MY FIRST WEDDING. HELLO WHAT A DAY!

A story of excitement, nerves, running, loving, swiveling, rolling, and everything in between. 

Last month, I was granted the ultimate opportunity to photograph my first wedding! And boy, what an experience it was! I was invited to document Janeé and Jordan's big day in Natchez, Mississippi.   

Janeé and Jordan were THE MOST WONDERFUL first bride and groom. Janeé was the definition of calm, laughed at everything I said, had the sweetest bridesmaids, and everything went according to schedule. We started at her grandmother's home in Natchez (it was *stunning* and I would love to see it in Christmas time) and meandered over to the wedding venue down the street. Jordan had the coolest groomsmen (most sporting some hardcore Movember beards) and I even got to utilize my stealth bowtie skills for some of the guys. Then it was time for the ceremony in this beautiful chapel garden lined with lights and decorated to a T for the Fall season. In the blink of an eye, these two were married and it was time for the reception right up the hill. The live band was phenomenal and the cake was *everything* (I couldn't pass up having a slice). Overall, it was a gorgeous party and I had a blast capturing it!   

THOUGHTS: This year has brought me so many insanely fun and memorable clients (2016 Wrap-Up blog coming to you soon!) but my biggest business goal of the year was to photograph my first wedding. I felt very comfortable with the posed portraits and running between venues (thank you to my million seniors and engagements), but every photographer (and anyone who's ever been to a wedding) will tell you that there is SO MUCH to see and SO MUCH to document at an event like this. I tried to stay out of the guests' view and capture as many smiles and laughs and cries and kisses as possible. I couldn't be happier with the result! Here's to many more weddings in 2017! 

CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. AND MRS. STEELE!

Shoutout/Huge Thanks to: 

Venue: Twin Oaks

Wedding Planner: Á Deux Events

Mentors: Lainey Reed Photography & Jordan Hefler Photography