The happy couple. Full of dreams and with the brightest of futures. #dreambuilders4ever #lovingmarriage #funwithfriends
Eli is my best friend and has been for years and years and years. Since elementary school, in fact. He was my best man a couple years back (thanks Eli!) and as we all know, one good turn deserves another. A few months ago Eli asked if I would be his Best Man. Honored, I accepted!
Now, an interesting wrinkle would present itself… I consider myself a bit of a photographer, too.
As details were flying about, it was determined that I would be the guy to coordinate wedding photos for the big day too. Hmm.
Fortunately, as time drew closer, we devised a master plan. I would be the “consultant” and I would have my equipment in the hands of my lovely wife who has helped me in numbers of other weddings. And, to increase the number of images to have for the Bride & Groom afterwards, I asked another close friend who is similarly passionate about photography: Pat Grieser. Originally, I had expected to be the brains while Heather & Pat fulfilled the brawn… It didn’t quite work out that way.
As the Wedding Eve arrived, I realized that in order to be the best Best Man I could be, I couldn’t pay any mind to the cameras in the room – I just needed to serve and be the friend. Fortunately, Pat & Heather came through incredibly well for the pressures of a wedding. We were all excellent about playing our roles and the resulting images are awesome. I’m not sure if I’ve broken Pat of the interest in ever going into wedding photography, but the wedding itself was a blast.
I did get to put on my photographer hat on Sunday afternoon when Ariel, Eli, Heather & myself went out for some beautiful portraiture with rustic backdrops and even throughout downtown Leavenworth.
And, without further adieu, I should show you a few more pictures…
And, I should leave you with a bigger version of a few favorites… Enjoy!
Okay, so it’s true that these two have been married for nearly 4 months (gasp!), but as I’m catching up on the blog, you get a nice dose of them entering the holidays.
I _might_ be biased, but I’m pretty sure I have the best Brides and Grooms. Tara and Andrew are an awesome couple. We had a blast hanging out with them for the wedding, and of course for the “Trash the Dress” Session, but mostly I just enjoy their joy of life. Tara is constantly in full cheek-to-cheek smile, and Andrew is the same. Every time I look through their photos I grin from ear to ear too. Their energy is contagious!
Anyhow, here are a few of the highlights, but click on the link to visit their event gallery with all of their images!
These are a few shots from a wedding earlier in the summer.
Gloria & Ralph are amazing people. They have hearts of gold and a passion for serving their community. It was a blast for Heather and I to share in their special day, assisting with random things like tying ties and all of the other miscellany that arrives on a wedding day.
The ceremony was special. The room was packed and from my vantage point, it looked like every person had some type of recording device. There were cell phones, flip cameras, high end digital video cameras, and more. You could tell that there was an air of love that everyone was immersed in.
Here are a few shots from the day – take a look!
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