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Published in the Homeland

November 13, 2013

You may remember back in September I flew to Ireland to shoot the wedding of my bestie, Derval O’Rourke. Actually, not only was I her photographer, but I was also one of her bridesmaids. If your wondering how we managed to pull off that little feat, don’t worry, your not alone. Lets just say I was a potential nominee for the worst bridesmaid award, but favorite to take home the David Copperfield award for most magical photographer. After the wedding, much and all as I would have liked to share tons of images from my friends special day, I had to respect the fact that Derval and her new husband, Peter wanted to keep much of the details and memories of their day private. However, being that Derval and Peter are 2 of Ireland’s top Olympians, Derval for track & field and Peter for sailing, the Irish media was not going to let this sporting couple away with sharing none of the images. So last Saturday my bestfriend and her new husband were the feature of the Irish Examiner’s Weekend Magazine.

I have admit, I completely geeked out when Derval sent me a shot of the magazine cover. There is nothing cooler than seeing an image that you shot appear in a publication, let alone the cover.

The shot as I captured it.

And I believe this shot of a very happy/nervous/excited bride arriving at the church is the photo that accompanied the article within the magazine.

For 2 days prior, the air was thick with signs of Fall. Chilly, overcast with a slight blustery winds blowing up and down the streets of Columbus. However, the morning of Molly and Reed’s wedding, the sun burned through like it was still the tail end of summer. Surrounded by close friends who truly honor who they are and everything they aspire to become, Molly and Reed celebrated a wedding day filled with love from college buddies and long embraces from family members.

Molly and Reed, as a friend I can’t tell you how happy and excited I am for you both, but as a photographer, I was honored to capture such an amazing day. From start to end your day was the embodiment of your care and devotion to each other, but more so, to those around you. I wishes you both many years of happiness.

Proud and beaming mother of the bride.

Love this moment of the bride helping her mom into her amazing dress.

Fabulous!

Loved ALL of Molly’s bridesmaids. Honestly, you couldn’t ask for a better team of girls to have your back on your wedding day.

Molly reading a sweet letter from her future husband.

Some pretty cool transportation.

The ladies, rocking the fierce.

Stunning.

The groom reads a letter from his future wife.

Cigars, very manly.

Reed, the ever dashing groom.

Molly’s dad couldn’t hold back his emotions when he saw his daughter as a bride for the first time.

How cute is this little flower girl? At just 11 months old, baby Tess did an amazing job waddling up the aisle.

Mr & Mrs, finally!

The ladies represent Ohio State.

While shooting out on the Columbus streets, we bumped into another bride and groom who were very much in the party mood and ready to share a shot.

A little veil straightening assistance from a local police man.

The happy couple make their grand entrance.

Father-daughter dance.

Time to party.

Click HERE for more Molly & Reed slideshow

Right from the start they knew this was different. People say you know when its “The One”, when you’ve found your soul mate and for Reagan and Michael, this could not have been more true. In the early days of their relationship life made things a little challenging, Michael’s deployment to Korea (thank god for Skype), Reagan’s months spent studying abroad in Europe (high fives for modern air travel and romantic trips to European cities, including a stop over in Ireland, “holla to the homeland”). Through it all they remained by each others side, both physically and virtually (another shoutout to Skype) because they knew their efforts would one day pay dividends towards a long and happy future together.¬†Finally, last Saturday, that day came.

Reagan and Michael, you are an incredible couple. I cannot begin to find the words to express how much of an honor it was to document your day. You’re both so kind and warm and deserve all of the good things that come your way. I wish you both the happily ever after of your dreams.

During their trip to Ireland Michael bought Reagan a Claddagh ring (traditional Irish ring) that she always wears on her right hand, just like me : )

The style, the details, Reagan’s dress was stunning.

This is how every bride should feel in her wedding dress.

Meanwhile, in the grooms suite.

Final touches before they head out for their First Look.

I was so excited that Reagan and Michael opted to see each other before the ceremony. That little window of time, all to themselves before the craziness of the day really begins, is absolutely priceless. Plus, it gives us the change to capture some absolutely fierce photos. Here Michael waits anxiously as Reagan nervously approaches.

