My First Wedding!

Well, hi there, everybody!

(Or at least to the two people that still check this blog. :))

If you haven’t noticed (cough cough) there has been a dearth of posts lately.

So I am going to try to remedy that.

Are you ready?

Good.  Glad you’re on board with me.

All two of you.

So then.

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of second shooting my first wedding.  It was my cousin’s wedding, and it was AWESOME!  Most of the time I focused on getting candid shots, not any of the formal shots, since the other photographer was getting them.  So that means that there are not that many “formal” shots to share with you all.  But I hope you enjoy the ones I do have!


We helped with reception hall set-up before the ceremony


They used these cool/weird water ball thingies.  They were great to photograph!


Hello there!  Just affirming that I am here, cause you won’t see me a whole lot.  🙂


My cousin and my grandparents


Mother of the groom


My aunt (mother of the bride) and two of my many awesome cousins!


Junior bridesmaid (and another of my awesome cousins) Hannah










Exchange of vows






I LOVE her face!  Isn’t she so sweet?!!


Hannah and Meiling


Between photos






The flower girls – they were so cute!  You’ll be seeing more of them.


My cousin Mark.  We had this thing going all day, where I was getting goofy photos of him.  I still need to finish the slideshow of funny photos.  It’s almost done!


Bride, mother, and sister


See? What did I tell you?  Cute or WHAT?!?


The main photographer was having them make happy/fun faces.  As you can see, Hannah took to jumping up and down.




They left the church amid bubbles






Can you *tell* they’re sisters?


My aunt (not the mother of the bride) makes a piñata for just about every family occasion.  The wedding was no exception!


She even made a fancy bat.


Scott egging on the crowd


And that’s the end of that.


Another tradition: the wearing of the piñata


Fixing hair


Almost everyone who had been there for the piñata (family and bridal party) had glow sticks.


Mom, Grandma Jeane, and my aunt (the one that made the piñata)




Greeting at the door




These two were so cute.  They started dancing, then were break dancing, and now are slow dancing.


Cutting of the cake (see the glow stick bracelet?)




Head table (minus the bride and groom – hey, where did they go?)


First dance




At the end of the first slow song, the music changed, and the bride and groom did a choreographed dance to several songs.  They danced for almost 10 minutes!  It was a total BLAST to watch!












They ended with a slow song


Groom and mother




Bride and father


Next they had all the couples come to the dance floor and dance.  The DJ then had couples leave the dance floor, by saying “Anyone married less than  ___ has to leave the dance floor.”  It was pretty awesome, because my grandparents were the last ones there.  All because of them.  🙂


My parents


When my grandparents were the only ones dancing, a bunch of us made a circle around them


And then the dancing started






Scott and Sarah


Us  🙂  (Thanks to my dad for grabbing this shot)


The dollar dance – my dad and Sarah


Noah and Sarah


Drake and Sarah have always been special friends, since they share a birthday.  Drake used to hang out with her when he was little.




And you want to see one of the goofy pictures?


Too.  Much.  Wedding.


10 thoughts on “My First Wedding!

    1. Thanks! The last one is one of a set of three, where they are getting progressively closer to the table. In the last one, Drake and Mark are laying with their eyes closed on the table. 🙂

  1. Hi Allison! Long time no see! Just kidding, though in real life that’s true 🙂

    Great pictures! Love the bride and groom’s choreographed dance…that’s pretty cool. And it’s very ironic – my grandparents were the last ones on the dance floor too at a wedding I went to last year!

    1. No kidding! We need to get together some time.

      It was pretty great that my grandparents were the last ones. All because of them. And to see all the love that these people (including me!) have for them. Isn’t it great that we have the legacy of long marriages in our families?

      The choreographed dance was AWESOME. And it gave me a few ideas…:)

  2. I just love weddings, and you captured so many wonderful pictures of their special day. I only wish you’d taken a video of the bride and groom doing their choreographed dancing. How fun!

  3. You did such a wonderful job with these Allison! Are weddings something you are interested in continuing to do as a photographer?

    After doing a photo shoot and a video shoot I’m still decided whether or not I would want to continue doing them…

    1. Thanks! You know, this was my first wedding, and I’m not sure that I really was ready – I certainly didn’t feel ready! Lately I haven’t been doing as much photography, what with life, school, and work taking most of my time. So will I continue doing weddings? Not sure. I would want to get better as a photographer first. And not sure that I would want to be the main photographer – that seems stressful!

      BTW, what a fun photo shoot with you as Bilbo! Awesome job on the costume! (We saw the pics via FB.)

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