Laura and Phil had a beautiful and intimate wedding with family and friends last month. It took place in the back yard of Phil’s parents’ house, under a covering of tall trees right next to the river. What a great setting!!
Here are a couple of my favorites from during the ceremony. (Laura, you are stunning!!)
Laura and Phil were so great to work with every step of the way. They were laid back and so flexible. I really wanted to capture some candid moments that would show the beautiful way they interacted with each other. After the ceremony, we headed down to the river for some photos and I think we came away with some great moments between them. I love this shot!
Sometimes one of the best ways to get people relaxed in front of the camera is to try to get them to forget (even just for a second!) that the camera is there. These next two shots were taken of Phil and Laura at moments when they weren’t focused on taking pictures! Instead, they were just looking at each other. I love the way that they came out because you can see so much in their expressions as they’re looking at one another.
And now for a few details…
The favors were beautiful little soaps that they handmade for everyone!
Laura and her sister, Sara, share a moment together.
Sara’s little boy, Henry, absolutely stole the show. Oh my gosh. He is adorable. Here he is with his mommy.
And here he is completely thrilled at the possibility of actually reaching high enough to touch one of the paper lanterns (thanks to Uncle Phil’s help!)!!
To close, I’ll leave you with this shot of Laura and Phil making their exit with sparklers!
Laura and Phil, thank you so much for allowing me to photograph your wedding. You made my job so easy!! It was a perfect day and I felt privileged to share in it. I wish you all the best as you settle into your new home in Oregon!!
Filed under: Weddings on August 31st, 2009