October 19, 2010

{Chris and Jana}

This wedding I'm about to show you
has quite an interesting and random story behind it.
And since I like interesting and random I decided to share it with you.
It all started many years ago when I was twelve.
Jana and I were at the same girl's conference in TN and she was the leader of the group I was in.
I thought she was awesome!
She was fun, patient and humble. 
She made that conference incredibility enjoyable for me and I never forgot it.
As the years went on I think we wrote back and forth a few times but since I'm such a bad pen-pal it 
fizzled out rather quickly.
With the creation of facebook we soon found each other and got connected again.
I would post pictures, she would comment, I would post pictures, she would comment 
and so on and so forth.
One time I put up an album and she made a comment something like:
"I love your photography, you should shoot my wedding!"
As a photographer you get comments like this and you're extremely honored and excited
but you learn to not build your hopes up and to realize that people have the right to change their minds as time goes on.
I certainly wasn't planning to hold Jana to her comment but I couldn't help but store it away in my mind.
As the years went on a wonderful guy came into her life and she was starting to think about wedding photography again.
One day she contacted me in a secret message telling me that Chris hadn't asked yet, but she was pretty sure it was coming soon and she was thinking about a Sept. 18th wedding and was I available to shoot it!
I was so excited for her and totally honored that she remembered!
I wanted to accept in a heartbeat but but but you see, I had a wonderful man come into my life also
and I was planning to get married Sept. 18th.
It was the day I had picked out in my mind for at least 9 years.
Tim {my guy} hadn't asked me either, but I also was pretty sure it was coming soon.
It was a really hard choice but I wrote her back saying that that day was already blocked off for my wedding and jokingly I told her she should plan her wedding for sometime earlier.
We went back and forth a little with the wedding day jokes but she told me that Sept. 18th was looking like the best choice and she didn't think they would change it.
I was really disappointed but knew somehow everything would workout okay.
After a couple weeks went by I saw on Jana's facebook that she was engaged!
Aaaaand her wedding was plannned for Sept. 4th!
WOOHOO! 
I believe "YUS!" were my exact words.
So long story short, the contract got signed and I was scheduled to shoot Jana and Chris's wedding.
Right about that time though, I got engaged to my man....and yes, we planning the wedding for Sept. 18th.
So that meant I was shooting Jana's wedding two weeks before mine and Tim also had a wedding booked one week before our wedding.
Soo yeah, those two weeks were crazy but I wouldn't trade it for anything.
I'm so happy that I was actually able to shoot this wedding and I wish Jana and Chris many blessings on their new live together.

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Jana was adorable the whole day but especially right before the ceremony.
She was so excited to she her groom and when he saw her a few minutes early she let out a "humph".
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The moment Tim and I saw Chris's dad we thought to ourselves....wow, that is one classy dude.
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Jana's friends and their children are very special to her and she wanted the kids to have a lot of fun at her wedding.
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"We're only getting married once, of course we're going to smash the cake."
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Right after the ceremony they ran off to find a tree to kiss behind.
They were so cute!
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It was so fun taking them to a "surprise photo location". 
ICE CREAM!
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{They really liked kissing}
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 Overall it was a beautiful day and Tim and I were so honored to share it with Jana and Chris.
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I am so blessed to be married to a photographer.
We have tons of fun shooting together.
Yesterday we celebrated our one month anniversary.
He is my favorite.
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I hope you're having a great week so far!
Ciao!
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33 comments:

  1. You guys rock. (!!!) Seriously. LOVE the pictures and I sure hope that package comes soon, because mailbox sitting gets old after awhile. ;-)

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  2. Absolutely beautiful! You captured so many moments in a truly unique way...I so love your style!!

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  3. These were wonderful! You make a great team, it was fun watching you work. LOVE the way you captured Jana & Chris' day!

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  4. Oh wow, what beautiful, beautiful shots of an absolutely adorable couple! So fun to see Jana so very happy and smiley. And it looks like she has a happy photographer, too! :)

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  5. Great pictures! It was fun to be able to picture it all in my mind since I was there.
    It was fun to watch you guys shoot the wedding pics. You are an adorable couple! Congrats on your wedding.

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  6. Love these Photos! Wish I could have been there, but these photos made me feel better! =)

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  7. I said it on Facebook, but I'll say it here too- these are so amazing!! I especially love the close-ups of Jana- you really captured her beauty and her *cuteness* so well. :-) And of course I have a soft spot for the shot of Jana with my precious little daughter... the lighting is just gorgeous. You're just awesome. :-)

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  8. Oh WOW. These are seriously amazing photos...I love how well you've captured the emotion and excitement of little moments. :-)

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  9. Wow... those are beautiful! Jana, I hated to miss it in *person*, but it's awesome to see the pictures. :-)

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  10. These are amazing! I had an amazing photographer for my wedding, but would have loved to have the two of you together on it! (What can I say, I'm addicted to wedding pictures).

    Jana is the most adorable bride ever. So sad I wasn't there!

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  11. Jana, these pictures are a-ma-zing! I love how she captured your day.

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  12. oh wow.... these are BEAUTIFUL!!! I see why you are so pleased!!!! simply stunning!! :0)

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  13. I agree. Wonderful job, Evy! And Tim! Thanks again! Can't wait to see the rest of the photos.

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  14. These are beautiful! And I loved reading the story of how you ended up photographing Jana's wedding. :)

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  15. Ditto to everyone, especially Amanda W. These shots are fabulous and completely capture the beauty of the day. It was so fun watching you and Tim working together, Evy - you kept it professional and fun. Keep up the great work!

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  16. Wow, I am stunned! These are absolutely beautiful!!! You have an amazing talent, Evangeline. Glad you were able to shot Jana's wedding, and congrats on your own!

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  17. Evy, you truely captured the "magic" of the day! Your pictures tell the wonderful story of the Prince and Princess, and family and friends all celebrating together on their special day!

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  18. Delightful! I loved the story of the clashing wedding dates...and the photos are crammed with joy, just as they should be! ;O)

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  19. So much beauty, it's almost too much to handle! What a perfect day, and captured so magically by an amazing photographer!

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  20. Jana sent me to comment! ::smile::

    Beautiful work, dear! Love you!

    (and ditto to Ashleigh.)

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  21. Those are amazing pictures! You captured the happiness of the day so beautifully!

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  22. Wow, such wonderful angles and perspectives. Especially loved the "vintage" feel. Thanks for sharing these on your blog!

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  23. Oh, the pictures are so beautiful!!! I love the ice-cream parlor ones. And Jana's veil was so cute!

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  24. Very nice photo work! I can't wait to see how they look without the watermarks covering them.

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  25. I like the ones in the ice cream parlor! Especially since that place is well-loved in reedsburg!

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  26. These are amazing photos. You have a great artistic eye.

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  27. These are great! I'm so glad I got to see them. What a fun day.

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  28. They're beautiful pictures. I'm glad Jana has as good a friend as you to shoot her wedding for her. That makes it really special.

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  29. The pics were awesome! You really have an Eye for detail and I loved the idea of the Ice Cream Parlor. Awesome Pictures. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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  30. These are absolutely beautiful pictures of Chris and Jana's special day!!!! So happy for you Jana! HUGS

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  31. These pictures are amazing! What fantastic images from the best day of any couples life together! Wow...Congratulations to Jana and her man!

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  32. Beautiful, beautiful pictures. I love the colors, and the way you captured the emotion on people's faces. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful wedding. :)

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