I can’t wait to gush over how incredible this West Branch wedding was! Sarah, from ElizaJean Photography, hired me to second shoot this wedding for her this summer. We arrived at a private residence overlooking a small body of water and gorgeous woods. The tent was set up on one part of the lawn and across the way the ceremony location overlooked the water.
The groom, Kevin, finished up getting ready and took the trail out to a nearby party of the forest in preparation for the couple’s first look. The bride, Ashley, finished up getting into her dress, a dress that was worn by her mother years ago. She had the dress alternated slightly and it looked absolutely incredible on her. Their first look was very private and filled with love and laughter. The couple embraced the woods (and all the bugs that came along with it) before heading to meet up with their bridal party. The groomsmen looked sharp in their suspenders and the bridesmaids rocked their array of colorful dresses.
Their ceremony was short, but oh so sweet. Afterwards guests were invited to dive into the popcorn bar and enjoy a refreshment before dinner. During that time I recruited a few kids, playing along the shore, to find me a frog to use for the ring shot. And boy, they find a perfect one. It was a thrill to capture. After dinner and a few dances the couple was borrowed away for a couple minutes. The sun was setting as the newlyweds rowed out into the water. Those photos are some of my favorites from the day.
Thanks again to the couple and to Sarah for all the joy that day. The entire wedding was a delight to capture. Enjoy!
Yes, that is a REAL frog! He/she knows how to pose for the camera, haha.