Carrie and Bridgette tied the knot at the Milestone in Denton last month. I adore Carrie and Bridgette together and how much fun these two have together. When they look at each other, they cannot for the life of them, keep a straight face. They both just start making goofy faces and burst into laughter. These two have a cute story of meeting in class at UNT and soon became each other’s lobsters.
I teared up more and more as I looked through their images to pull some for their blog post. When I arrived, both were in their separate rooms getting their hair and makeup done and each begged me to show them pictures of the other one. I totally refused as I wanted to their first look to be real and authentic with the expressions they had when they saw each other for the first time. It was a first for me to do a first look with a same sex couple on their wedding day, so I maneuvered Bridgette and Carrie in a way where they couldn’t see each other at all until they turned around. I placed them back to back and then let them turn around to see each other. I couldn’t have asked for a more genuine and organic first look. It was truly memorable!!! They followed it up with a sweet ceremony full of laughs and love.
The grandparents arrived shortly after we were wrapping up photos of Carrie and Bridgette and I love the congratulations and how emotional it was when they embraced. The love of a grandparent really knows no bounds. It is such a unique bond and I’m so happy I could capture these memories for them.
I crack up at the chocolate this ring bearer clearly had before the ceremony started. It must have been super yummy!!!
Carrie and Bridgette loved the pool table the Milestone has in one of the getting ready suites and really wanted to utilize it for a photo in some way. We gathered the bridal party and placed them along the side of the table and placed Carrie and Bridgette in the center. What is really cool is the bridal party creates a leading line right to our two brides with the use of repetition. I wanted to create some dramatic lighting that would make it more a work of art and creative. I think they end result was pretty cool.
The image above is one of my favorite cake cutting shots EVER!!! It really embraces the fun of it and it is showing how these two connect to one another. Plus I really hate the awkward shot of hold the cake cutting knife and looking at the camera. I much prefer the realness and the personalities shining through.
Yep totally teared up during their first dance.
Congrats to Carrie and Bridgette!!!! It was such an honor to be your wedding photographer and capture such wonderful moments for you!!