I was high above the city to photograph Joyce and Matt’s wedding a few weeks ago! These two live right in the heart of downtown and are expecting the arrival of their first child very soon. They decided to have their closest friends and family over for a marriage ceremony and celebration and asked that I photograph the festivities. Of course I agreed, and the evening began with portraits on the deck. With a view like that, how could we not!?!?
There was a very special member of Joyce and Matt’s wedding party that deserved some special one-on-one attention.
This pup’s got it pretty rough, what with all this love and attention- and there’s going to be more love to share when the new family member arrives!
Those teeth!
The pup scampered off to play for a bit before the guests arrived, and I posed Matt and Joyce for a few portraits by themselves. The sun was just beginning to set and their gorgeous home was filled with fantastic light, making my job almost too easy!
Joyce kicked off her shoes, making herself a little more comfortable as she began to greet guests. It didn’t take long for everyone to filter in, and as they arrived, partygoers treated themselves to cocktails, appetizers and conversation…
…and scratches behind the ears.
These two were ready to put on a show for the camera! They played and had fun while the grownups did boring stuff like talking and standing still and… talking.
After everyone had arrived, Matt and Joyce gathered their guests together, recited their vows of marriage and exchanged rings. It was a beautifully intimate ceremony, and some of my favorite images from their “I do’s” follow:
Everything about the evening was breathtaking. The sunset was offering up some gorgeous colors and I couldn’t stop taking pictures.
Joyce and Matt joined me outside as the sun finally slipped away into the horizon.
We took these two pictures…
…and then they joined their guests for dinner.
Thank-you for opening your home and sharing your wedding ceremony with me, Matt and Joyce. Congratulations to you- on both your marriage and the arrival of your baby!