I often get asked by couples….what sorts of colors should we wear for our pictures? The answer to this question can vary depending on your skin tones and what you like to wear. Picking colors that compliment each other, but aren’t too matchy-matchy is important. It makes the picture pop and gives it more definition. Also….and I’ve blogged about this in the past…but it really helps when a couple brings multiple outfits to choose from, lots of accessories, and different types of outfits….dressy, casual, trendy, etc. Most importantly, pick combinations that show your personality and make you feel beautiful.
Here is a sneak peak of Ashley and Tommy. The colors they are wearing here were fantastic for their Anytime Shoot…and it doesn’t hurt that they are both stunning.
Some days…I feel so lucky. I feel lucky and blessed to have the kind of clients that I do. Matt and Mary are no exception to this. Mary contacted me about doing an engagement session, because they are planning to have a destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta! And….after some talking (and basically hitting it off)…we will be joining them in Puerto Vallarta to photograph their wedding there too!
Matt and Mary are sophisticated, smart and so down to earth. They are the kind of couple that you just want to hang out with and learn more about. I loved every minute of their engagement session and cannot begin to describe how excited I am to photograph their big event in April!
Here are a few of my favorites from their day.
I love the Rose Gardens….especially when you can get a picture without anyone else in it!! (ok…so I may have used a little photoshop to get that guy in the blue t-shirt and stark-white stockings out…but…you’d never know it….)
Before the shoot was over, Mary insisted that we go photograph next to this red door that she loves…and, I am so glad we did.
Congratulations you two….I’m SO excited for your wedding!!
He didn’t want me to take them…but I couldn’t resist.
He tried to hide from me…but couldn’t escape the clicking shutter.
He was smoking a cigarette…and wanted to keep it a secret.
“Don’t worry,” I said…”I won’t say a thing.”
I don’t have to. Pictures speak more than a thousand words…
May you be able to hide all of your secrets today.
If you have not already read about Seth and Sylia and their first look, I blogged about them here.
Seth and Sylia were married at a quaint little church…the same church that her parents were married in. It was a beautiful ceremony and the church was full of romantic lighting.
Their reception took place at the Little Log Village. This may be one of my all-time favorite reception sites. This village is a collection of historic buildings, monuments, and artifacts which have been “saved” from destruction. This little village is essentially a dream land for photographers. Every nook and cranny contains a unique backdrop. I loved it.
Being the doggie lover that I am, I could not resist their precious little dachshunds…(aka – weiner dogs!). They were the life of the party.
Luckily, before the wedding day, Seth’s old Chevy was fully restored. He brought it out for the day…and I made them pose with it for several pictures…despite his protests on touching the new paint job!
Mmmm……cheesecake! The cheesecake was from Muddy Paws Cheesecake, and it was delicious. Sylia’s mom designed all of the cake platters. I must say…I was extremely impressed…they looked phenomenal.
Once again, I’m breaking a wedding into multiple parts. The reason…I just can’t narrow it down any further! These two are so adorable, the weather on their day was perfect and the clouds were just right. Not to mention, the setting was gorgeous, as was the bride!
Sylia and Seth have a true-love kind of story. Whenever I get to photograph a wedding for high school sweethearts, it makes me melt. There is such a history…and such a wonderful comfort and understanding between the two individuals. Seth knows how to make Sylia smile. All it takes is a simple whisper, or a sweet kiss on the cheek and she is beaming.
Sylia and Seth opted for the First Look. We were blessed to be able to photograph this at Sylia’s parents’ home in Cannon Falls. And what an amazing, beautiful home and lawn they had! It was apparent that her dad had more than perfectly manicured the lawn for their day. In fact, I don’t know that I’ve ever seen such a beautiful lawn (and if you come over to my house, you’ll find a miniature dirt racetrack in my back yard, which my two rambunctious dogs have decided to make…Stella, the frenchie has an acquired taste for hostas…and so, I just gave up on the yard…for now).
On the morning of their wedding day, it rained…leaving the grass lusciously green.