Our Wedding: Portraits

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Before finishing up our wedding with the reception and exit, I thought I would sneak in the information about our formal portraits. Mmmmm. This was one of my favorite parts of the day. It was so fun to just hang out with our loved ones, and take photos that I knew would become our favorites for years to come.

Part of the decision to get married at our home church, left me kind of stressed about where our outdoor portraits would take place. Although our church is a beautiful place to us, and beautiful things happen there.... to put it gently, we got married in a contemporary building with a gym sanctuary. I had to get creative in order to transform it into the venue of our dreams. If you're planning your wedding and have a similar situation.. don't hesitate to shoot me an email or check out the rest of my wedding posts.

While browsing the interwebs for inspiration, I came across some wedding photos that were taken outside an old, southern looking white house. A big porched beauty. Then I saw a few photos of the ceremony in (what I could tell to be) a similar looking sanctuary to ours. That was a huge lightbulb wedding planning moment for me. We could easily take photos at a third party location. Immediately, Ben's aunt and uncle's house came to mind. It was a pretty close match to the house I saw in the photos. The added bonus was that Roy and Cathy so graciously opened up their home to all the girls for getting ready. I cannot stress how much I loved this. Cathy served us a huge spread of delicious breakfast and lunch, we all just hung out in the house and got ready, then just scooted outside for all our photos. I cherish knowing that when Ben and I did our first look, my dear friends were peeking from inside the house.

This is a photo that one of the girls snapped. I love it! 

I was BLOWN away by how these images turned out! SO SO SO pleased. Again, Caroline Joy Photography did an incredible job. 


  1. They're gorgeous! I love that his aunt & uncle opened up their home for ya'll to use. And I seriously love the neutral colors of your bridesmaids dresses. Of course, you look beautiful in these (just all the others from your ceremony!) :)

  2. these photos make me SO happy! beautiful!! :)

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