I am so excited to blog about Ryan and Ashlea’s wedding at the Victory Arts Center
in Fort Worth. I have treasured editing all of their images, as this is my last wedding for a while… I really do count myself blessed to have ended 2011 with this wedding. Though I have only been around Ryan and Ashlea for a brief time, I can tell that they are two extremely fun and joyous people. You know, the kind of people that you enjoy hanging around because they put you in a better mood by just being in the room. Some people have the gift for sharing happiness and these two definitely have this gift.
Ashlea’s smile is contagious and Ryan just ADORES her. I basically didn’t have to work at all, I just observed their love and they did the rest.
Did I pose this below? Well…no, I didn’t. See, told you I had it easy.
Their ceremony was also extremely special to me. In all of the weddings I have photographed in the past few years I had yet to photograph a wedding that used any of the songs Dan and I had used in our wedding. Ashlea and Ryan chose “In Christ Alone
” to sing during worship which is one of the songs we sang during worship at our wedding. It’s such a powerful song for me, but added to the memory of my wedding it flung me into reflecting on how blessed life has been and continues to be. This post about Ashlea and Ryan is turning into a personal post about myself pretty quickly…pardon me, back to the stars of the show.
A HUGE thank you to Rachel
for second shooting with me. Shooting at 34 weeks pregnant was difficult and I’m not sure I could have done it without her support and skills to back me up. She took this lovely shot below.
I almost always have a second shooter with me for many, many reasons. One of the main reasons is it allows multiple angle shots in a quick amount of time (which is key during a wedding!). Here is an example:
Here is a short slideshow of a few more of my favorites from their lovely wedding. Ryan and Ashlea I wish you so much joy and happiness in your marriage. It is such a blessing to walk out life with your best friend. I’m so happy for you and was truly blessed to be a part of your wedding.