Melissa & Bart’s Wedding

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

We traveled up to Hopkinsville, KY for Melissa & Bart’s wedding this past Saturday. The weather was a touch gray and brisk, but that didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits… particularly not the little flower girl who greeted us in the getting ready room. A wedding photojournalist couldn’t ask for better material than her jump-rope practice in front of the bride’s hanging gown. Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church was lovely, with beautiful light inside and many gorgeous details. The couple chose to have a “first glance” before the wedding, and Daniel did a beautiful job of capturing that moment up at the altar.

I think shots like the portrait on the rock, and behind the rail make it clear that Melissa was a stunning bride, so no more needs be said about that. ;)

There was a very poignant moment with Melissa and her bridesmaids just before the ceremony, where the girls had chosen pieces of scripture to help Melissa as she prepared to become a married woman. They prayed together, and then shared one last hug. You can see Melissa trying valiantly to fight off a tear as she embraced these women that mean so much to her.

My favorite shot of the day is the atmospheric view of their first dance, under the Japanese lanterns. Most of the guests were clustered around the space heaters just outside the tent, so this angle conveys a sense of intimacy and ambiance to the shot that I really love.

Thank you for making me a part of your day guys! You were a total joy to work with, and I hope that you love these images and that they bring back memories for decades to come.

If you would like to register to see the complete wedding gallery when it is released, please click on the link for
Melissa & Bart’s Wedding Gallery.

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