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Kristy + Seth - Italy - Destination Elopement

Honestly, it's hard to even know where to begin. We have been patiently waiting to photograph our first elopement for a while now, but there's no way we could've expected it to be quite like this. Just five of us (Seth's best friend Nathan was our officiant/translator/captain/tour guide), traveling across the world to see and experience a country so rich with history and lined with a coast seeming chiseled out of pure romance. Vicenza. Venice. Cinque Terre. Portovenere. Four destinations, each with it's own character and charm. A wedding ceremony on the tip of a peninsula, stretching into the Mediterranean Sea. To use the word epic would be an understatement. This is Kristy + Seth's story. 

(We're so excited to share our very first wedding film, so make sure you scroll all the way to the end and see this magic in moving photographs.)

Family Vacation // Outer Banks, North Carolina (Part I) // Film

I decided to jump on the bandwagon and try my hand at some traditional film photography, and took it with me on our family vacation to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. These frames are from my first two rolls of film ever.

Thanks to my sister for this frame of our family!

 

I love the process of shooting film, but I'd say I gotta keep practicing.

Brittany + Ben :: Kentucky Wedding Photography

If we had a “Wedding of the Year” award, Brittany and Ben’s beautiful Kentucky wedding would be one of the front runners, for sure. They chose to get married at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Paducah, Kentucky, despite the fact that Brittany’s dad is a pastor at a church less than 20 miles away. It’s not hard to see why! Immanuel is one of the biggest, most beautiful southern churches I’ve had the pleasure of seeing. Luckily, her dad’s church made a great reception location!

Brittany has been a friend of Mindy and myself since back when we all attended Cedarville. She’s just one of those special girls that makes friends with everyone she meets. She’s so grounded in her faith, but knows how to have a good time. She’s a woman that I really respect, and so we had some reservations about Ben. We met him at the rehearsal on Friday night, and it took about 30 seconds to dispel those feelings. His dad said (during his toast) that Ben has never met a stranger. He’s a magnetic person, and people are just drawn to him. We could tell that Brittany and Ben were perfect for each other when we realized that they each had ten (10!) bridesmaids and groomsmen, and then Ben had another four ushers.

The best part about their wedding was their focus on getting great photography. Brittany and I worked together to build a wedding day schedule that allowed for flexibility and quite simply a lot of time. Mindy and I love to work closely with our couples to create a schedule that really allows us the time to capture work that we’re proud of and that will hopefully blow you away. We started with their First Look and then quickly wrapped up formal family portraits. Then we all headed out to downtown Paducah for over 2 hours of bridal and party portraits. We honestly couldn’t have asked for anything better.

Let’s get to it. Check out that sanctuary and the huge bridal party!



Florist: Basket Case Florist

Dress: Bridal Mart

Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse

Caterer: Pam Mathis

Cake: Cakes By Design

Salon: Spalon 62

DJ: Garrett Locklear

Videographer: LifeStage Films


Speaking of videographers… I thought you’d all like to see the highlights video they put together for Brittany and Ben. LifeStage Films was wonderful to work with, and we’d highly recommend them if you’re looking for a little more than a typical wedding video. Not much I can say other than check out the work!