Friday, July 16, 2010

Wedding No. 1

I mentioned earlier that we attended two weddings in a week. They were both outdoors, yet totally different events. However they were both equally fun and touching.

The first one was a teeny tiny yard wedding. My longtime friends Levi and Krista decided to tie the knot. They are both from my hometown, and I went to high school with Levi. I also consider this couple to be friends of the family since they know my older sister very well. Needless to say, I was really excited to be a part of their wedding day.

They originally planned to visit a nearby courthouse. After some scheduling conflict, they instead opted to have the officiant come right to their house and marry them in their front yard.

Here's the beautiful bride Krista (and her daughter Fina, my favorite photo model):

And here's the groom and proud father Levi:

Here they are with their two witnesses:

Yes, Krista and Levi are really tall. I think their daughter has a future as WNBA player.

The witness friends brought their young son. He hates to smile in photos, but I managed to catch one:

And of course, this guy was there too. He made the whole thing official:

The ceremony was very fast, but still very touching. I like when you can look at two people and see the love between them.

Whether it's between a couple or between a parent and child:

Since it was a quick wedding, I mostly snapped some candid shots of the two families hanging out and goofing around.

How cute are these two kids? If you answered "super cute" then you are correct. I also would have accepted "too cute" and "it hurts my heart, I'm having a cute attack."

Congratulations, Levi and Krista! I'm very honored that I was a part of your special day.

Photo Friday

But wait - since this post is a part of Photo Friday, I should probably offer some more information. For these photos, I used my Sony a500 and two really old Minolta lenses, an f1.7 50mm prime and a f3.5 28-85 zoom. The lighting was really tricky because it was early evening. So there was some harsh light coming in at an angle. I tried my best to shoot in the shade or at the edge of the shade, but sometimes you just gotta work with what you've got. In hindsight, I wish I would have used my reflector for some of the shots under the trees. Live and learn, right?



Life in Rehab July 16, 2010 at 2:06 PM  

Very nice photos, and yes, those kids are beyond cute.

Kate@TwentySixToLife July 16, 2010 at 2:08 PM  

You got some great photos. I love weddings like this too - they are so personal. Big congrats to the happy couple!

Kelly@TearingUpHouses July 16, 2010 at 4:02 PM  

Great photos, Kristi!


Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog July 20, 2010 at 4:21 PM  

I love the spirit of this wedding! You captured it beautifully :).

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