It is always wonderful working with people you know from the past. Jim contacted me to photograph his wedding and I was delighted to do so!
I went to high school with Jim, we were in the same homeroom together and we both were very silly back then (some things do not change).
When I arrived, the girls were just starting to getting ready. They were so excited to put on their pretty dresses. When Carissa was ready to take out her wedding dress, the girls were very excited to see her gown…it was so cute. Carissa had the girls wait in the other room while she was getting her dress on because she wanted them to be surprised when she walked out. When she entered the room, the girls were so happy and they told her she looked pretty! We were set to go to the park to take some photos. I started photographing the girls first while Jim was away coaching a football game with the boys. They were going to meet up with us later in the day.
It was a wonderful day for a wedding, 75 degrees with a slight breeze…you couldn’t ask for a better fall day! The trees were changing color which made for a beautiful for a backdrop. As we were taking pictures, the girls had a hard time smiling until Carissa told them to “Strike a pose!”. After that, they had no problem smiling and striking their poses. Once Jim and the boys arrived at the park, Carissa was hiding behind a bush. Jim was walking down the path and when he turned to look at her, he smiled from ear to ear.
The ceremony was very small and intimate. They had very close family and friends in attendance. The bride and groom requested their guests write comments on small cards for them. As the officiate started to read the cards during the ceremony, Jim had to interrupt to make an announcement that he had forgotten the rings. We all had a nice chuckle as he dashed into their home for a minute.
After the ceremony, we finished up pictures, then the bride and groom took a shot of Fireball (Carissa’s favorite). Jim always made nice faces after the shot!
It was wonderful to be a part of this wedding. These two are such a great couple and as a bonus, I was able to see an old friend from high school and meet his new bride!
Congrats to Jim and Carissa!!