cheryl and collin’s gorgeous homespun wedding in maine was featured recently on the southern weddings blog! to learn more about the wedding event and to hear it from the bride herself…
visit part one
visit part two
and to visit my original post of the wedding event go here.
this image just joined the ranks of my favorites. gritty, grainy, underexposed…who the hell cares, it is stunningly beautiful.
cheryl and collin chose mom and dad’s place in norway maine as the sacred grounds to publicly share their vows. during a toast cheryl had said this place was almost holy to them, and after being there i can agree, there is definitely a spirit and peace that rests amongst the burning painted light as it falls upon the leaves. almost everything displayed was hand made. from the cute signs, to the fire pit, the bar awning, to the ceremony site. all DIY. tractors, buckets of paint, rock stacking, earth moving, wood cut and nailed…see how easy it is to throw your own wedding! (haha). never before have i shot an event where i was surrounded with so much talent and creative forces. many within the group are professional dancers, (as is cheryl and also collin’s brother), there were singers, and various forms of art that kept me on my toes the entire length of the day…and much into the night. we ended the day with a mini concerto by the fireside. i will always remember this event. i felt at home, amongst friends, and forgot that i was working.
to see all the images from this event, and to place orders, visit here.
yes..it’s true, i am duston…the luchador…
no, thats no true, what is true is my work was featured on the hippest wedding blog today.
yes, style me pretty, featured me on their blog.
see the blog feature and read the story here.
see the gallery of all the images here.
many thanks to Michelle for all her hard work to pull off such an amazing DIY wedding!!
in addition to Michelle’s stunning DIY wedding you should check out the following:
her UNREAL and INCREDIBLY COOL (maybe even add FAR OUT) engagements, visit here.
and her bridal session with an asian flare, visit here.
“There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative. The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever.”
– henry cartier-bresson
this is a very tender moment of a bride dancing with her brother on her wedding day. poised to dance hand in hand, i witnessed the gigantic emotional wave roll in as the music from ray charles began. the weight of their late father’s absence and yet presence in spirit has just come down upon them. their feet now shuffling memories out of the grass as they dance.
…more of this event to come. (thanks for watching)
if you didn’t get a chance to see Carly and Scott’s gorgeous backyard wedding, you have a chance to learn more of the story behind the wedding and see it on Style Me Pretty!
and if you’d like to see my full posting to the wedding event visit here.