Hi everyone! I can't tell you how excited I am to share this blog post for the wedding of Aaron and Rachael. Having known the father of the bride, Randy, for many years now, I knew what a great and fun wedding this would be before I was even hired. Over the years I got to know Randy and his family through our restaurant Stamper's in Fairview Park. I feel so fortunate that I could play such a huge role in this special day for Rachael and Aaron and both of their families. It was a great time had by all!
Here are some prep shots of the gorgeous Rachael...
From full blown cowboy get-ups to crazy cool tattoos, there was so much style to this wedding. Even the makeup artist had some sweet tats!
The mother of the bride, Tami, has amaaaazing hair. No extensions people...that is for real!
Before the wedding, my photog partner Karen went to photograph the guys while I stayed with the girls.
Rachael and Aaron chose to do a reveal before the wedding. I'm really starting to enjoy the idea of a reveal. Seeing each other before the ceremony is a very special and intimate moment for the bride and groom, especially because of how quickly the day goes by. These next two photos are my favorite of the day...
The ceremony was very touching. Chairs and photographs were placed amongst guests for loved family members who have passed. Such a great reminder that they may not be physically with us on earth, but are still with us in spirit. Here are a few from Karen's view...
Here come's the beautiful bride!
I'm very proud of the next two photos, because they were taken by my wonderful hubby/trusty assistant. The perfect first kiss as Mr. and Mrs!
Back to Karen... the next five were taken from her excellent eye. Let the party begin!
First dance as husband and wife. :)
I always tear up when it comes to the father/daughter dance. This is one proud papa.
Yeeee-haw! This mother/son dance was loaded with FUN!
Can you guess what's about to happen?
That's right. A shirtless toast! Only the most fabulous toast I've ever witnessed from a best man and the groomsmen!
Karen and I were able to sneak the bride and groom away during the reception for the next two photos...
Karen was manning the photo booth for some ultra fun saloon photos.
Later in the evening, Aaron and one of his groomsmen decided it was time for a shootout...
I think the groom won. :)
Thank you Aaron and Rachael for letting me be a part of your wonderful day! Cheers to a happy life filled with many more adventurous and meaningful memories!