Friday, June 26, 2009

Young Love...

I can't believe it's almost been a month ago (June 5th) that my cousin, Audrey, had her wedding. Just wanted to share a few of my favorite images from her big day. Audrey graduated from Wichita State University, School of Nursing in May. On July 1st she takes her big test, so she can be a nurse in the state of Nebraska, where they just bought a house. Lots of big events happening in her life all at once. Reminds me of when I got married...graduated college, got married, bought a house, got a real job.

She was absolutely beautiful, and her cowboy groom, very handsome. Ahh...Young Love!

Since starting to experiment with photography, I've had a lot of fun with newborns, children and families. I get super nervous before a photo shoot, AND can't imagine ever doing a wedding. There is so much pressure, since you only have one chance to catch that once in a lifetime moment. eek!! Well, the other day one of my 'photography buddies' emailed me about helping her shoot a wedding in October. I warned her that I'd never professionally shot a wedding, and that I had a LOT to learn...but I'd love to help her out and learn from her! It will be a great opportunity to get experience without all the pressure.

For Audy's wedding, it was fun to just be in the background snapping creative shots.

The programs...made by elephant juice designs, of course

Funny I caught a reflection of myself and my Aunt Clara.
{The wannabe photographers}

I was wearing shoes from my awesome friend Christie's closet...
Loved them!

The Father of the Groom

Riding off into the sunset on their horse and carriage

The Reception Hall was beautiful...
We'd started decorating it two days earlier!

Rewind::Here we are two days earlier, decorating with heavy machinery

The Bride

The Wedding March

Love this idea my Aunt Deb saw in a magazine...
wrapping the liquor in fabric.

The 'dollar dance'
If this is only what she stared with, I think she did pretty good!!

Barrett paid for our dance with Audy

Wedding favors: honey from the groom's family farm

Practicing the Wedding March after the rehearsal dinner

Barrett had his first Twizzler during the decorating. He liked!

We tested out the horse and carriage after the rehearsal dinner.
Barrett got to sit in the carriage with Hannah Jean.

There you go...a {mish mosh} of my favorites!
If you're interested in seeing more, you can view the full slideshow HERE on my website.

Barrett will be embarrassed later...but he was so tired after we left the wedding reception. We were trying to change his diaper and he just rolled over conked out. He looked like a little frog with his hands under his legs.
We put his jammies on and he was still conked.


  1. Great pictures! Thanks for the shoe props :) Love the pictures of B at the end. Yes, that will haunt him for sure...

  2. What a gorgeous wedding. The reception hall was amazing with all of the fabric, etc. And your shoes were too die for too. ;)

  3. beautiful wedding and pictures, Laura!! I had to laugh at the last two of Barrett. Nicholas did the exact same thing after my cousin's wedding!

  4. Those are awesome pics! I have been asked as well to take some "non-professional" pics at a wedding in Oct...a bit make it look so easy with these great shots! That wedding was just my taste...except..I DID wear cowboy boots with my wedding dress!!!

    How do you get your name on your pics? (elephant juice)


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