Alycia and Will!

"I don't quite know how to say
How I feel
Those three words are said too much
They're not enough"

Will and Alycia were married on Friday. The wedding was so lovely and so God-centered. I totally cried.

Chavia, from Chaviagraphy! (the bride's sister!)

I really like this one :)

A nice "yummy" portrait :D

This feels very "Sarah, Plain and Tall" -ish to me. I don't know why, but I really like it!

Had to sneak this cutie in!

Oh, these last few moments...

How beautiful is that???

The bride's brothers are part of Zelos, an awesome band, and played songs during the ceremony. (The whole family is just talented, ok?) Definitley check out their stuff!

The happy party!

And a few of the husband and wiiiife!

It had just stopped raining when we went out to do pictures, so we ended up with some hazy, humid Maryland summer light :)


Cheryl and Matt

" I could hold you in my arms
I could hold on

Cheryl and Matt's wedding was very emotional. The wedding plans were all going along as normal, just days before the wedding - excitement was building and all the last minute details were being taken care of.
And then Cheryl got very, very, very sick. She was on medicine and antibiotics, enduring tests and laying in the hospital. Matt was right by her side the whole time - I can't tell you how many people raved to me about how delicatley and lovingly Matt cared for Cheryl. The night before the wedding Cheryl went home, and the day of the wedding (minutes before I arrived) she received a phone call from her doctors saying all tests were negative! Prasie God! But, man, how stressful!
The walk down the aisle was amazing. Magical.
Matt's reaction was practically perfect. He was so anxious waiting for her. Fumbling with his hands, wiggling his feet, playing with his collar. And then she came around the corner, and he gasped out loud and just beamed. He didn't take his eyes off of her once. It was adorable :)

And this just makes me smile :) That little dog is craaaazy!

And I also had to post this one of Cheryl and her son :D She was so proud of him, and they have a very sweet relationship!

Congratulations Matt and Cheryl! I hope you have a ridiculously relaxing honeymoon!


Joe and Bethhers!!!

" say it again for me
cause i love the way it feels
when you are telling me that i'm
the only one who blows your mind

** special thanks to the amazing peter bang who shot with me!!! **

The now semi-famous "grocery store" couple, Joe and Beth, got married on Sunday night. They have become good friends and practically everyone I knew from church was anticipating this wedding. Word on the street was that it was going to be CRAZY fun.

The beginning of the day was very fun :)

Beth was a nervous/excited little thing, though. She was playing with her toes - and I thought it was very cute.

And she also sang her little heart out! That made me mighty happy! haha

I asked Beth to tell me "their" story while she was getting ready. Basically, they were great friends but he never really thought of her as anything else. Until, one Sunday (I quote) "He saw me singing on stage and thought 'What on earth am I doing without her???'"
Gaaah. My heart dripped like a melting ice-cream cone. SO sweet!

The grooms sisters, Naomi, was celebrating her birthday on Sunday, too! Happy Birthday, again, Ni! I like to tell people I have two "secrets" to getting weddings: my blog and Naomi. She has referred me to SO many people! Thanks, Princess :D

Ooooh la la

The final product! She was honestly breath-taking.

Ok, so, some boy stuff. Apparently, this little "Best Man" patch was Joe's favorite part of the entire wedding.

Looking sharp!

They all wanted to do a picture "prom" style. This is SO Joe's sense of humor. I was dyyyying!!!

Meanwhile, Beth was getting final touches done! It was impossible to catch her without this face:

I love this one:

Hello cute face!

Aw :) :) :) This almost makes me cry :) She was trying so hard to hold it all together!

There was lots of laughing during the vows, of course.

{Photographers: I was quite thrilled to get this lens flare. Not my favorite picture ever, but, um, the lens flare practically killed me with happiness!}

Yay! Kisses!
I would like to thank their pastor, Bob Kauflin, who remembered to step out of the picture so that it would look great! haha

This is another funny moment I just had to post. I started taking pictures and was like "Joe, you are scrunching down all weird!" The entire bridal party burst out laughing - they tricked me, and this is Joe's brother (who looks a lot like him, in my defense)

Time for the limo! This ride was a crazy ride of laughter, singing and all-around chaos

The super-elegant party

How fun are they? My job is the best.


Oh, you two, I love how you love each other!

I have to stop picking pictures to post, but I really had to include this. They had a very, very touching video of Joe's older brother in Iraq, who couldn't be at the wedding. Makes me so grateful!

And, there are so many dancing pics (and the party was as awesome as it was hyped up to be!) but here are a few!

Hey hey! Look who made it into some songs! Beth told me I could only do her pictures If I promised to dance some :) Deal!
Thank you, Peter, for rocking the dance pictures!

This is one of my favorite all-time wedding pictures. Ever.
And I have no idea what happened to Joe! Did he fall? I really don't know.

Congratulations Joe and Beth!!!