When you know it’s right, why wait? Adam and Amy met this year on Bumble and things moved very quickly. They tied the knot on Christmas Eve and we had most the family travel to the event. One sibling and his family are stationed in New Jersey and were unable to make it. But thanks to FaceTime and Facebook Live people were able to watch across the country, yay!
Melanie and Joe opened up their home to the wedding. In facts they put in new floors due to the event, so it was a win win.
We shot the family photos before guests arrived. I had a tripod ready so I could stand in for the big group photos. I have photographed the weddings for 3 siblings to date! For a frugal family, I don’t mind volunteering my amazing photography services.
I must have inspired Luke. He found a plastic toy camera and would go around to everyone staying “Cheese” and “Smile for the camera.” He would then show them the back of the camera. He might have a future in photography.
Here is a behind the scenes view of the family photos. It was tight quarters, but we made it work.
Elder Matthew Daniels is serving in Louisiana for on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. So we got creative with an iPad so we could have a full family photo. Elder Daniels also had permission to watch the wedding ceremony over a phone. Matthew had baptized Amy when she joined the church back in September.
It’s the family! Minus Jonathan’s little brood.
I did my best to find the details for the wedding.
Dessert and the wedding cake were cupcakes from Chocolate in Orem.
And before the ceremony I had a few minutes to get the wedding details such as flower petals, rings, ring box, and others.
The family enters the ceremony.
Afton was able to escort her dad down the aisle.
You never know what is going to happen with flower girls. Eve helped Claire as flower girls. Claire spent her time picking up petals and throwing them around the room.
Dad, aka Jim, was able to officiate the ceremony. He is a hospice chaplain and therefor has the ability to officiate wedding ceremonies. When he served as chaplain in the Air Force he did this service regularly. It was fun to watch dad officiate his 2nd son’s wedding.
Always kiss at the end of the recessional.
A few portraits outside of the new bride and groom.
The first dance. We should have made a little more room.
I did get creative with the lighting for the second dance.