I realize I am dating myself horribly by admitting this but when I first started my business, I shot sports photography back in Ohio and would you believe that I photographed Morgan and Evan when they were in MIDDLE SCHOOL? Thats right, MIDDLE SCHOOL! How crazy is that? I still feel like I'm barely out of college myself most days so when Morgan's mom emailed me saying that Morgan and Evan were getting married in Key West, my initial reaction was - 'has Morgan even graduated high school?' Turns out yes, Morgan has graduated high school, and college and has been a teacher for several years now.... I, apparently, am living in some kind of time warp.
After the initial shock wore off, I got so excited and a little emotional! The people of Centerburg, Ohio hold such a special spot in my heart - so many of them gave me a chance when I first opened my photography studio in 2004; they came to me to photograph their weddings, their seniors, their babies - all when I had little-to-no-experience. They supported me and encouraged me and I am forever grateful to that little community. Without them; I never would have had the fulfilling career and the amazing experiences that the past ten years have brought me. All that being said, to have Morgan, Evan and their families remember me, remember that I live in Key West and ask me to photograph their wedding was such an amazing compliment.
Morgan and Evan had a beautiful, intimate ceremony at a private house in Key West. The house was secluded, on the open-water, and had amazing sunset views. The weather was perfection. The entire evening was laid-back and mellow; exactly what Morgan and Evan wanted.
Here are a few of my favorite images:
Morgan may have had one of the most stunning bouquets I have ever photographed. Any guesses on what it is made of?
It was made of wood! I can't stop raving about this bouquet.
Simple and classy - the perfect Key West wedding dress!
Can you ever really have too many dress pictures?
This wedding was a true family affair! I just love this image of Morgan's sister doing her makeup.
I can't speak highly enough of Steve Torrence. He does an amazing job at every wedding.
The whole crew! I wouldn't be surprised if a few of them ended up moving down to Key West... :)
I absolutely love watching the progression of emotion throughout the wedding day. Any nervousness Morgan had, disappeared completely once we started photographing just her and Evan alone.
The stunning bride:
And the handsome groom:
Venue: Private House
Officiant: Steve Torrence
Flowers: The Blooming Corner