Ryan and Jordan were married on May 19th, with a ceremony and reception at the Armstrong Farms at the Westminster Preserve.
This was the kind of wedding I love to photograph: everyone was laid-back and relaxed and really enjoying themselves. That’s perfect for those genuine wedding images, because a more relaxed atmosphere means you aren’t smiling through all the stress of the day—you’re smiling because you’re having fun and enjoying the wedding!
It’s a good thing that everyone was so easygoing, too, because we had a small hiccough in the plans when the skies opened up and poured rain on us before the ceremony. Lizzy, my associate photographer and second shooter, and I had managed to get some great shots of everyone getting ready beforehand, and, determined to keep up that streak, we followed the group as we all redirected to the barn, where there would have been dancing later anyway. Jordan wasn’t even fazed! And the rain even cleared up for just long enough to give us an amazing double rainbow when it started up again—surely a sign of good luck and great things to come!
Despite the rain, we had so many chances to get excellent photos together. I especially loved the night shot, though I’m partial to night shoots because I get to be a touch more creative. But Jordan’s willingness to run with anything meant there was no way we wouldn’t get those amazing shots, too!
Watching Jordan walk down the aisle with her dad was a real treat, too. Just look at the photo! Everyone there that day got swept up in the emotion of that moment. I still smile looking back at this picture.
Jordan & Ryan, thank you for having me along to photograph your wedding. I was at the REAL royal wedding that day. Thanks also to Westminster for letting us use your brand new tent!
Dress Designer and Shop Purchased: Exquisite Bride
Suit/Tux Shop: Top Hat Tuxedos
Hairstylist: Salon Magnolia — Joe
Makeup Artist: Veiled Complexions
DJ/Entertainment/Live Band: Blue Diamond
Venue: Armstrong Farms
Officiant: Bob Nadzam
Florist: Julie James Design