Water’s Edge Wedding- Nathan and Shelby

This wedding was such a special event! 24 hours prior, I received a message from a sweet photographer who had come down with bronchitis and was basically forbidden from her doctor to shoot the wedding! I can’t imagine the disappointment and stress she was feeling! Thankfully I had the 21st off, so I was able to fill in!

I’m not saying that it was meant to be for me to photograph this wedding, but it kinda felt like it was meant to be. As soon as I walked in the door, I was greeted by Shelby’s parents who were so warm and welcoming and appreciative that I was there. I went upstairs to meet Shelby and she was so grateful she could cry. And then she told me that one of her bridesmaids was in a wedding I shot this past July, and will be in another wedding I’ll be shooting this coming July. Not meant to be at all.

The whole day was so wonderful! There were tears and laughter and surprises around every corner! Shelby’s dad gave one of the most heartfelt speeches, talking about the day his baby girl was born. Shelby surprised Nathan with a pristine classic car to take photos with. And the two of them surprised all their guests with a high energy dance to Space Jam.

Nathan and Shelby, it was such an honor and pleasure to meet you both and document this amazing day! Thank you SO MUCH for putting your trust in me on what could easily have turned into a disheartening and nerve wracking situation! And a huge huge huge thank you to Sam and Grace for reaching out to me!

white lace toms shoes
photo wedding invitation
star constellation wedding band
deep v lace wedding dress
bride getting lipstick applied
groomsman putting cufflinks on groom
groom tying shoes
groom buttoning vest
maid of honor and mother helping bride get dressed
close up of brides hands while she puts dress on
black and white image of bride putting in earrings
close up of bride reading letter from groom
bride laughing as she reads letter from groom
groom getting emotional as he reads letter from bride
close up of groom reading letter from bride
bride and groom seeing each other in empty ceremony space for the first time at water's edge
bride and groom kiss in empty ceremony space at water's edge
bride and groom touching foreheads outside water's edge
bride laughing at camera while groom smiles at bride at water's edge
bride leaning on groom's shoulder outside water's edge
groom wrapping up bride in his arms outside at water's edge
bride and groom having an intimate moment outside at water's edge
bride and bridesmaids smiling at camera outside at water's edge
bride and bridesmaids laughing at each other outside at water's edge
black and white image of bride and bridesmaids laughing outside at water's edge
bride and bridesmaids holding bouquets of sunflowers, pink, and orange flowers
groomsmen wearing navy suits and bridesmaids wearing burgundy dresses
bride and groom laughing while walking with bridal party outside at water's edge
close up of vibrant bouquets with sunflowers, pink flowers, and orange flowers
close up of bride holding vibrant bouquet of pink, orange, yellow, and green flowers
groom and groomsmen smiling at camera outside at water's edge
bridal party cheering for bride and groom
black and white image of groom and groomsmen hugging outside at water's edge
close up of bride holding bouquet
bridal party laughing at each other outside at water's edge
groom and groomsmen laughing and walking outside at water's edge
groom and groomsmen laughing outside at water's edge
portrait of bride and portrait of groom outside at water's edge
bride looking down and smiling softly
groom looking out across lake
close up of groom's boutonniere with green leaves, orange flowers, and yellow flowers
black and white image of groom smiling and looking at watch
shepherd's hooks with jarred flowers lining the aisle at water's edge
table centerpieces of green, sunflowers, and pink flowers at water's edge
bride crying as she walks down the aisle
indoor wedding ceremony at water's edge
bride and groom saying vows at water's edge
bride and groom exchanging rings at water's edge
bride and groom share first kiss at water's edge
formal photo of bride and groom with parents at water's edge
bride and groom looking at each other with pond behind them at water's edge
black and white image of bride and groom walking beside pond at water's edge
groom kissing bride on forehead beside pond at water's edge
close up of bride holding bouquet by pond at water's edge
black and white image of bride and groom almost kissing while veil blows in wind at water's edge
black and white image of bride and groom hugging and touching foreheads by pond at water's edge
bride and groom looking at each other while sun shines during golden hour at water's edge
bride laughing while groom whispers in her ear at water's edge
close up of groom holding on to bride at water's edge
bride and groom hugging beside a white 1960's classic car at water's edge
black and white image of close up of bride and groom hugging beside a white 1960's classic car at water's edge
bride and groom touching foreheads in the backseat of a white 1960's classic car at water's edge
bride and groom kissing beside a white 1960's classic car at water's edge
bride and groom cutting cake at water's edge
bride and groom feeding each other cake at water's edge
father of the bride and brother of the bride giving speeches
best man and maid of honor giving speeches
bride and groom smiling during first dance at water's edge
bride and groom sharing first dance at water's edge
bride and father laughing during dance at water's edge
father daughter dance at water's edge
mother son dance at water's edge
guests dancing at water's edge
couple dancing at water's edge
bride throwing bouquet at water's edge
groom getting garter at water's edge
bride and brother dancing at water's edge
bride pointing at camera while dancing at water's edge
man singing and dancing at water's edge

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