I Did have a new attitude shooting Nweni and Chris’s extremely adorable wedding ! These two were absolutely the BEST ! I was MADLY in love with them from the go-get and instantly gave Nweni the nickname ‘NEW’. Their wedding had so many beautiful elements, starting wit them getting ready at the unique and uber urban boutique Citizen Hotel, and then having their ceremony at the very classic Cathedral. But wait, don’t order yet because then we were off to modern and snazzy Arden Hills where the one and only Fearon May Events had designed them the most gorgeous fall themed wedding reception. My friend Beautiful By Nature did such an amazing job with the flowers to make it all just perfect. And to top it all off My homie Chris from Encore D.j, lighting and Photo booths worked his special brand of magic so they basically had the best day everrrrrrrrr. My favorite part of this wedding was what Chris said to his new wife during their toast, how he would be sure to give her an amazing life as husband and wife ( and that rhymes, so even better ! ) So much beauty, fun and love, truly the whole package.
This was my last wedding of the year and by golly was it a beauty ! Jillian and Ilyan were so stylish, full of life and deeply in love. A blind man could see how much they adored each other and how happy they were to have found each other. Well I was sure elated to be the one shooting their wedding at one my favorite haunts , The Citizen Hotel. One of the things that touched me the most was how this couple had so many loved ones bursting with joy to share their big day. These two lived out of town so folks flew in from all over the United States and many parts of the world for this union.
I was also happy to have two of my favorite vendors there, Visual Impact and Encore Entertainment. It was the best way to end the 2012 wedding season with a big ol WOOOO HOOOO. Thanks again to my lovely and talented second shooter Michelle, I am so blessed to have you working by my side to create beautiful photos !
Yes, I AM posting this wedding closer to their anniversary than their wedding day. These two gifts were married last June when it was supposed to be super sunny but instead they got overcast and the threat of rain. But Jolene and Justin are about the happiest, most fun loving people you will ever meet so it did not hamper their super happy day one bit. I loved their wedding at Morgan Creek Golf Club and loved having my friends from Encore photo booths there capturing some of the fun. There was so much laughter and joy. These two are so very blessed to have found each other ! And I just got word that baby makes 3 as Jolene is with child. That is one Lucky kid that is for SURE !
Here is their day summed up in photos : )
This one is for my friend Lucy : )
BONUS ! A few of their images were published recently in ” I do ” magazine
SHANNON TERRY ! So when one meets Chris Terry of Encore Entertainment and photo booths, one is instantly impressed with the guy ! He is the pretty darn all over fabulous AND kind, warm, giving, great business man, smart, does his job really well and is incredibly likable. One thinks they are at the top of the Terry family experience, until you meet his wife SHANNON TERRY ! This gal is the bomb dignity. I love this girl, breathtaking beauty, smarts, and a sprit that oozes love and warmth. I especially appreciate how she reminds me to focus on the positive and to alway go back to my truth. She is really someone special !!!!
They were married last year, and Shannon LOVED her wedding photos, but Miss Shannon wanted to wear her dress one more time. Mission now accomplished and she can retire that baby with no regrets : )
Shannon is also a make-up artist so that is a big plus, great job on her own make-up
This was the one that made my heart pitter patter the most.
This was also one of my favorite, love the color of those bubbles !
FUN FACT: Shannon met Chris county line dancing ! She danced her way right into his life for GOOD !
Dear BIG PUFFY CLOUDS, thank you SO very much for gracing us with your beautiful presence on Bethany and Austin’s most special day. Also Dustin Whitehead of SARAH MAREN PHOTOGRAPHY, thank YOU for all of your amazing photos this blessed occasion. This wedding rocked my world, Bethany was an uber bride, spunky and cute as humanly possible…and down for some fun times. We went to target and were kicked out like we were criminals : ) They actually threatened to call the cops on us and escorted us out. Lighten up Roseville Target, we were just taking photos.
Austin’s was a dreamboat groom, his grooms men were THE BEST. We went crazy doing TONS of fun silly shots at Lincoln Hills Sun city Orchard Creek Lodge. Then, as if things could get ANY better…we had Chris from Encore Entertainment lighting, photo boothing, and D.j ing. Who could ask for ANY THING more ? Chris is one of my Favorites, he takes his work personally, oh…he WILL get the crowd dancing !
Ahhhh, I could go on for HOURS….but again… I am thinking you would rather see the photos to prove it :
I LOVE this photo soooo very much ! One of my fav’s also : )
So…I am thinking of starting a life with this photo..it just does not get much better than this right ?
Great shot by Dustin Whitehead !
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