Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mr. & Mrs. Hobbs Part 2 {Johnson City Tennessee Wedding Photography}

I told you there would be more blog posts from Doug and Elizabeth's big day! Here is the "Getting Ready" Post. :) The getting ready images are almost always my favorites. Everyone is so excited about the big day and it really shows.

The image below is Elizabeth's sister, Alisa, sewing on one of Elizabeth's wedding gowns. I LOVED how resourceful the Doan family is! There were alterations being made in the hour or so before we started pictures-and not with a safety pin or tape (which is how I would alter something!)-they used real needle and thread! Wesley asked me, "Did that make you wish you could sew?" I won't tell you what my answer was. :)
If you were paying attention earlier, I said "one of Elizabeth's wedding gowns." Yep, she had TWO. What a lucky girl! Elizabeth's grandfather wanted one of the granddaughters to wear her grandmother's wedding dress. She had dreamed of wearing the dress for years, so they were pretty nervous last month when the gown was nowhere to be found. They found it two days (I think) before we did her bridal session! It was in a dry cleaner bag in a box! I was so amazed with how beautiful and well preserved the dress was. Elizabeth's mother and aunt also wore the dress on their wedding days. At the reception, there was a table with pictures of each bride wearing the dress and the story (written by Elizabeth) of the dress.

Chantilly lace. :)While the grown-ups were hustling and bustling around getting ready, the ring bearer and flower girl were taking care of what was most important......PLAYING!

The "booster seat" cracked me up!

Elizabeth's mom crocheted beautiful shawls for each of the girls. They were amazing.

Sisters, mom, and aunt help ready the beautiful bride.
Hope you enjoyed Part 2.
More to come!

Mr. & Mrs. Hobbs {Johnson City Tennessee Wedding Photography}

There was so much that I loved about this wedding -- get ready for several blog posts!
I've known Elizabeth & her family for several years since our families are both in the Hereford business. I was excited when she contacted me about documenting their special day.

You all know how much I love it when couples decide to have a First Look.
This shot was taken after Brittany & I left to give Doug & Elizabeth a few moments alone.

This is a new favorite..........I LOVE this one!
I was pretty excited when I saw this on Doug's Facebook status earlier this week:
"CHECK OUT MY NEW PROFILE PIC!!!!!!! Thank you to Denise!!! Looking forward to seeing more photos!! Everyone check out her work!! I just met her before the wedding... and felt comfortable the whole time throughout the pics... Thanx again!!!"
We do our best to make sure our subjects feel comfortable in front of the camera-I'm glad to know it works!
I loved the images we got from Elizabeth's bridal session on this porch, so we went back there on the wedding day for a few of the couple together.

Elizabeth & Doug, thanks for allowing Brittany & I to document your beautiful day!
Spring Break was this week, so congratulations-all your pictures are finished!
Enjoy your slideshow! (The full gallery will be available later this evening.)
Stay tuned for more images from Doug & Elizabeth's beautiful day! (I know you are waiting in suspense to see all of the reasons why I loved it so much!)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Beautiful Day {Johnson City, Tennessee Wedding Photography}

What was supposed to be a day of thunderstorms turned out to be a beautiful, beautiful day!
We were so thankful for the weather God blessed us with for Candace & Josh's wedding day.
Here's a sneak peek for now. Stay tuned for more and for a full post from Elizabeth & Doug's big day last week.

This first image was captured by Brittany.

I LOVED seeing these two laugh together. :)

Candace was my student teacher in the fall. She asked one of our kindergarteners to be her flag bearer in their wedding. I borrowed him for the ring shots.
This might be my favorite ring shot EVER.
Stay tuned for more!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A few reasons why I LOVED yesterday's wedding {Johnson City Wedding Photography}

A few reasons why I LOVED yesterday's wedding:

1-the beautiful and spring-y are those?!
2-beautiful, handmade shawls made just for these girls by their sweet mom
4-warm, beautiful weather
5-my great second shooter - Brittany- who captured this moment

More to come soon from Doug & Elizabeth's beautiful day!