C r i s t i n a & C r e i g h t o n
I honestly do not think I could have ended the season any other way, this was the perfect wedding to end my year with!
Where should I start? I guess I could start with defending myself against the #1 question I was asked at this wedding by several guests:
"So, have you ever had a minister stop a wedding and tell you to move to the back of the church!?"
Let me just say that I have probably photographed nearly a hundred weddings by now and no, I have never been asked to move to the back of the church so that a ceremony may begin. That was certainly a first. However, I will say this and I am so happy that I have this to pull to my defense:
I asked him BEFORE the ceremony what his rules were!!
Before every ceremony I make it a point to introduce myself to the wedding officiant. I always ask the same question: "What are my rules?" At no point was I told that I could not be center isle, several rows away from the alter at the beginning of the ceremony and that I must move all the way to the back of the church. Ironically, we also discussed that he did not want the attention to be on me at any point. So believe me when I was slightly dumbfounded that he not only would not start the ceremony until I moved to the back of the church (even though we agreed on me not going passed the pews, which is my normal protocol) he ANNOUNCED it so that the ENTIRE congregation was paying attention to me.
But then again, he called Creighton "Cryton" throughout the entire ceremony after being told his name was Creighton several times. So I felt better and it actually made the ceremony a little more interesting than usual... for the rest of the night there was a running joke in which everyone called Creighton "Cryton".
But seriously, I want to thank each and every person who came up to me at the reception and made me feel 1,000 times better about this situation by letting me know that you were on my side. I appreciate it so much! I've never had a wedding reception in which I've had the opportunity to interact with so many of the bride & groom's guests and so in some odd way, it was almost a blessing to have been called out by the minister because it gave me something to talk about with so many people there.
This was one of the funnest groups I have ever had the pleasure of working with! I had an amazing couple with amazing friends and family and I sincerely could not have asked for a better group of people to spend the end of my wedding season with!
& hallelujah baby Micah was not born at your wedding!
We had some minor worries that my being almost 35 weeks pregnant photographing this wedding could end in disaster, I think it's safe to say I conjured up every possible scenario about this baby coming before or during this wedding but thankfully he's decided to stay put and I am so happy I was able to experience this wedding!
Thank you all so much! Enjoy this sneak peek!
P.S. I do not have the second photographer's files yet and I KNOW there are a couple she took that you're anticipating seeing but I promise we will have those later! <3
And last, but certainly not least, the groom's brother Dalton (I apologize in advance if I am spelling your name wrong) INSISTED that I give him credit for these.... fabulous.... photos he took of me with Cristina & Creighton. Well, I have no quarrels with admitting that I did not take the following pictures... and because I am in the photos, I hope that's enough proof that these were ALLL Dalton's work of art!! haha. :)
Wish you guys the best of luck, thanks for an incredible experience!