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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Commence: (v) to begin; start, inaugurate.

This wedding day was filled with beautiful sunshine and happy smiles. Cecelia and Steve were so happy to be getting married, and I was so privileged to be there to document the story of their day.

Thanks to you both for being so easy to work with-- Welcome home from your wonderful Hawaiian honeymoon!


My favorite getting ready shot-- so intent on getting everything just right. I love the feminine sweep of this one.

Cecelia and Steve chose to do a 'first look' session, so that they could meet each other before the wedding service, and have a few minutes together alone. (Well, with my camera clicking.) The first look is a great opportunity to get portraits done, so that the couple can enjoy the reception without having to leave for portraits. Plus, it helps with the nervous jitters. (Or so I've been told by a certain bride. :)

Watching for his bride:

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"All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within."

-Horace Friess

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  1. Wow. What a photogenic couple! Love the collage you put together. Beautiful photos-- they seem so happy!

  2. Betsy!! You did a great job!!! Steve very handsome, but CC you are beautiful!!!! I love them all!


  3. The pictures are beautiful! My favorite (even though the couple are not in it, sorry!) is the one of the bouquet... so beautiful and clean lines and stark contrasting colors!!

  4. amazing capture of emotion..JM

  5. Betsy, you did a wonderful job!! Their faces reflect such joy and happiness that the viewer finds contagious!! I'm anxious to see the pics inside of the lakehouse by the little wrought iron gate. Love Mom G

  6. Betsy - these are great! The colors are so vibrant! You captured the joy and happiness in their faces so well. I love the collage too! - Rachel

  7. How exciting! Looking at the pics feels like the day all over again!These brought tears to my eyes again.I love them ALL, but the one with Cecelia by the fence with Steve faded in the background is beautiful!