This post means a TON to me. Ashley & Bryant have helped me with my photography from the very beginning! Anywhere from letting me borrow Bryant’s camera for my very first wedding to modeling for me multiple times so that I could practice and experiment with new techniques! You may remember them from their engagement posts here and here…wow, how things have changed for me!!!. Through it all…they have been so incredibly generous with their time and their feedback on how I could improve! So when they asked if I could shoot their wedding, I was incredibly honored and grateful for an opportunity to give something back to them 🙂

Ashley, a teacher, had the entire day perfectly scheduled from start to finish! Once again, I had the privilege of having Sarah Jeanne Photography assist me and it was absolutely awesome!!! We started out at the Gaia Hair Salon here in Manhattan where all the ladies had their hair done. The staff at Gaia was extremely helpful and welcoming and they did a fantastic job! My favorite picture is of Ashley holding a picture from a magazine of how she wanted her hair done and then the bite marks from where Bryant’s dog Remy tried to chew it up!

Then we headed over to Merle Norman for some makeup action and we took some killer shots over there! Such as this:

I love the opportunity to shoot at a new location and so I was excited to go to St. Thomas More Catholic Church for the wedding ceremony! Ashley looked absolutely stunning. Seriously. She could definitely model especially for bridal showcases and the like. A-MAZING!

The ceremony went off without a hitch and I just loved seeing the joy on the faces of Ashley, Bryant and all of their family and friends! It truly was a joyful occasion filled with happiness! Following the ceremony, just the wedding party went out to take some fun group shots! Ashley and Bryant’s wedding party could not have been more fun. Honestly, all of them were absolutely hilarious and ready and willing to do whatever we wanted! And that means that the reception was going to rock and they definitely did not disappoint! The Houston Street Ballroom was exquisitely decorated and everyone was ready to cut loose! From the flower girl to Bryant’s adorable mom, everyone was getting down on the dance floor! Reception dancing pictures are possibly my favorite part of the wedding all of the stress of the day is over and everyone just wants to have fun 🙂

Thank you again Ashley and Bryant for everything you’ve done for me! Both of your families were so welcoming and generous to both Sarah and me and I have no doubt that the apple didn’t fall far from the tree 🙂 Congratulations again and I hope for your marriage to be overwhelmed with blessings and happiness!

Enjoy the pictures and the slideshow!

Bryant was about to lose it in anticipation of seeing Ashley for the first time. It was super sweet and cute…

and then the first look…

Literally, the entire day was full of joy and laughter…

Bryant & his mom…love, Love, LOVE this picture!

Too many favorites!!!

Hello Moneymaker!

Ok, so this has got to be one of the funniest pictures ever. and I mean ever! Right before the wedding party made their grand entrance into the reception, the bridesmaids took Ashley to the bathroom and Bryant grabbed my camera to take a few mementos of the occasion…

The night was full of dance competitions, incredible speeches, two-steppin, drinking and smiles, but the topper was the surprise appearance of everyone’s favorite Jack Russell Terrier…REMY!!!