When I met Abby, we were both dance majors at YPAS - the performing arts magnet of duPont Manual High School in Louisville, KY. She came into the program the year after I did and I quickly noticed she was different from a lot of the other girls. She was mature beyond her age and a little weird and sarcastic and quick witted, not to mention a strong and beautiful dancer. All the things I look for in a friend. Even though we didn't stay close over the years after YPAS, I felt a kinship with her from the beginning so to get the call to photograph her wedding was SO exciting. I got to meet Miran for the first time over a Skype session and the three of us could have talked for hours. As you will see below, especially in their first dance photos, they are a perfect match for one another and I couldn't be happier for them.
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As you may have noticed, I haven't blogged any images in a long time. Sadly, it is the one thing that gets bumped from my to-do list when I'm pressed for time. My clients will always come before blogging and updating social media. That being said, I'm feeling very good about being caught up on edits and emails and I am so excited to share what I've been working on over the past 6 months!
This is Stephanie and George's wedding from May of 2014. It was one for the record books. It was an all day marathon of gorgeous details and excited energy. Thanks to an old southern wedding tradition, we had beautiful weather. It is believed that to ensure a rain-free wedding day, a full bourbon bottle must be buried, upside down, at the site of your wedding for exactly one month. That bottle should be dug up and consumed on the day of your wedding. Praise the bourbon gods once again! Stephanie and George also had a not-so-traditional wig party at the end of the night that can only be described in images. I cannot say enough kind words about these two and I hope you enjoy their wedding day images as much as I do.
Adam and Katelyn are SO fun and adorable and I want to be best friends with them and I loved every single detail of their event.
They planned a beautiful wedding on East Beach, here in Santa Barbara, with a reception at the Cabrillo Pavillion Arts Center. A color palette of pale pink, grey and white looked stunning against the coastline backdrop. Florals and decorative elements by Shannon Neels made the day feel so personal and lavish.
At the reception, Katelyn and Adam's 15-person wedding party and Rembrandt, an energetic live band from LA kept the dance floor packed all night, playing everything from Michael Jackson to Beyonce to Journey. I'll let you guess which of those three I captured in the last few dance floor images of this post.
I actually cannot stop myself from dancing when good music is playing. My body involuntarily moves to a beat, so I was doing a lot of dance photographing at this wedding. It's the latest in photographic techniques :)
I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!
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