Melissa & Land – 10.24.09 (Part 1)

And I’m really only going to have just “part 1” for you of Melissa and Land’s wedding! I spend quite a bit of time networking with other photographers in the area (and across the country for that matter!), and when I heard that Melissa and Land’s photographer was really really sick (and contagious) right before their wedding, I wanted to do anything I could to help out because I know someone would do the same thing for me. It turned out that another photographer and I were able to tag-team/split the day to work around our schedules and to also seamlessly cover the wedding day activities. I took over the getting ready portion of the day, so those are the photos that I have here! After meeting Melissa and Land, I’m so anxious to see how the rest of their day went. It started off beautifully, with everyone in such great spirits. The energy was so contagious!

Melissa was on Twitter providing giddy wedding-day updates:

And people were providing her updates as well! One of her friends tweeted a picture of the wedding cake. When you stop and think about it, isn’t technology just amazing?!

Land was the perfect mix of calm and excited while getting ready.

I have to say, I can’t wait to see how Melissa looked in this amazing dress!

Melissa incorporated so many special family heirlooms into her day – I loved all the details:

Another detail not to be missed – Melissa is a champion Irish dancer!


Melissa and Land, I wish you all the best and it was such a joy to meet you and be a small part of your wedding. I hope the rest of your day was absolutely amazing!

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  • Anna - Haha, love the tweeting! These are really gorgeous, count me in on wanting to see the rest especially the bride in her dress – that’s a gorgeous dress! Love the bouquet shots too, especially the first one! And shoes, I always love the shoes!!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - BEAUTIFUL coverage. They are so lucky that you were kind enough to step in and cover part of their day. You’re amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Brianna Phelan - Gorgeous shots and awesome lighting. love the very last one! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sean - The Twitter …age/ing, haha, is so cute. Love the first shot of the groom getting ready. All of these are gorgeous, Susan. Love your work.ReplyCancel

  • Eileen Broderick - Wow. So incredibly cool that you were able to help out. It must have killed you to have to leave before seeing her all dressed up!! These images are gorgeous, Susan.ReplyCancel