Happy Golden 30th Birthday Sarah!

Category: Portraits | March 6th, 2017

What could be better than celebrating a special birthday? When I told Sarah my plan for a fun smash the cake type photo shoot she jumped on board. I sent her a few of my ideas and we even included her cute dog Gadget -who I met at her engagement session. (I love this dog!) A big thanks to her friends who helped with makeup and hair and as well as testing the light, holding the reflector, calling the dog and zipping up her shoes backwards and upside down- shew I put these girls to work! But we had snacks and wine so it was so much fun! Sarah I hope you enjoy these sneak peek photos!

It was so great to get to know these two as a couple. This was the first time I was able to meet Dan. I loved that the couple was wiling to hike to some of my favorite spots for photos. The natural wooden bridge, an old overgrown boardwalk next to little pond and a tree with incredible roots – they were the perfect natural background for their photos. We chased the soft golden hour lighting and it made the perfect natural hair light. (And also separated them from their backgrounds if you want to get technical – ha) Thanks Gretchen and Dan for exploring with me and making your session so much fun!

During the ceremony the bride’s aunt brought up that Tracy’s nickname was the Grecian Goddess. I love all of the little Greek touches throughout the wedding day. The ivy and olive leaves, the mini olive oil jar favors and to the surprise of the couple – receiving a dowry of golden (chocolate) coins. It was so fun to see everything come together. The Oscar Event Center looked incredible with the blue and white colors. And the dessert table with treats from Nothing Bundt Cakes was too cute. The wedding celebration continued with lots of great dancing. One of my favorite parts of the day was seeing the couple so happy after being pronounced husband and wife! And I loved seeing them enjoying their first dance together. Congratulations Tracy and Andrew, we are so happy for you two! Thank you for inviting us to document your celebration.