Friday, April 13, 2012

Josh and Amanda's Wedding, Part 1... Getting Ready

Before I start...I wasn't "the wedding photographer", the professional pictures were done by Shots By Cheyenne, with an assistant, Hannah McDerman of Hannah Mac Photography. They were amazing, and super sweet about me running around with my camera, and I had fun chatting with them, too. I loved taking photos...but I totally know why photogs get paid "the big bucks" to do weddings! It is so hard to get decent shots in dimly lit churchs, organize the family for group shots, be ready for the important moments... It takes an incredible amount of knowledge, skill, and planning to do a proper job, and that doesn't even count the many hours they spend editing the photos after the wedding. I just wanted to capture some fun (hopefully decent) shots for my scrapbooks, and learned some things about wedding photography along the way. But enough about me, you are here to see the pictures, and hear about the wedding, right?
 We all know that weddings take a ton of planning, nail appointment, hair appointments, etc, etc, etc.. and then, of course, you have to find the Perfect Dress:

Close Up of the gorgeous embroidery and beading on the back:

And I must tell you, her dress was a dream! Ruffles, rhinestones...and it fit her like a glove! She did her own makeup:
 Even though her phone kept going off, lol :
She wore my Gran's pearl earrings:
After she was ready, she sat down to read a letter from my brother:
It made her cry and laugh at the same time:
Her Mom helped dry her tears:
So I ran downstairs to get some shots of Josh and Porter getting ready:
He is going to be such a good daddy to this precious little man!I am so proud of my "little" brother!

I liked the reflection in this shot:
I took a moment to snap a photo of my mom and dad while we waited for the ceremony to begin:
And... you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see the ceremony photos! If you've made it this far, I would love to know what you think, so please leave a comment...they make my day!


  1. Enjoyed the beautiful pictures! Congrats to Josh and his lovely wife. Loved the pic of your parents. Hello to all from Clark and LaTrisa Presson!

    1. Thank you! Waving hello! I haven't talked to you guys in forever!Hope you are doing well!

  2. Wonderful details on that absolutely stunning dress. You did a fabulous job with all your photos, especially with capturing their story.

  3. very pretty pictures, I love her curls in her hair. just so. if you know what i mean. details are everything.

  4. These are wonderful - I quite like the one with the reflection too.

  5. The dress is positively beautiful. The first shot of your brother and his son wow touching.

  6. What a gorgeous bride and dress!! Love the details you captured!

  7. Great job, Margie!!! They are all so good...would have a hard time selecting a fav. Agree with you about the dress and the "reflection" shot. Looking forward to the next segment! :)
    Debby Anderson

  8. wonderful pics, Margie! Love all of you and happy for Joshua!