Don & Jenna

I had met with Jenna about a year ago and we hit it off right away.  Soon after she booked me we completed an engagement session and began discussing the wedding.  We kept in touch every couple of weeks regarding details, image ideas, hairstyles, etc.  It was awesome.  I always appreciate and savior when one of my brides feels so comfortable with me that she wants to share her life with me.  I urge all brides to do this with their photographers.  Because I have said it before, and I will say it again— we are the ONLY person that is literally within 10 feet of you for the ENTIRE day =)

I was so happy to see Jenna again on her wedding day.  She looked so beautiful when she opened the door to her family home to welcome me in.  I began shooting the dress and all of her accessories.  There was a spectacular green chair in one of the rooms.  I had to utilize that.  It’s not every day that you have something so bold to use as a backdrop to the shoes.  There was so much energy in the home that it was not hard for me at all to get some good photojournalistic shots— my favorite.

The ceremony was so pretty.  There was fabric strung everywhere.  One thing that Jenna did that I thought was a FABULOUS idea, was that she used fabric to block off the inner aisle.  She had told me that this was so that guests would not step out and be in the way of Donnie’s sight of her as she walked down the aisle.  HOW SWEET!!!!  On a photographic note**** this is a very good idea for pictures as well.  If people can’t step out into the aisle you (I) have less chance of them in my pictures when I’m trying to focus on the bride and groom.

After a lavender toss we headed to the Southpointe Golf Club.  This is a very nice venue.  Unfortunately, there was a storm a-brewing and we were only able to get a few shots outside.  Jenna’s mom had made her 10′ veil.  After photographing it blowing in the wind it literally slipped right out of Jenna’s hair.  BUT, with her cat-like reflexes she caught it!!! HA HA… I was impressed.

The most amazing image from the day is the image below with Jenna and her father at the reception.  Her father had fallen ill a couple of days before the wedding and there was a chance he wasn’t going to be able to make it.  Prayers were answered and he was able to attend.  During the father-daughter dance there was a slideshow playing of the two.  My second shooter was able to get two amazing shots that I think are breathtaking.

I had an amazing time.  I love Jenna and Donnie and I am so thankful that they selected me to photograph their day!!!

***Please select slideshow below to view entire preview***

  1. Kathi Marks says:

    Amber, I love this small taste of the masses of photos you said you took and can’t wait to see the rest. It’s lovely to have on film the happiest day of my life. Her daddy was so ill, but it was a blessing he could be home from the hospital for those few hours to make these very precious memories for her and the rest of us. Jenna and Donnie are going to love them – hope they took a laptop on the honeymoon.

  2. Jenna & Donnie says:

    Amber –
    There are no words. We are so, so, so happy with the pictures that are above and we can’t wait to see the rest of them. We knew our wedding pictures would be beautiful when we saw our engagement photos, but we’re overwhelmed. 🙂

    Thank you so much!!!

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