Well, I have learned that moving a child to college is quite the undertaking…and we are finally at move in week! It’s hard to believe that my little girl has stumbled through her toddler years and studied her way through school…and is heading out on her first adventure without me….it’s so exciting! And, someday I am sure I am going to feel the love and pride as she gets married…the same love and pride I saw on all the parents faces as McKenzie and Tyler said, “I do”.One of the hardest parts about shooting weddings is keeping the blog post short enough…it’s such a struggle for me to leave any of the fun parts of the special day out..and yet, there were SO many beautiful, and touching, and fun moments throughout the day! From the details of the Orting Manor,to the gorgeous dress,and the football heels, …..Wait, What? haha… Don’t worry, the majority of people at this wedding bleed blue and green, but sadly, I have to say the groom cheers for the Broncos…so, his sweet wife made sure there were some surprises throughout the day to show her dedication to him, and to letting him cheer for the losing team! (just kidding, Tyler!) I bet next week as our Hawks face the Broncos again there will be a divided party at this newly married house….but, it shows what a great sense of humor they have! (Go Hawks!)…ok, back to the details! The stunning rings….…and this beautiful bouquet! McKenzie was a laid back bride who made sure that all of the details were taken care of so that her family could have fun throughout the day. And…she also made sure that her fur baby, Romeo, was close by all the time! Romeo loves his mom!While McKenzie was getting ready, Tyler was getting help from his groomsmen to be ready to see his bride for the first time!It was time to put her dress on….
This is such a special time for a woman…every time…I love this part!She looks gorgeous!!!I didn’t have the opportunity to meet McKenzie and Tyler in person prior to the wedding which is unusual for me, but this wedding was different! McKenzie had already had a photographer planned out and booked, but at the last minute the photographer dropped out. I hate stories like that so when McKenzie called I made sure that I could be there to capture this special day….and I was so impressed with how warm and easy going they both were, as well as their whole family!! It makes a wedding even more fun when you feel like you have left with new friends!
The first look is always special and full of emotion!And, then it was time for some photography fun! Such a beautiful couple!
And..their whole wedding party was gorgeous, too!You can’t really have a complete wedding without some cute kids!! These took the prize for cutest!Romeo, of course was dressed to the nine’s and ready for his job of walking the rings down the aisle!
Some more wedding party fun!The family photo! I don’t think Romeo minded all the attention at all!
Finally it was time for the big moment and McKenzie’s dad couldn’t have been more proud to walk his beautiful daughter to her groom!I love to see the look on the groom’s face when he sees his bride coming towards him…..Tears through laughter….their hearts were shared with all their guests. The vows were personal and meaningful!And, then the kiss…..They did it!!!! Husband and Wife!I don’t typically show a lot of family shots here on the blog but these families were hilarious and I just loved all the fun they were having!!! They are so supportive and exciting for Tyler and McKenzie’s new life together!After the ceremony it was time for the party and the yummy cupcakes!…and of course dancing!Lots of dancing!…by everyone!It’s not often that you get to take a shot of all the guests at a wedding at one time but when you do….it’s so much fun!Tyler and McKenzie…it was so lovely to meet you and be part of your special day! Best wishes and many prayers go out to you in your new adventure together!! Congratulations!