Monthly Archives: May 2016

Wedding’s aren’t about waiting for the storm to pass

Meet Becca. Becca is a professional actor and set designer. Many of her friends are also actors. Keep this in mind.
Meet Becca. Becca is a professional actor and set designer. Many of her friends are also actors. Keep this in mind.
We received this email from Becca this week: "It looks like there is a high probability of rain this weekend. We're thinking, instead of worrying and fighting it we'll just lean into it and purchase a bunch of clear plastic umbrellas." It did rain (after the outdoor ceremony was over) and Becca and David did bring clear umbrellas.
We received this email from Becca this week: “It looks like there is a high probability of rain this weekend. We’re thinking, instead of worrying and fighting it we’ll just lean into it and purchase a bunch of clear plastic umbrellas.” It did rain (after the outdoor ceremony was over) and Becca and David did bring clear umbrellas.
One of the most relaxed and peacefilled brides we've ever met.
One of the most relaxed and peace-filled brides we’ve ever met.
Becca and David made it clear that they liked our quirky images because they reflected their personality styles. Yay.
Becca and David made it clear that they liked our quirky images because they reflected their personality styles. Yay.
Meet David, doing his first-look dance.
Meet David, doing his first-look dance.
Flower petals to be used after the ceremony.
Flower petals to be used after the ceremony.
Becca and her dad looked at each other the entire time they were walking down the aisle, and David and his brother look on.
Becca and her dad looked at each other the entire time they were walking down the aisle, as David and his brother look on.
The wedding palette was soft and beautiful.
The wedding palette was calming and beautiful.
Pinwheels decorate Becca's nephew's Radio Flyer.
Pinwheels decorate Becca’s nephew’s Radio Flyer.
It took a while to figure out which hand and which finger, but eventually things worked out.
It took a while to figure out which hand and which finger, but eventually things got sorted out.

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Time to celebrate.
Time to celebrate.

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Becca and her nephew looking very much alike.
Becca and her nephew looking very much alike.

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David and Becca got married at the wonderful Mountain Meadows Lodge, and fell in love with the goats there. I think the feeling was mutual!
David and Becca got married at the wonderful Mountain Meadows Lodge, and fell in love with the goats. I think the feeling was mutual!

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David's brother offers a toast. All the toasts were heartfelt, and drop dead funny.
David’s brother offers a toast. All the toasts were heartfelt, and drop-dead funny.

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The toasts were interrupted by a brief sword fight by members of Becca's acting troupe.
The toasts were briefly interrupted by a sword fight among members of Becca’s acting troupe.
Dancing inside due to the rain's eventual arrival.
Dancing inside due to the rain’s eventual arrival.
Dancing and kissing in the rain.
Dancing and kissing in the rain.

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Becca displaying some chagrin for doing a bit of a hack job on the cake cutting. It still tasted amazing.
Becca displaying some chagrin for doing a bit of a hack job on the cake cutting. It still tasted amazing.
A quiet moment together later in the evening.
A quiet moment together later in the evening.
Becca and David, thanks for letting Leslie and me be a part of your amazing day. And thanks for being your wonderful selves all day long.
Becca and David, thanks for letting Leslie and me be a part of your amazing day. And thanks for being your wonderful selves all day long.

Maja + Jordan

Maja (pronounced MYah) is getting her hair crimped at the salon. Crimping is news to me, but I think it's cool. Maja has been a dream to work with from the outset, emailing regularly, sending Pinterest ideas and following my pins as well. I am so excited that this day has finally arrived and I'm here photographing her.
Maja (pronounced MYah) is getting her hair crimped at the salon. Crimping is news to me, but I think it’s cool. Maja has been a dream to work with from the outset, emailing regularly, sending Pinterest ideas and following my pins as well. I am so excited that this day has finally arrived and I’m here photographing her.
Maja is committed to staying hydrated. Seriously committed.
Maja is committed to staying hydrated. Seriously committed.
Maja's mom and maid of honor (and best friend) (and hyper-organized in a way that warms my heart) Anny see Maja in her dress for the first time.
Maja’s mom and her maid of honor (and best friend) (and hyper-organized in a way that warms my heart) Anny see Maja in her dress for the first time.
Breathtaking.
Breathtaking.
Meet Isis, named after the Egyptian goddess, the ideal woman and friend of the downtrodden. Isis plays a large part in Maja and Jordan's life, and they do in hers.
Meet Isis, the Dog of Honor, named after the Egyptian goddess (the ideal woman and friend of the downtrodden). Isis plays a large part in Maja and Jordan’s life, and they do in hers.
Meet Jordan, who is seeing Maja in her dress for the first time. Maja is a goddess in Jordan's life, and their love for one another is a delight to be around.
Meet Jordan, who is seeing Maja in her dress for the first time. Maja is a goddess in Jordan’s life, and their love for one another is a delight to be around.

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With both of her best friends in close proximity, Isis allows herself a moment of repose.
With both of her best friends in close proximity, Isis allows herself a moment of repose.

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A group hug that I get the impression may have freaked Jordan out just a little bit.
A group hug that I get the impression may have freaked Jordan out just a little bit.
BFFs.
BFFs.
Jordan's best man was his brother Jesse. Jordan had thoughtfully trained Isis to perk up her ears and look straight at the camera at the command "Focus." I'm serious. She was amazing.
Jordan’s best man was his brother Jesse. And if you’re wondering why Isis looks perfect in every photograph, it’s because Jordan had thoughtfully trained her to perk up her ears and look straight at the camera at the command “Focus.” I’m serious. She was amazing.
Sunset on Kent Lake at the beautiful Mountain Meadows Lodge in Killington.
Sunset on Kent Lake at the beautiful Mountain Meadows Lodge in Killington.
The first dance.
The first dance.

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A Newlyweds game, in which tables competed to answer trivia questions about Maja and Jordan. Their friends and family knew them well!
A Newlyweds game, in which tables competed to answer trivia questions about Maja and Jordan. Their friends and family knew them well!
I can't deprive you of the opportunity to meet Maja's brother Zoran, who is one of those people who brings his own fun with him.
I can’t deprive you of the opportunity to meet Maja’s brother Zoran, who is one of those people who brings his own fun with him.
Maja and her family are from Croatia, and there were some traditional Croatian dances throughout the evening.
Maja and her family are from Croatia, and there were some traditional Croatian dances throughout the evening.
This is a dance that crosses international borders. A dance of pure joy.
This is a dance that crosses international borders. A dance of pure joy.
Some wedding receptions are filled with good dancers, and Maja and Jordan’s was one of them.
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Two of my favorite images from the day.

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Jordan had also trained the geese to paddle past during his few short days at Mountain Meadows. Okay, just kidding. Maja and Jordan, may your lives together be as magical as your wedding day.
Jordan had also trained the geese to paddle past during his few short days at Mountain Meadows. Okay, just kidding. Maja and Jordan, may your lives together be as magical as your wedding day!