Happy Monday, blog readers! I'm excited to kick off this post-filled week with the engagement of Sasha + Paul that we shot in Tampa last year. Working with the gorgeous University of Tampa campus as our backdrop, we became fast friends with these lovebirds and couldn't wait to return in 6 months for their wedding. You'll have to stay tuned for that treat, but for now - enjoy just a few of my favorites from their engagement session...
There are many careers other than photography that I could be very passionate about, and professional chef would definitely rank in the top three. So having the opportunity to photograph Tim Creehan in his very own event space was nothing short of amazing for me.
To Hannah & ER: thanks so much for inviting me to be a small part of your big day. I am truly honored. I hope you have a fantastic journey together. Congratulations from all of us here at Meg Baisden Photography!
Meg & I love small weddings - there is this intimacy that is harder to achieve with large affairs... Abby & Kyle invited us to be a part of their small but incredibly special Pensacola Beach wedding last year and we could not have enjoyed our day more. From the moment we walked in the room, we were accepted as members of the family and invited to share in the festivities. When we finally got to see these two interact for the first time that day, it was obvious to us why everyone in attendance was so excited and supportive of this union...
The first sight:
Abby + Kyle
July 8, 2008
Pensacola Beach, FL
How great are these umbrellas?
The guys put this together for the wedding. Awesome work!
Every guest was handed a shell necklace before taking their seat...
Kyle offered a proud thumbs up after slipping the ring on his bride's finger.
Check out that sky!
Oh, and one little detail we had to share... Abby is a graphic designer; she did all of the paper pieces - including this adorable program - herself!
Just a few weeks ago in July, I had the opportunity to photograph Gabriela & Bart's wedding over in Sandestin, FL. They had blue skies, blue water, and a little breeze to help stave off the incredible heat!
Bart welcoming his guys as they traveled down the aisle.
I love this little glance Gabriella gave Bart.
Beaming up at the altar.
One of the most expressive brides I have ever photographed! (Meg was so in love with the pictures of Gabriella she confessed to being jealous that she didn't get the opportunity to photograph this wedding, as well!)
A great "roast" during the toasts.
Gabriela dancing with her dad.
A little flamenco flavor.
Gabriela's father gave one of the most moving toasts I've ever experienced. He opened with a simple question -- what do you say to a person you have loved everyday of their life?
Welcome back, blogreaders! Today I've got a real treat for you - a peek at the Montgomery, Alabama wedding of Charlotte + Sean.
Our newlyweds exchanged vows at The Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church - where Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr. pastored from 1954-1960 and began his quest for civil rights. This church was the backbone of the Montgomery bus boycott and is one of the most recognized churches in the world. Just standing in the empty sanctuary would have been a powerful experience, but paired with such a joyous occasion for these families - this ceremony shot to the top of my 'all time favorites' list!
Just up the street from the church lies the State Capitol Building. Talk about a wedding full of heritage and tradition! Many of the following images were taken on the marble steps leading up to the grand building.
Meg loved Charlotte's shoes so much (what is it with girls and shoes, anyway?) she incorporated them into several portraits.
Those are peacock feathers rimming the bouquet.
Our newlyweds traveled in style via horse & carriage.
Meg said to talk about how much she loved this cake :)
Dancing with Dad.
I'd never seen a monogram actually 'in' the pattern of the floor before.
Sean serenading his bride...
...with Charlotte + co cheering him on.
To see even more of this beautiful wedding and to read what Charlotte had to say about her big day, check out their feature over at the Southern Weddings blog - part I and part II.