits. woohoo...the girls were oohhing and awwwing about each tiny detail that lori unveiled to them about heath. in a matter of no time, lori and heath were dating and their beautiful love story continued to unfold. we absolutely love these two together and treasure our times hanging with them as there are always many laughs, yummy food and crazy fun game time to be had.

lori and heath were one of the happiest couples we have ever seen on their wedding day. it was the perfect day that they had anticipated and daydreamed about. heath couldn't help but smile at every glance of his stunning bride as lori glowed with excitement and joy that radiated deep from within her heart.

it was a splendid treat to spend the day with such amazing family and friends. oh and of course the reception had no lack for funky swinging & was a PARTAY!

we're super stoked for you two and wish you the very best!!!

special thanks to stacie for all her help with the details...oh and yes, olivia, for shadowing us with her smiles at the reception. too cute!

p.s. we think someone in the family may have gone broke as they offered a dollar to lori's nephew, drew, for each smile he produced in the photo sessions. a good many smiles were given by drew that afternoon.;)

below is a link to download all of the photos from the slideshow resized for email and posting online.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Ben and Kelly | Atlanta Wedding

patiently waiting in the front of the church, ben anxiously gazed forward until kelly had him turn to face her for their first special moment together. big smiles and embraces were exchanged as they knew this was their day that their dreams of becoming husband and wife would come true. ben then walked her over to the piano and serenaded her with a song he had written that began with "You are my answer... to a question that has been on my mind so long." he had written the lyrics on a painting displayed next to the piano. it was sacred. it was beautiful.

despite the cranky old woman who kicked me out the sanctuary and into the balcony, the ceremony was beautiful! tammy hid in her spot in the front and discreetly caught some amazing shots. (the lady insisted on no pictures of the ceremony...psshhh) we always attempt to shoot the wedding in the most discreet way possible and make all efforts to be out of sight while still getting amazing shots. I guess she didn't quite understand that and must have been used to the way things had been in the late 1880s when she was born.;)

because of this amazing couple and their ridiculously fun group of comrades, atlanta has pretty much become our second home. ben and the rest of the guys in the band unhindered along with some of our incredible friends from passion and many others came together and danced to the tunes of the outrageously entertaining band, funk sandwich. the reception was held in a ballroom at the historic Biltmore Hotel in midtown atlanta. at your average wedding, 10-20 people get down and crazy on the dance floor. well, at this wedding it was more like 200+ folks getting more crazy than we have ever seen! we LOVE IT when people cut loose and have a ball! cheers to ben & kelly!

p.s. jay, you were missed!