Lesley & Stephen – 09.04.10

The newspaper headline for Lesley and Stephen’s wedding would probably read, “Cinderella has found her Prince Charming!” You see, Lesley used to work for Disney where she performed as the character, Cinderella. And Stephen is certainly charming despite never officially portraying the Prince. They are both amazingly fun people. (Fair warning: I am probably going to use the word “fun” a lot in this post.) Lesley and Stephen were amazing hosts, and it was easy to tell that they truly enjoyed the day. At one point I heard Lesley say to one of her guests, “I’m having so much fun! I don’t want it to end.” I hope the photos help to relive the day over and over. 🙂 And with that, onto the photos, starting with a few details and getting ready shots:

Lesley’s mom, helping out with the dress:



Meanwhile, Chris was with Stephen. I love this:

Both sides of the bridal party let off some steam just before the ceremony:

I love this moment (which, I found out later, was the moment where Dad lost it a little bit!):

The readings were beautiful and emotional:



When I was researching the area around the church just to see what’s nearby, I noticed this bridge right across the street and instantly knew what I wanted to do with it.

Super fun couple and bridal party + plenty of time for pictures + nearby playground = the following several photos!

Ha! So glad Chris grabbed this shot:

Sort of a modern-design teeter-totter:

Please note past SSP bride and good friend, Kim, over on the right. Hi Kim! 🙂

Have you ever seen a bride on a zip-line? No? I have!

Fun entrance to the reception:

My view of the first dance:

Chris’s view:

Proud parents:

Sisterly tears during the father-daughter dance:

Fun toast reactions!

I love that Stephen’s mom is giving him the thumbs-up:

This is so great – Lesley’s grandmother just recovered from hip replacement surgery, and she’s ON THE DANCE FLOOR all smiles. Get it, Grandma!

Please make note of the Cinderella/Prince Charming cake topper…

Yes, I stole it momentarily (after the cake cutting!) for this shot:

Just lovely: Lesley and Stephen! Chris and I really did have such a FUN time at your wedding. Thanks so much for trusting us with your wedding photography. We wish you all the best, and I can’t wait to show you more pictures!

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  • Stephanie Ashley - As always, Susan and Chris ROCK! These shots are amazing, I can’t wait to see more. See you next month!ReplyCancel

  • Donna Townsend (aka Mother Of The Bride) - Susan, your pictures capture everything about who Lesley is and each moment shown with her and Stephen describes their love without words. You and Chris are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Rita Miner - BEAUTIFUL! Wish we could have been there but these pictures captured the special moments- breath taking and encapsules the magic that Lesley and Stephen create just by being together. We love you lots and wish you many more magical moments in life!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - Susan – you guys did a phenomenal job! I love all of them! I can’t even begin to pick out a favorite because they are all so amazing. Of course, that’s no surprise. I’m absolutely loving the depth of field… I’m drooling over the shots! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Gabby Wilkins (extended "cousin" of bride) - I agree with what Mom (Donna) said! These pictures are gorgeous and amazing and do capture every moment and who Lesley & Stephen are! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - that last shot is priceless! LOVE all of the detail shots and the ceremony shots. Fabulous….. just fabulous! The group shots looked like they were so much fun. The girls rocking it out totally crack me up. (:ReplyCancel

  • Pops Townsend - That’s my Girl!!!! Hey, I’ve got a Son!
    Susan your pictures are beyond great. Thanks ever so much.ReplyCancel

  • ssp behind-the-scenes: the album process » susan solo photography blog - […] to end the post with an image or two, here is Lesley & Stephen’s beautiful wedding Custom Flush Mount Album that was lovingly shipped off to them earlier this […]ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - What church was the ceremony held at? The church and your photographs are beautiful!ReplyCancel