This wedding was a blast! Jackie and Drake’s day was all kinds of awesome; this is a really fun (and well organized) group. If Jackie ever decides she needs a career change, she would make an excellent wedding planner! Every detail was thought of and the whole day ran so smoothly. It was a beautiful day on the lake and who doesn’t love a boat ride to the reception?! I had a huge smile throughout the whole day! Ok, that’s probably a lie since I have a horrible frowny face when I’m concentrating, but I was totally smiling on the inside.
I love all sorts of weddings, but I especially love weddings that have such a palpable enjoyment vibe! Jackie’s dad totally owned the dance floor and the cake cutting. It’s not often I get a bride and groom willing to smush the cake in each other’s faces. (Is smush a word?) I loved it. Hint: Cake smushing always makes for great photos! (My spell checker isn’t liking this paragraph.) I especially love the shot of Jackie making an “ick” face behind her mom and dad dancing.
OH! – also – Jackie and Drake now share the same anniversary as John and I. I can’t think of a better wedding to have spent our 13th anniversary shooting. I found myself reminiscing throughout the day and loving on John just a bit more than usual while we were working. Haha!
One of the things I love about working with Melissa is being able to accompany brides and grooms in all sorts of weddings, from huge, 600-guest affairs with extensive wedding parties to elopements that involve just the bride and groom. And in both cases, we the photographers are with the happy couple throughout their events! No wonder we say it’s important to choose the right wedding photographer.
Anyway, the wedding of Anke & Marius was one of the latter types. They flew from Berlin, Germany to Las Vegas, Nevada with their son Philip to enjoy warm, sunny weather and the Vegas experience. We travelled in style: I rented a limo for them – an awesome stretch Escalade – and went on a tour of the Strip and Downtown. They got married at one of those great little wedding chapels (Elvis was not involved on this occasion). The day ended with shoes thrown off back at their hotel room at the Cosmopolitan just after sunset, on a balcony overlooking the dancing fountains at Bellagio.
It was great to meet the fabulous couple and their son (who was really really stoked to meet Spiderman!) and to spend this memorable afternoon with them in Vegas. Here’s a few shots from the day.
Aller guten Dinge sind drei!
Candy and Darin were a referral from one of my favorite weddings earlier this year so I knew from the start that I would probably love this couple! I was right! They’re so sweet and their wedding with all the details fit them perfectly. Beer in a bathtub? Check. Vintage lettering? Check. Badass tattoos? Check! The day was really relaxed and easy going. Family and guests were so nice and welcoming. We felt like part of the wedding and not just the hired photographers, which is awesome! Enjoy this little sampling.
And of course Melissa Wright Photography was there! This was helped by the fact that Lindee Woody and Cherre Hooper are two of my very dearest friends! I’m so excited for them both and the LGBT community. Here’s the full article published on ParkerLiveOnline. Lindee and Cherre have been together for 14 years and just look at those smiles. How could anyone deny that kind of happiness?