When these two amazing women invited me to be a part of their destination wedding in Pensacola, I could not say yes fast enough. Cheri and Ana are both seriously kick-ass women! I knew before they told me a thing about their day that it was going to be perfect. Being a Baton Rouge gay wedding photographer is so much fun, as it is…and then these guys took me to Florida!
It gets better all the time, being me, folks. 😉
These two–and their families–really “got” what is most important about photography, from the first. They told me that they just wanted to live their day, enjoy their time with their friends and family, and have a blast. Telling the story of their day through images was paramount to them!
They didn’t want to spend all day posing for photographs. They didn’t want to make a production of the whole shebang – they just wanted to concentrate on the emotion and love that would fill their day, and let the rest fall into place.
This is music to my ears, folks.
Here’s the thing about weddings: they are, at their core, all pretty similar. When you disassemble the parts and look at things from the outside…everyone goes down the aisle looking fancy. Everyone exchanges vows, swaps some jewelry, and says “I do”. There’s a kiss, a (often jubilant) race back DOWN the aisle, and then there’s a party.
The backdrop against which these events occur changes, yes. The details differ with tastes, the words spoken vary in pattern, and the party is either sedate or wild as befits the crowd.
None of that, though, tells the story of you.
What tells your story–the one no one else can duplicate–is what happens in the in-between.
This wedding–and these women–filled the day to bursting with real moments.
Some made us laugh, some made us cry–and then cry again–but all of them were meaningful, and made memories that’ll last forever and ever.
Your wedding day shouldn’t be a day spent checking things off of a “to-do” list. It should be lived, and felt!
As a gay wedding photographer in Baton Rouge, helping my clients–straight or LGBTQ–re-live the emotion of their wedding day is my number one goal.
On this day, on a beach in Pensacola Florida, we made lots of amazing memories together. From wild golf cart rides, tears upon tears, and fireworks and sparklers on the beach…we had it all.
Check out some of my very favorite ones from Ana and Cheri’s wedding day!
Cake: Oh Snap!
DJ: Any Day DJ
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Flower girls provide some of the BEST entertainment ever, y’all.
A grip of true emotion, right there!
Sunsets are for silhouettes, yo.
I could not get ENOUGH of the tears, with these two!
Watching family and seeing the emotions that are on display for them is part of the story, too!
Just LOOK at all of the people who loved these two this much – to drive miles and miles to be there to surround them on this day.
Ana makes the best faces!
There came a point in the ceremony when the officiant asked that friends and family commit to support these two in their lives together. Not a dry eye was in evidence, here!
They make each other laugh. Then cry. Then laugh again. THE BEST.
I love this image of family members reflected and showing emotion for these two!
My second photographer got one of the coolest shots of ME during the ceremony…can you spot me? 😉
Man, I’ll be honest – it totally got to me, seeing how full of joy these two moms were to see their girls get married to one another! #Family
These speeches were so emotional…and so funny!
This quiet moment of mom gazing at her “girls”…<3
Teenagers and pre-teens are the same the world over – regardless of the backdrop! 😉