Thursday, August 7, 2008

Holly & Billy!!

Back on June 28th I had the absolute honor of photographing Holly & Billy's Affirmation of vows. You see back in April (I think) of 2007, Billy & Holly were married in a private ceremony in the living room of their home in North Carolina shortly before Billy was to be deployed to Afghanistan.

Fast forward to June 28, 2008 and they were able to affirm their vows in Holly's church in front of all their friends and family and then celebrate with them late into the night with a big party! I actually heard there was an after reception party, but I don't know many details about that only that her bridesmaid Samantha was quite hung over the next day when I saw her at her neice's birthday party!


I had only met Holly prior to the wedding but I knew I would love Billy when I read through his responses on my "all about you..." questionnaire that I send to all of my couples. When I asked "What do you do for a living?", his answer was simple, "I'm a hero".

Now, onto the pictures!

The forecast called for rain but this is about as bad as the weather got in Manassas that day!

Pretty dress & shoes:

The gorgeous Holly & her stunning bridesmaids! You may recognize Samantha from her wedding in April. Whats with me and blond brides and Marine grooms?! ;)

This shot was taken by the amazing Kate Triano who came along and shot with me for a few hours that day! I can not stress enough how great it is to have a second photographer at the wedding. It allows for so many more great shots, especially of the guys who often get neglected while we are focused on the bride getting ready.

The very handsome Billy taking advantage of the chalkboard in the preschool room the guys got ready in:

Another shot by Kate. Isn't this the Captain Morgan Spiced Rum thing? Too funny!

Another favorite by Kate. There just are no words for this shot!

A few shot's I loved from the ceremony:

After the ceremony we got to sneak off and take some nice romantic shots. This first one I just got as a 16x24 canvas wrap and let me just say... WOW WOW WOW soooooo beautiful!

I love capturing people taking pictures of themselves!

mmmmm cake!

Can't forget the ring shot!

I adore these two shots of their first dance:

They had an adorable slideshow that they played for their guests before dinner and this shot just made me get all teary eyed (I believe it was when he got back from Afghanistan):

There were plenty of drinks flowing that night:

I had a blast guys! Thank you for letting me be a part of such a special day in your lives!

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