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very easily been a Part 1/Part 2 post! I originally selected 244 images to blog…. WHAT?!! Gracious! It was just a beautiful day. From beginning to end. I knew it was going to be one of my favorites this year because I knew I would be spending ALL day with Sharon and I seriously love this girl. She’s so beautiful and joyful! I was so incredibly honored when she asked me to shoot her wedding last summer. You see, Sharon is a photographer and has a great eye…. and so I know how it is to be a photographer and then have a wedding of your own. You have HIGH expectations for your images. It’s the MOST IMPORTANT part of the day… besides marrying your best friend. So when Sharon

chose me… I was both nervous AND thrilled.  As Sharon put her dress on, she scooted closer to the window for better “light” and she was constantly making sure that the bathroom lights weren’t on the same time that the natural light was pouring through the windows in the hotel (that causes horrible W/B issues!). She definitely knows her stuff… but today wasn’t her day to worry about that. This was her day to feel absolutely gorgeous and to live out her fairy tale wedding day. I watched her gradually switch gears and realize that it was HER DAY!  She was the one in white, she was surrounded by her best friends and she was about to marry the love of her life. When Sharon read her vows, she told Chase that she had prayed for a man like him for so many years….a man that would take care of her and love her and give her butterflies.  After the tears and one long, romantic kiss in front of all of their family and friends, they were pronounced husband and wife…. and Sharon squealed. They made their way down the aisle and I think Sharon literally tackled Chase as she was jumping up and down. They were MARRIED! Finally!! And not only was their wedding beautiful… it was such an emotional celebration! I loved it. I love weddings where I cry. I consider Sharon a close friend but I barely know their families! So when I was tearing up during the toasts, it was because I could just feel how genuinely these two are loved by their parents, their siblings and their friends.

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So after I got myself back together and made sure the mascara wasn’t running down my face, I made another few trips around the trip to make sure I hadn’t missed any details. You see, there were details everywhere!! Sharon did a fabulous job designing the reception and making it totally “them”!  I wish I could show you EVERYTHING! From the candy bar to the old, vintage mantle at the front of the ceremony, I was in detail heaven!! So enjoy this amazing wedding and be sure to leave a comment for Mr. and Mrs. Hundley!!  They’ll be back from their honeymoon soon but I have a funny feeling that Sharon is going to find a way to see this post today!:) Congratulations you two!! Thank you for allowing me to celebrate with you and capture your day!!! Loved every minute of it! (except the part when we climbed in the wheat field and my legs itched for a half hour…. but it was so WORTH IT!)

 

 

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First Look!! Because they opted for a first look, they were able to have so many fun portraits!! Yay!

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I was a little obsessed with her bouquet!

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Amazing ceremony location overlooking the river!

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE OF CHASE AND SHARON’S BACKYARD RUSTIC WEDDING

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Venue | Family Home

Florals | Little’s Flower Shop

Hair | Jen of Jen’s Cut n Curl

Makeup | Kristine Makeup Artistry

Caterer | BS Barbeque

Bridesmaids Dress Designer | Bari Jay

Invitaitons | Ashley Fisher of Ruffled Skirt Designs

Honeymoon | The Mexican Riviera

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— Katelyn

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