Do you know when you meet somebody and it’s like there’s a little tickle in your mind, like you know that person, even if you KNOW you’ve just met? That was how it started when I met Christin. Aside from our chats online and emails, we never met until the morning of the wedding. I remember walking in with my second shooter, Steph, remarking at how funny it was that I didn’t even know what she looked like! Then we met, and that tickle started…why did I feel like I knew her?? About an hour in, it dawned on me. Christin is ONE of those people that when you meet her, you are already GREAT friends. You realize that if you had known her as a little kid, you’d have played hopscotch together, you’d have swapped friendship bracelets, been pen pals when you were away at camp. But I didn’t get to meet her until her wedding day–which is truly my loss! No matter, though, I might not have swapped friendship bracelets with her, but I count her as my new old friend and I was SO honored to photograph her wedding day!
The same was true of Corey, when he met her. Thanks to the alphabet, they found themselves sitting next to each other in school…and the rest, as they say, is history!
We spent the morning in a conference room in the hotel, getting ready. This has been a recent trend I can TOTALLY get behind–snagging a conference room at your hotel means SO much more room for getting ready and being together! And I loved walking in and knowing exactly who those bridesmaids were!
When you spend all that time sitting in a chair, sometimes you need to stand up and stretch your legs. When standing isn’t an option, you do THIS:
If only I could recall what was so funny…but whatever it was, it had these girls in stitches!! one of my faves from the day!
It’s true. When you bring us in to shoot your wedding, there is a chance your wedding dress will hang from a tree. Consider yourself warned.
While I was finishing with the girls, Steph went to Corey’s room, where he and his guys were getting ready!
Love the simplicity and the light in this one…nice capture, Steph!
Christin is a school teacher, and I can only imagine how awesome she is. Watching her interact with her nieces and nephew, you can just tell that she has a real connection to the little people in her life. I am sure that makes her an incredible teacher, and will certainly make her an AWESOME mom!!
GORGEOUS mother of the bride!! Just gorgeous!!
These girls did one of the COOLEST things ever…they set this photo up and texted this photo to Corey as they were headed to the ceremony! Ten points to the bridesmaids!!
And we were off to the ceremony at the always amazing Rivermill at Dover Landing!
This is the 21st century, people. Some of us read vows directly from our iPhones.
After the ceremony ended, we dashed into the center of Dover for some quick pics in the late afternoon October sunlight…so beautiful!
TELL ME this isn’t one of the best looking bridal parties in the history of weddings…I mean, are you kidding me here??
Christin, you seriously knocked my socks off, you were SO beautiful!!
Yep, we totally did a group shot at the bar by the reception. And don’t worry, world, I got one too!!
Glowsticks for the super-fun first dance, and very appropriate for the song! Can you guess what it was?
The toasts were sweet and funny, and only interrupted once.
I am not sure I have ever been to a wedding where there was more dancing! The floor was PACKED from start to finish!! DJ Nate Downs knows how to keep the party hopping!!
And THEN…it was Paradise by the Dashboard Light. CLASSIC. And EVERYONE got in on the dancing!!
Christin and Corey, THANK YOU for bringing me along on the amazing ride that was your wedding day!! It will go down as an all-time favorite, and won’t forget how my cheeks hurt at the end of the day from smiling so much! I hope you enjoy your sneak peek and I can’t wait to show you the whole gallery in a few days!!