After spending time with Charlie and Amy as a couple during their engagement session, I could hardly wait to celebrate them on their wedding day. They are the kind of people you can't help but smile when you're with them. Let me tell you, their wedding day was perfect. Not only was everything beautiful, but there was so much joy between them and their loved ones. I am so excited to share these highlights with you all!
DETAILS & BRIDAL SUITE
Before we jump to the images, I wanted to share a copy of the timeline we had planned for Amy and Charlie's wedding. It was a 10 hour wedding day that included a first look. Creating a beautiful wedding gallery depends greatly on your day of timeline and too often I see couples miss out on photo opportunities because there wasn't enough time.
If you're investing in a wedding photographer, it's because these memories are precious to you. It's important to not only schedule enough time for your photographer to capture everything, but to also allow time for adjustments if things run behind schedule - which they often do (even at my own wedding!)
Because we had built in a margin of extra time between activities, my team was able to get all the pictures we needed when things ran behind. We were able to capture detail shots, document pre-ceremony memories, and still have enough time to get in ALL of the portraits before the ceremony started. If we had to wait until after the ceremony, we wouldn't have had the beautiful light and colors you see in the images below.
1:00 PM Rivers Light Photography Arrives/ Begin Photographing Details & Getting Ready Pictures
2:30 PM Bride Gets Dressed/Groom Gets Dressed
3:00 PM First Look with Father
3:15 PM Bride & Groom First Look & Portraits
4:15 PM Wedding Party Portraits
5:00 PM Family Portraits
5:30 PM Bride in Hiding/Photograph Untouched Ceremony & Reception
6:00 PM Ceremony
6:30 PM Sunset Newlywed Portraits/Signing the Marriage Certificate
6:45 PM Reception
10:55 PM Private Last Dance
11:00 PM Sparkler Exit
FATHER FIRST LOOK
First look with dad will always be one of my favorite moments!
I think one of my favorite details that Charlie had was his feather bow tie! So unique!
THE FIRST LOOK/PORTRAITS
I can't help but smile when I look through these images and remember how excited they were to see one another.
WEDDING PARTY PORTRAITS
When you have a couple as authentic and fun as Charlie and Amy, you know their wedding party is going to be a blast to work with! I loved seeing the joy this wedding party had in celebrating with these cuties.
Family portraits will always be an important part of my workflow. They make wonderful gifts for parents and grandparents too!
This wedding was nothing short of a celebration! Guests danced and laughed all night!
I love when couples enjoy a private last dance while their guests line up for the exit.
I also want to give recognition to some of the amazing vendors we worked with:
Planner: Devoted Events
Photographer: Rivers Light Photography
Videographer: Hit the Lights Productions
Cookies: Hello Sweeties (Amy's Sister!)
Catering: El Canton Firewood Pizzeria
Cake: Million Cakes