Taft | Wedding

This couple.  I just adore them.  I was asked to photograph Chris and Carly’s wedding in Mexico and of course I jumped at the chance!  The venue was absolutely gorgeous and the little hut on the ocean was the perfect spot for this laid back couple to say “I do”.  One of my favorite moments of the day was when Carly was getting into her dress and her mom, sister and dear family friend were all three trying to zip up her dress with the light from a cell phone.  And don’t even get me started on Chris and Carly’s first look.  I have known Chris for a while and I don’t think I have ever seen him beam with joy as much as I did when he turned around to see his bride for the first time that day.  He and his groomsmen looked super handsome at a cool old shack location that we found.  I could have shot their all day and been happy.

The ceremony was beautiful and tailored to Chris and Carly since the officiant was a close friend.  Not a dry eye in the house.  Chris and Carly decided to have their first dance AT the ceremony immediately after their first kiss.  It was super sweet and absolutely unique.  After the ceremony, I took the whole bridal party around the resort for some photo ops.  It was a sprinkly, overcast day so we had to get creative with our location choices and run outside when it stopped raining for a bit.  This bridal party was so much fun and up for any of Carly and I’s wild ideas, which made for some awesome images (and outtakes that I will hold hostage forever!).

The highlight of my day has to be the reception!  Carly’s mom gave a speech that I will never forget that ended with Chris getting a shirt that says “I’m the favorite”.  HA!  The shirt made an appearance later on in the night as well.  Everyone let loose on the dance floor and had the time of their lives.

Thank you, Chris and Carly, for allowing me to document your special, one-of-a-kind day!  I wish you all the years of love and happiness.

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