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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Durham-Oates Wedding | Middle Tennessee Wedding Photography { frogs and faeries }

Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Brian Oates!

Saturday, October 17 didn't turn out as anyone had expected. It was damp, gray, and COLD! Barbara and Brian had googled average temperature for their wedding date and were happy to know that for that particular date, it was a nice 70 degrees. Mother Nature definitely had other plans for the day, but we stood up to her, ignored the cold, and got some killer images!

From the moment I met Brian and Barbara, I knew that it would be a great wedding. For one thing, they are both GORGEOUS!!! (I mean, I don't think it's possible to take bad pictures of these two!) They are also a super sweet couple who are very much in love with each other and excited about the future ahead of them.

We always start off with images of the bride getting ready. It's one of my favorite parts of the day. I love all the behind the scenes action.

Barbara and Brian decided to get all of their pictures done before the wedding. I always love it when a couple is up for this. It takes a lot of stress out of the day and allows the couple to just enjoy their family and friends after the ceremony. With couples that chose this option, we do what is called a First Look. My assistant and I take the bride and groom to a secluded location so that they are alone when they see each other for the first time. Pictures taken during this time are always some of my favorite of the entire day.

You may be wondering if this takes away from the specialness of the groom seeing his bride for the first time walking down the aisle. Just ask Brian - it doesn't! The man who "never cries" (and that's straight from the bride's mouth!) teared up a bit when he saw Barbara walking toward him! :)

Images from B and B's First Look:

After the First Look, we headed out to get some images of just the couple. I've got lots more I aim to show, but here's one of my favorite:


Then we split up for individual shots.


Thanks Barbara and Brian for inviting me to document your wedding day. You two are an amazing couple! Love you!


Gabensysmom said...

So beautiful!! What wonderful captures of their special day :) Love the getting ready shots too :)

Melinda Dillman said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Love them!!

Mary Lauren said...

umm umbrella shot = my fave.

jaimiers said...

Beautiful!! I love love love the umbrella! The first shot is just perfect! What a beautiful couple, they are sure to love their beautiful portraits!

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