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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Melanie and Joseph ~ May 7, 2011

 Words cannot express just how thrilled we are that Melanie and Joe chose us to be their wedding photographers.  Maybe it seems odd that we, the photographers, get excited over the couple's shots, but we really do!  Melanie and Joe have been together for a while, but you wouldn't know it ... this beautiful couple was just beaming on their wedding day.  And every time they looked at their adorable little boy, their eyes lit up even more so.  It must be that love among the three of them that's inspired us.  We're so pleased to have been part of their memories and can only hope we've done justice to their beauty in our photography.

We absolutely love Melanie's choice of gown (from Pronuptia Bridals).  And we think the designer, Maggie Sottero, should have paid Melanie for wearing it --  she wore it so well!

Melanie's hair, as well as her bridesmaids',  was styled by a past bride of ours, Melissa Angers of Divine Day Spa ... so you see, a happy client brings many rewards even years later.  Word of mouth and referrals are the backbone of our business.  The bouquets and flower arrangements were created by friend of the family Becky Arbella, who also officiated at the ceremony as Justice of the Peace.

So let's review the day ...

We just love this shot of Melanie assisting her mother Pamela with her pearl necklace.  They are both so pretty!

Pre-ceremony portraits were taken in the bride's parents' yard ... in between the little mist that threatened ... but the results were worth it!  Melanie's dress was so gorgeous we just had to shoot front and back, and even play with the results post-production for a different effect.

Joseph's mother made the wedding cake herself, (what an awesome gift!) creating and placing dozens of cascading roses down the cake's side in varying shades of turquoise to match the theme!  The adorable cake topper "Promise" is by Willow Tree.  She did a fantastic job!

We just loved the derby/bowler hats worn by the groomsmen.  Totally classy!  This 'junior' groomsman seemed to really enjoy his role!

And the father of the bride transported her in his classic white '64 Chevy Impala.  Even the car's interior was a beautiful soft turquoise -- how cool is that?!

The short-lived rain showers couldn't put a damper on this afternoon; the rain drops actually added an interesting effect to this shot of our bride arriving to the ceremony.

The flower girl, Melanie's niece, was a bit shy at first but soon began to enjoy feeling like a princess!

Here's a shot of the gals taking one last breather before the bridal procession.

Post-ceremony we were able to take the bridal
party and families outside for formal portraits ... timing was right on target!  Here's a touching moment between Joseph and his son looking oh so handsome (both of them!)

Notice how our little ring bearer has his trusty roll of sweet tarts ready in case he should need them?

And we had to include this shot here for you of the traditional father-daughter dance -- our flower girl has now really gotten into the swing of the reception and is helping to document the event with her camera.

Our couple enjoys a good laugh during the garter removal and toss ... it's so fine watching two people in love!

Thank you Melanie and Joe for this fabulous opportunity to share in your joy!


  1. Love the raindrops on the window shot! Very nice work you two! :)

  2. Thanks Melissa! Coming from a professional like yourself, that means A LOT!