Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Jamie and Chad

The day was warm.. the air thick, the humidity making it hard to breath. Even as I prepared at home my skin was already wet with perspiration. As I made my way to the bride's room at Olbrich Gardens I found myself surrounded by groomsmen hurriedly setting up chairs, flowers, and potted plants. "We decided to move the wedding inside," Chad announced as I walked in his direction. I made my way to Jamie's room and she gave me the same matter of fact information. My immediate thought was concern... a last minute change of plans is never good for a bride or grooms' stress level. It took only minutes of being in Jamie's presence though to see my concern was absolutely unnecessary. As she floated around the room tying bows and fussing over last minute details it became clear that she was as calm as if she were relaxing on her front porch with a tall glass of lemonade. After all, she was marrying the man of her dreams and the location, decorations, temperature... none of that would change that fact that she was pledging forever to the most amazing person she has ever known.

In the atrium of Olbrich Gardens Jamie & Chad said "I do". Surrounded by love, support and faith that took the shape of their aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, parents and friends. What makes Jamie & Chad's love so special is that it's built on the rock solid foundation of their close friends and family. It's this kind of love that is so very enviable. Jamie & Chad thank you for allowing me to witness your support structure and your love as your embark on this new journey together. I wish you both nothing but the best!



Watching as the guests arrive.... do I even have to say it?!? favorite!






Jamie and her beautiful mother sharing a private moment. Jamie's mother has had some health concerns over the past few years that I won't go into here. Something tells me though that this photo pretty much sums up how happy Jamie was to share this day with her mom...


Hot stuff... got to love men in tuxes... and check out the foot attire.


When Jamie & I discussed locations for their wedding party photos she jumped at my suggestion to shoot in an alleyway downtown. Thanks for the vote of trust Jamie... I just love the results!





I love this ring shot... something a little different.




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

LOVE them all!!! I really like the lighting in the alley!!!!!