Saturday, July 12, 2008

Karen and Mike's wedding

Karen and Mike's wedding

Karen and Mike got married at Summit where her family has gone for years. I had never been there and was stunned by how beautiful it is. They met on the football field at Summit and the rest is history. When I met Karen, I knew right away that she was someone with a big heart. When she talked about Mike and how they met and how their relationship evolved, she couldn't help but smile - a BIG smile. These two are perfect together. I couldn't wait for their wedding and now that it is over, I wish we could do it all again! Anyway ... here we are with some photographs from their wedding day ...

The girls got ready at Summit and I photographed their every move ...

Here are the dresses all hanging ready to be put on ...
Then we hung up Karen's dress to be photographed ...
One of the bridesmaids sitting in the makeup chair ...
the shoes and Karen's bracelet ...
a few shots of the girls getting ready ...
Karen getting her nose powdered ... literally!
Nancy working her magic ...
Another bridesmaid arrives!
The little flower girl was SO cute!
Karen checking out her makeup ...
I loved Karen's bouquet ...
She had photos of all of her grandparents hanging from her bouquet so that they were with her all day!
Karen's mom puts on her necklace ...
I liked the symmetry of this shot ... with Karen's mom on one side and Karen on the other ...
Karen (photographer) was busy photographing the guys while I was with the girls. Here are a couple of her shots ...
Mike reading Karen's card to him ...
Then ... we lost one. Zonked out.
the girls finish getting ready ...
so they could all help Karen get into her dress ...
Here is a shot of Karen through the door to her room and a reflection of her parents talking in the hallway ...
Here is me getting my program for the ceremony :)
Mike sees Karen for the first time that day ...
I love this shot of Karen's dad looking over at her as they passed me ... so cute!

I loved the light hitting the girls during the ceremony ...
The new Mr and Mrs!!!
leaving the church ...
the football field where they met!
the cake ...
entering the reception ...
their first dance was to this song ...
just an interesting first dance shot ...
some toasts ...
a dance with his daughter ...
a dance with her son ...
a quick portrait of the couple outside the reception site ...
Karen's friends ...
Don't ask ... because I certainly have no idea. But it IS funny.
Then the dancing began ...
They were serenaded during the reception by one of thier friends ...
Mike's friends ...
and a quick shot before we headed home ...

Karen and Mike, I wish you both a lifetime of happiness. Thank you so much for a wonderful day!!!

A big thank you to Karen for helping me out and for being so great to work with!

SLIDESHOW

4 comments:

kemonty said...

NEYSA!!! We love them!!! I checked this morning to see if any were up but I had to wait ALL DAY until Mike got home so we could look at them together. They are fantastic!!!! We are so happy!

neysaruhl said...

Yay!!! I just got home from the wedding I shot today and saw your comment! I'm so glad you love them. Your CDs are on their way!!

Barb Trimble said...

They are great! Summit is such an amazing place. I was stunned by how beautiful it was when I was there for a game. Love the ones after the ceremony.

Chantel said...

I really love these photos, especially the vintage feel of the first couple in this post. What type of actions did you use for them? So amazing!