Just a head’s up! I might have gotten a little carried away with this blog post.
It went like this: Yesterday, we shot the loveliest wedding in Oklahoma. Today, we took our kids on an epic walk around the University of Arkansas and Dickson Street and, after that, we drove around town to location scout for a super fun water shoot I have planned for next week (and we found the best spot!). Once we came home, the boys sprawled on the couch to play Minecraft, Andrew crashed on the bed in my office (the heat got to him!) and I sat down at my desk, turned on my very favorite Jane Austen adaptation – the 2009 version of Emma! – and started to edit photographs for this blog post and, before I knew it, I was halfway through the third episode of Emma and, instead of editing 10 or 15 photographs, I’d edited so many photographs that picking the sneak peeks for the blog post became, like, way harder to do than usual. And y’all!! I’m so excited to share these!
Jessica and Scott were married on June 20th, 2017 at First Christian Church in Fayetteville with a reception at the Fayetteville OPO and their wedding was so beautiful and so fun and so gosh darn happy that I can’t even take it. These two are so in love and so kind and cheerful and happy (have I mentioned fun and happy yet?) and their wedding was the bee’s knees.
Here’s three things I loved about their spectacular wedding day!
One: This First Kiss
I have taken thousands (tens of thousands? hundreds of thousands?) of kissing photographs over the years but this just-married First Kiss photograph just totally gets me in the feels. Jessica and Scott were surrounded by so many family and friends on their wedding day – there was so much love! – and I love that, when they were pronounced husband and wife, their loved ones were able to stand and support them and their love. It was such an amazing moment and the whole room felt electric.
Two: The Bubbles!
Bubble exits are my favorite because they are so bright and bubbly and lively and happy and also because Andrew and I totally had a bubble exit on our wedding day, too. This one was so fun!!
Three: Jessica and Scott’s First Dance
I keep saying it but Jessica and Scott’s wedding was SO HAPPY and so emotional and full of love and, as expected, their First Dance was incredible. These two just radiate life and I love it so much!
And BONUS! So many of my brides were there!
Kylie, Claire, and Carrie were all at Jessica and Scott’s wedding and it made the day feel like a reunion. ALL of these brides are so amazing and it was so wonderful to see their lives intersect! Jessica was Kylie’s Maid of Honor at her wedding – she even caught the bouquet! – but I had no idea that she grew up with Claire and that Carrie worked with Scott and, while Jessica and Scott’s day would be considered joyous by anyone who stepped into their wedding accidentally, it made the joy of their wedding that much more apparent and amazing and everything.
THANK YOU for having me as your wedding photographer, Jessica and Scott! Y’all are amazing!
And these wedding vendors? They pulled together the perfect wedding!
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal // Tuxes: Menguin Tux // Wedding Rings: Romance Diamond // Flowers: Mary Grace McCauley // Hair: Callie Gephart at Dead Swanky // Makeup: Hannah Simpson at Crown Beauty Bar // Videographer: Michaela Hedges // Catering: Arsaga’s (!!!) // DJ: Thomas Cochran // Wedding Ceremony Venue: First Christian Church in Fayetteville // Officiant: Suzanne Stoner // Reception Venue: The Fayetteville OPO at Fayetteville Square