Thursday, July 23, 2009

impromptu wedding

When, I got an email inviting me to an elopement at 2:00 from Kimberly yesterday, to say I was shocked would be an understatement. I can only imagine how she felt when she heard the news herself. You see, I had "known" Kimberly through our online message board at Studio Calico. She was living in Atlanta at the time we first "met" and later found out her husband's job was moving them to Bowling Green. She moved here about 2 weeks ago and came to pick up her kit at the office on Monday. We were so excited to meet since we had talked online for quite some time. Plus, anyone who loves my cows is good in my book...and that she does :)

The only part omitted from her original email was that the wedding was at 2:00 on Thursday. Since it was an elopement, I naturally thought it was on Wednesday, the day I had gotten the email. So, at 2:00 Scarlet and I headed up to Fountain Square to take photos, but it was pouring down rain so we just sat in the car and waited and waited and waited....no Kimberly. About 2:20 we decided to head back to the office. The next morning we checked the message board and saw that Kimberly had posted about the wedding being Thursday.

So, on a much prettier day, Chelsea and Zack said their vows. The ceremony took all of 2 minutes, but they were a happy 2 minutes indeed!

This was my first time taking photos at a wedding (and probably my last unless another elopement comes my way), so don't critique them too harshly. Oh, and I was dealing with 2:00 sun in the middle of July.


The bracelet on Chelsea's wrist is her "something old"

Exchanging their rings.
I love the look on her face here. In a two-minute ceremony, there wasn't much time to capture all the possible expressions, but I just think this look is so genuine and I love it.

Isn't she beautiful?
And, the same photo in color, because I liked it so much :)

Kimberly's daughter, Brianna was the flower girl. She did a wonderful job and is going to be a great sister-in-law, I can already tell!







And the proof is on paper!

Chelsea and Zack, I wish you a long life of happiness together. Marriage takes a lot of hard work and commitment but if you're up for the challenge, it's the most rewarding relationship there is on earth.

Oh, and if I spelled anyone's name wrong, I apologize :)

12 comments:

Rita said...

April, these photos are beautiful! I'm sure they will treasure them always!

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous! I am so happy that you and Scarlet were there to witness this monumental time in our lives as a family. Yes, they are beautiful! I cannot wait to share this post with family and friends! Thank you April, you are a DOLL!

walesk said...

you did a wonderful job! really, great pictures. congrats to kimberly and her family!

Denise said...

April, you did an awesome job photographing the wedding. Your angles and close ups blow me away. Great job!

Ally said...

Oh wow! I'd sure hire you based on those photos! You did a FABULOUS job!

Angela W said...

April, you did a fabulous job on the pics, even if it was 2 in the afternoon! Awesome! It is great to know you guys get involved with your customers/fans!

Heather Prins said...

fabulous job!!!!!!!!! They look beautifully happy!

meganklauer said...

You did such a beautiful job! Thanks for sharing!

Houston said...

April, your photos are fantastic! Great work! What a beautiful couple, I wish them many years of happiness!

KathyChen said...

April, gorgeous photos. You're a natural photographer!

*reyanna klein* said...

Wow, lucky them! These photos are AWESOME! I think Jeremy and I need to get married again, so we can have some awesome photos like these. Hmmm... maybe we need to take a road trip to Bowling Green?! A renewal of vows? Hmm...

nailgirl said...

Wow, you did a great job April! These photos are just beautiful. I hope they have a lifetime of happiness as well!!