Megan & John – 10.23.10

Megan and John are two of THE sweetest people I’ve ever met. John is just really laid-back and kind, and Megan is the kind of girl you instantly want to be friends with. She has such a contagious smile, you can’t be unhappy around her. Not that anyone had a reason to be unhappy – their wedding day was absolutely perfect! Perfect weather, perfect schedule, and everything went according to plan. How about some pictures to show off their perfect day?! (Is anyone keeping track of how many times I’ve said “perfect” so far?) Meet John and Megan:

Chris started out taking a few pictures at John’s family’s house…While I was over at Megan’s family’s house, which happens to be built around an old post office! As in, the old post office is literally in the middle of their house. How cool is that?! So of course I had to incorporate it into a few shots.

The dress:

Mom and new sister-in-law helping with the dress:

I’m a sucker for bride + pet photos!

Just chillin’ before the ceremony begins…

I’m also a sucker for father/daughter moments:

Megan, your smile lit up that whole church! I love it.

Family formals, smartphone-style:

Bridal party! They’re all siblings and siblings-in-law now. 🙂

Hellooooo gorgeous couple!

This next one is a bit of a departure from my normal processing style, but I thought the scene called for it…

Megan and John planned quite a bit of time for photos (yay!), so we were able to wander all over the golf course at Chantilly National Country Club.

Seriously, you two are the cutest!

I’m digging the lines/composition of this one if I do say so myself!

While we were out taking portraits, Chris was back inside capturing some great fall-inspired details:

In addition to cake, there was a candy bar full of treats! The more sugar the better, I always say. 🙂

So, you know I’m always trying to spot something fun to do with the rings, and I just couldn’t resist plunking them right into this jar of candy corn. I want you to know, though, that I carefully carved out a scoop of candy to put the rings in, and then I made sure to remove that scoop (which Chris and I snacked on later). I know someone at a table nearby probably thought it was weird of me to put my fingers directly into the candy, but I DIDN’T – I promise! 😀

The toasts were lovely and well-executed…

But it was this letter from John’s 92 year-old grandfather, who couldn’t make it to the wedding, that had everyone choked up (including me):

First dance:

Parent dances:

And then the PARTY! Such a fun reception.

He’s not two feet taller than everyone, he just had some maaaaad jumping skills:

Okay, one more ring shot! Bride and groom Pez dispensers? YES!

Megan and John! Chris and I are both so incredibly happy for you two. We had a wonderful time celebrating with you and your families/friends, and we feel very honored that you chose us to document the day, so thank you!

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  • Maureen and Mike Radford - All of these pictures are just outstanding. The photos on the golf course with excellent lighting are breath taking. You did a fabulous job of capturing the spirit, fun and LOVE of their wedding. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Baker - These may be the best wedding photos EVER! You really captured the occasion beautifully. I love the clever shots of the wedding rings.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Baker - What wonderful, creative shots!! I love the occasional black and white photos, but they are all so imaginative and special.
    Great job!!ReplyCancel

  • Martha Whiteley - These photos are amazing! The images are all so sharp and clear, and the poses so original, creative, and natural-looking. Honestly, many of the photos could pass as ads for David’s Formal & Bridal store, or they could have come straight out of a fashion magazine! Megan is absolutely beautiful in every photo, and John looks very professional.ReplyCancel

  • Megan & John - Susan and Chris,
    John and I are obsessed with the photos! You both did such a great job!! I love the one that you processed differently – soooo cool!!! We can’t thank you enough for giving us such beautiful pictures of our wedding day 🙂 Can’t wait to see more!
    ~Megan and John (from Jamaica!)ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - holy freaking amazing! These are sooooo fabulous! Digging the ring shots too, what lens did you use for those.ReplyCancel