Guys! It’s officially one week from when I get to do this whole wedding thing that I’ve documented for 8 years! Wow! It’s hard to wrap my brain around!
I just had to post a wedding blog today, and what better wedding to share with you all than that of Samantha & James…actually they go by Sammy & Jamie and this should be your first hint of how awesome these two are! Their entire wedding was bursting with incredible moments! I seriously had the most difficult time choosing my favorites to share.
They both got ready & were married in Fairmont United Methodist Church where Jamie’s family have been long time members. Churches don’t always offer the nicest getting ready spots for brides & grooms so it makes me have to think outside the box. Luckily this church had a fantastic ( I have a strange definition of fantastic) basement meeting area with beautiful light streaming in through the windows. We shuffled some things around and it make for the perfect getting ready spot for Sammy.
I’m so glad these two chose to do a first look because it was so unexpected for all of us. Both Sammy & Jamie are super goofy and they didn’t think they would cry. However, when Jamie turned around to see his Love he couldn’t stop himself. It was one of the most beautiful first looks I’ve yet to photograph despite what Jamie may think…;)
Then you gotta love the “surprise” first kiss at the ceremony. Even though Jamie told Sammy that he would dip her, she apparently never fully believed him, so when he did she was completely shocked! They walked down the isle laughing and it was so perfect!
AAAND during their NC State University Club reception Jamie surprised Sammy with this hilarious lip sync video of all the places he had been that year. It was brilliant, hilarious, and so thoughtful. Still one of my favorite things I’ve witnessed at a wedding to date!
The day continued with moments like all of these, some incredibly sweet and beautiful, others where you just wanted to laugh and laugh until tears leaked out. It was such a perfect reflection of Sammy & Jamie’s personalities and I had so much fun documenting it all! Thank you to both Sammy & Jamie for choosing me for this fantastic day! I love you both!