Derek and Autumn have been married for 5 years. You’re probably wondering why the following images showcase a beautiful bride and groom? Well, because Autumn made the decision to have new photos taken of them so she can make a wall display. I found this inspiring. #1, because (I can’t lie), she is 5 yrs post wedding and IN HER WEDDING DRESS. Yes, I was hatin’ on her just a wee bit. #2, big confession here from a wedding photographer…my husband and I did not have real wedding photos taken of us on our wedding day. *GASP* To this day, I’ve regretted this. It’s a long story, but ultimately, it involves a destination wedding, NO professional photographer (this is where the long story lies), and being left with snapshots of our wedding day. Now, don’t think I’m knocking those snapshots. I truly treasure them. They are very special to me and can still induce a tear or two! What I regret though, is returning home and not hiring a photographer to photograph us in our formals. I meant to. This was 9 years ago. Up until now, I’ve used this as a lesson to those looking for a (trustworthy!) photographer (who will show up on your day and photograph you!) and how you don’t want to look back 9 years later and have any regrets. After meeting this stunning couple last night, I was truly inspired. Next year when we hit 10 married years, I think I will follow Derek and Autumn’s example <3 (…setting down the cookie I have in my hand now. That dress WILL fit next year!)
These two were amazing: willing to do anything as long as the result was a rockin’ image of them (I LOVE couples like this!) This session was a collaborative effort with my dear friend, Jenica Lemmons of Lemon Drops Photography. Love that girl. I can ramble on forever, so I’ll end this now and let you see the results of our evening together. Enjoy!