Wedding day

Alright, I definitely need to blog more. I especially need to blog my weddings so you guys can get a better idea of how the entire day goes and see a lot more of the images you’ll get from me. It’s just an easier way of showing you guys rather than posting a ton of images to my “weddings” tab on here. Blogging is so cool. I get to write about what I’m photographing. So here it goes…

Marcos and Ashley’s wedding was BEAUTIFUL! It was held in Ashely’s aunt’s backyard which backed up to some amazingly beautiful vineyards and we could see mountains and rolling hills in the distance. Such a sweet location and sweet people, too! Okie dokie, want to see some getting ready shots? I started with the girls and then drove to the guys who were staying nearby in a local hotel. I took some there (they were super fun!) and headed back to the girls to finish up the hair and makeup shots, as well as the dress and little details. I’ll just say, and you’ll hear me say this A LOT, but I LOVE detail shots from weddings. I could just make a book of all of them and drool over all the beauty. Sooooo pretty! Anyway, here’s the start of my day!

Next up: bride and groom, bridal party, and first look! If I could do my wedding over, I’d totally do a first look. It was awesome! Not only do you get super intimate and happy photos from a first look, but it’s such a special moment between the bride and groom. Don’t get me wrong, I totally get wanting to wait until you’re walking down the aisle for him to see you, it’s traditional and just as special and I wanted that for my own wedding, so I get it. But with a first look, you get to take a ton of photos before the ceremony so that after the ceremony you really only have to take family photos and then you can enjoy the party!

What’s next? CEREMONY! So fun! Witnessing a wedding ceremony is soooo special and I always feel honored. I also usually try not to cry lol. The words are sweet and the emotions are real.

Noooowwww, we have some signing of the license, play time shots, family photos after the ceremony (which I won’t share a ton of), then dinner (which I rarely photograph because who wants photos of people eating right?), then speeches!

I LOVE pulling the bride and groom aside at sunset for some awesome lighting, intimate couples shots. These are always my favorites from the day and usually their favorites as well. You CAN’T beat sunset lighting!

Now we party!!!!

So there ya have it! I hope you have a better idea of what you might receive from me and I hope you enjoy this story the images tell. It was such a fun wedding! XOXO

hailey hopkins