Imagine you are a bride planning your big day… so much goes into planning a wedding these days. Money. Time. Details. Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. So, a week before your wedding, the weather man starts reporting that a ‘mini blizzard’ is heading your way. There’s not been a snow like this predicted in some time. Years, perhaps? There’s nothing to do about it at this point. Just hope. Just pray.
So, your day arrives and there is nearly a foot of snow on the ground. Icy roads. People are calling and texting to see if the wedding is still on. Are you kidding? This is your day. Is this a nightmare?
Most people would be devastated, disappointed, sad, etc. Not Leslie! She called me that morning to make sure we could get out to the church. The salon where her hair appt. was scheduled had closed so she was out making snow angels instead. What? It’s true. I am telling you. It’s unfortunate that her day was not as it had been planned, but, seriously…. it could not have happened to a better person! What a wonderful outlook and attitude! It was just a pleasure to photograph Leslie and Garrett’s wedding day-from beginning to end.
It was seriously cold and dangerously slick outside, and no one was really up for going out for pictures. So, we didn’t get that many shots in the snow. I did get the bridesmaids out for about a minute. It was a very cold minute! haha
I love this sequence of Leslie with her mom…
And, check out this angel! Seriously, she looked like an angel. Jenna was a beautiful flower girl!
Making it official… Mr. & Mrs. Garrett Hill! One might think that their crowd would be ‘off’ because of the weather, but I thought they had a great turn-out, considering all things.
It was dark by the time the ceremony was over so we didn’t get any outside shots of the newly weds. We are planning a Mr. & Mrs. shoot for them in the spring. I’m already looking forward to it!
What a fun reception! Of course, there were lots of special effects—like fireworks! Garrett’s dad is the owner of Pyro Shows . They have worked a lot of major events all over the world. Some of the fireworks had hearts- I thought that was pretty neat! Daniel and I both agreed that the fireworks show was the absolute coldest that either of us have ever been in our lives! haha… A lot of people went in after a minute or two (including me!).. they couldn’t handle it. Daniel toughed it out and got some neat shots!
Leslie and Garrett are just a fun couple to be around. They are light-hearted and silly. It just makes you feel good to be around them. We wish them a life-time of happiness together!