Due to an upcoming feature on the fabulous wedding inspiration blog Snippet & Ink, this post is going to be light on the details and heavy on the people (isn’t that the way it should be after all?). I also fully embraced my biases and am featuring all color photos, most of them in portrait orientation. I just love this couple, love their images, and I love Lynn in Love for second shooting for me yet again.
Shelly and Steven were married on a sunny day in Dallas this March. They got ready at her parent’s house in McKinney, drove down to the LDS temple and were sealed, then drove back up to McKinney for a short-n-sweet ring ceremony and laid-back reception. Speaking of laid-back, Shelly was the most easy-going bride… ever. I dare you to top this:
I arrived 30 minutes before portraits were supposed to start and she hadn’t even started on her hair/makeup yet. We had plenty of time so I wasn’t worried, but I was amazed to see she wasn’t either. It was wonderfully refreshing to see her really soaking in the day and enjoying whatever happened that day. I wish I had been more like her on my own wedding day!
She agreed to do her first look in a horse pasture.
Her wedding cake fell apart while being transported. This is the kind of thing that would cause pretty much any bride to have a breakdown, but Shelly just laughed as her bridesmaids dove in and ate her wedding cake the morning of the wedding while she sat nearby getting her hair and makeup done. Evidence of this was beautifully captured by Lynn in the 3rd set down on the left.
Shelly and Steven,
It was so fun keeping your engagement a secret and waiting until our mutual group of friends found out. I eagerly anticipated your wedding for months, after witnessing Shelly’s fab home decor skills in her apartment in Dallas I just knew that your big day was going to be bursting with creativity, and it did not disappoint. Thank you so much for bringing me out to Dallas to share it with you. I hope we can spend some more time together in Dallas someday!