Michael is blown away by Reagan’s fierceness.

Reagan’s sister and awesome maid of honor, Erica slapped on her comfy shoes and walked with us everywhere to make sure her sister looked nothing less then perfect in each shot.

Love this old truck that sits at the entrance to the Farley Plantation.

Workin it Michael.

Absolutely Gorgeous.

When your the bride and groom, why should you have to walk anywhere? Reagan and Michael hitch a ride down to the ceremony site.

Stunning!

Reagan’s team of bridesmaids were ah-mazing. Loved these girls.

Yes, ma’am.

The boys give me their best serious faces.

Great looking group of people.

The groom gets into position.

Followed shortly by the bride and her dad.

I’m not gonna lie, this moment between Reagan and her dad, right before he walked her down the aisle, got me a little misty eyed.

Mother of the bride couldn’t keep it together either.

Neither could the groom. Not a dry eye in the house.

“You may kiss your bride”

Waaahoo, Mr & Mrs

So glad I captured this moment right after the ceremony.

First dance.

Father daughter dance.

To see even more Reagan & Michael wedding day fierceness CLICK HERE FOR SLIDESHOW

Happy Monday

February 10, 2013

Happy Monday! I’m kicking off the week with a sneak peak of the fabulous couple I got spend my Saturday capturing. More fierceness from their stunning wedding later this week. Congratulations Reagan and Michael.

Katherine & Drew – Wedding

December 18, 2012

Her energy is infectious, her smile radiant and her sheer love for life and living it in the moment and to its fullest is what makes Katherine beautiful inside and out. She is rainbows and unicorns on a dull, wet, overcast day. And Drew, Drew is exactly the same. From our very first meeting over a year ago, this adorable couple have been burst-out-of-their-skins ready to be married. And finally, FINALLY, last Saturday on a fabulous festive December day in Atlanta, on the arm of her proud father, Katherine at last took her much anticipated walk down the aisle towards her future husband Drew.

Neither Katherine or Drew could contain their joy and excitement, and once the vows had been exchanged and the rings securly placed on each finger, Katherine bounced excitely from foot to foot waiting for the preitst to say those magic words, the words that would seal the deal, “you may kiss the bride“, and seal it they did, to great cheers and applause from the gathered crowd.

Katherine and Drew, I can’t find the right words to express how happy I am for you both, but also how happy I am for me to have been the lucky photographer who got to capture your story. I wish you all the happiness in the world and hope you’re enjoying you time in Cancun .

For her walk down the aisle, Katherine wore the exact same shoes her mother wore 36 years previous when she married Katherine’s dad.

Prep-time

Half made up and with her hair still in rollers, Katherine was still, flawless.

Love this moment Katherine finally got to see her finished hair and make-up.

Dress time.

Both Katherine and Drew decided to do a First Look which made me so happy. Not only does this give them a few stolen moments together, away from the craziness of the day, but it also gives me a opportunity to capture those timeless moments of joy and emotion expressed by a bride and groom when they get to see each other for the first time on their wedding day. Here Drew gets himself into position to see his bride.

A nervous and excited Katherine approaches.

Waiting patiently for that tap on the shoulder that lets him know he can turn around.

Katherine shows Drew her fierceness from all angles.

James Bond handsome.

Stunning!

The bridal bouquet was wrapped in lace from Katherine’s grandmothers wedding dress.

That infectious smile.

This little guy almost stole the spotlight from the groom.

Its hard work waiting for a wedding ceremony to begin.

As I waited for the bridesmaids to begin their walk down the aisle, I turned just in time to capture this moment between Katherine and her dad as they waited together in the bridal suite.

Time to go party.

First dance.

Proud parents of the bride.

During the reception the bride & groom and I stole away to capture a few more fierce shots.

Roaming the Atlanta streets.

Back to the party and busting out the moves Gangnam Style

Exiting to a shower of bubbles.

One last hug for dad.

To see more photos from Katherine & Drew’s wedding CLICK HERE FOR SLIDESHOW.