April and Michael are Married!

You may remember April and Michael’s gorgeous sunlit engagement session from a couple months ago. They finally tied the knot on another beautiful sunny day at Wesley United Methodist Church here in Beaumont!

In looking back at how I processed the following images, almost every one April is in is black and white – I guess it’s her classic beauty look that draws me to a classic black and white wedding photography style. Whatever my method, these really turned out well 🙂


Getting Ready


Oh, Michael is all about music – playing it, singing, etc. I’ve seen him playing at Logon Cafe before in one of a few different bands, playing several instruments like a virtuoso. It only stands to reason they’d have strings playing in the ceremony:


violins playing at wedding


April and her dad Ted getting ready to walk down the aisle. I love this moment when the doors are flung open and the bride is standing there backlit with sunlight pouring through:


father and bride walking the aisle


I really think Michael appreciates the moment too: 🙂


groom waiting at altar


April’s dad lifts her veil as he gives her a kiss:


father giving the bride away


Ah, mission accomplished! You can’t see him too well, but the pastor is April’s grand dad.


first kiss


bride and groom walking up aisle


… and the crowd roars as they throw rose petals to the leaving newlywed couple 🙂


bride and groom leaving in rose petals


At the reception, the music gets cranked up, cake gets eaten, bouquets get thrown… but this little girls wants nothing more than to play the drums:


little drummer girl


A few pretty details from the lovely reception:


reception details


April and Michael share a few moments in their first dance:


bride and groom first dance


Then it’s time to dress down, put on your dancing shoes and crank it up with the several live bands that performed at the outdoor reception! I know April enjoyed singing:


bride singing with the band


Michael playing the guitar like he stole it:


groom playing the guitar


🙂 A great day! A few more below, thank you for letting me be a part! 🙂

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Gail - NightinGail Photography - September 2, 2009 - 9:48 am

Fabulous images of this wedding. Great job!
.-= Gail – NightinGail Photographys last blog ..Personal Fun Family Week & Weekend =-.

Memphis Portrait Photographer - September 7, 2009 - 11:24 pm

Allen, you ROCKED this wedding! Your off-camera flash work is stunning! Great images, and I know this couple will just lurve them!
.-= Memphis Portrait Photographers last blog ..Fall Family Portraits =-.

Mark - September 28, 2009 - 9:44 am

Love the treatment in that opening photo of this post! Nice work!

Lloyd Dobbie - October 21, 2009 - 2:04 am

I love the photograph of the bride and groom coming back down the aisle. I think it’s the use of the long glass.

Mike - San Francisco Wedding Photographer - October 30, 2009 - 7:14 pm

Great photography and beautiful moments!

Scott - November 12, 2009 - 2:21 pm

Love your wedding photography work. You have an eye for capturing the little details in the wedding ceremony. The bride and groom should love their photos.

Ted Johns - Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer - November 17, 2009 - 5:57 pm

Very nice work! I love the shots when they are just married and glowing…very nice!

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