posted on: July 27, 2007
You may remember Jenn & AJ's engagement session, which we photographed at Indiana State University and the Sky King Airport in Terre Haute, IN where AJ trained to become a pilot. One of the most unique things about their engagement is that they decided to retain their purity before marriage by not even sharing a KISS until their wedding day!! So you can only imagine the build up of every single minute leading up to their wedding ceremony. Leading up to the ceremony, nerves were pretty high in anticipation of everything going as perfectly as planned, so when the ceremony actually happened, everyone just let loose with tears and emotion.
The girls decided to get ready at the church, and in order to have enough mirrors and outlets for hair and makeup, they decided to take over both the women's and men's restrooms!
How many bridesmaids does it take to zip up a dress?
I love completely random unexpected portraits like this one. I used to avoid taking pictures when people would look directly at the camera while I was trying to capture them in a candid moment, but lately I've decided that these moments are just as real as any other, so why should I try to act like they never happened?
The moment when a father gives away his daughter is so meaningful..
During the ceremony, Jenn & AJ had a slideshow projected onto a screen along with sound that they had prerecorded. They talked about their relationship, how they met, and the promises they made to each other. It was very moving and so many people were moved by their love for each other.
The looooooooong awaited kiss!!!!!!!!!
Jenn & AJ had so many personal touches and one of the most unique was that they had paper airplanes for their guests to toss during their exit!
The ceremony was at the First Baptist Church of North Vernon, IN and the reception was at the Clifty Inn in Madison, IN, which is quite a bit of a drive! So I made the most of our long drive to Madison. ;-)
Before arriving at the reception site, we stopped for a few pictures at a beautiful historic home and gardens in Madison, as well as a few in the city and along the Ohio river..
(for what it's worth - that's real motion blur, not photoshopped blur ;-)
Jenn's grandmother loved Kewpie dolls, so these were placed as a little reminder...
This is probably one of my favorite photos!! I just love everything about it!
They had a bubble machine for their first dance! Do you know how hard it is to focus on bubbles?!
The view from the back of the Inn was beautiful and with the clear sky, you could see well into Kentucky! Such a perfect way to end a perfect day! Congratulations Jenn & AJ!
PS!!!!!!! Please vote for your favorite image by leaving a comment!! The bride & groom will receive a free enlargement of the blog reader's favorite!! (They get all the files anyway, so this is just for fun!)
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