i loved them the night i met them. she’s a sweet beauty, he’s the hysterical love of her life, and you can’t help but want to spend more time with them. they’re perfect for one another, and everything about their wedding day matched the perfection of their love.
one of the many reasons i’m so happy that amy and hunter are married now is that i can finally post some of the photos from amy’s bridal session. we shot at the same amazing location as we did for their engagement session, and it was hard not to tear up when i saw amy as a bride for the first time. i love this precious girl…and i love her dress and shoes!
but gorgeous as they are, put amy in them and they suddenly transform into breathtaking.
when i arrived at altadena valley presbyterian church on her wedding day saturday, amy was taking care of some last-minute finishing touches.
as i went to get hunter and place him for their first look together, my fabulous second-shooter, anna, captured this last photo of amy getting ready to see her groom…
and this beauty of her walking to where he was waiting for her.
brides, if you haven’t considered a first look before the ceremony, i would strongly suggest it. it’s absolutely my favorite part of the day! intimate, sweet, exciting, teary…more emotion than i could possibly write about gets wrapped up in those moments between a bride and groom. on this particular day, amy was giddy with excitement and hunter simply couldn’t take his eyes off of his gorgeous bride.
and back to amy’s dress for a second…it had pockets, people! (another anna special)
before i go much farther, i just have to chat a bit about amy’s bridesmaids. it’s so obvious why amy asked these particular girls to stand with her on her wedding day. they’re loving, encouraging, funny, and beautiful – all around fabulous!!
amy and hunter officially joined their lives together in a sweet marriage ceremony performed by amy’s grandfather, and then it was off to swann lake stables for their incredibly beautiful reception.
neillie and katherine of mariee ami put in countless hours to ensure that amy and hunter’s wedding day was perfect. they’re incredibly easy to work with, they have an amazing eye for detail, and their talent shone brightly as the sun set over the stables. thank you, ladies, for making my job so easy!!
i can think of two people who were particularly thrilled with the perfection of the day.
amy and hunter, my life is richly blessed by having you in it, and i’m so thankful that i was able to share in the first day of your new life together. much love to you both!!