I met Deb and Ron earlier this year when they came into my studio. We talked for quite a bit and I instantly felt a good connection with them. They’re such a warm and lovely couple. I was invited into their home after the meeting. I had a chance to meet their family and see their beautiful home. Ever since then I’ve been looking forward to photographing their wedding.
The weekend finally came. Sarah, Suzy and I arrived at their house around midday to find Ron and Deb sitting by the piano and the bridesmaids getting ready for the big day.
The sun was shining and the garden looked absolutely gorgeous in the dappled sunshine. Deb is very artistic and you can tell that she cherishes little details from the little treats that you discover as you walk around her garden.
Deb told us Ron had helped Deb pick out her dress at Trudy’s where they popped in one afternoon with no real idea of what they were looking for. They left an hour and a half later with her beautiful dress!
The bridal party walked from the house, down the sloped garden to where the ceremony was being held. Ron’s daughter walked him down the isle. It was a tender moment when Deb’s son (closely followed by Timmy the little dog!) met her on the slope and proceeded to walk her down to the isle to Pachelbel’s Canon in D.
Deb and Ron wrote letters to each other which the officiant read aloud to the guests in the ceremony. Deb described how once Ron said “I love you so much that I want to carry you around in a trunk and take you with me.”
Alison, their niece, performed a song on guitar during the ceremony. After speaking with her, I learned she was incredibly nervous. Her nerves did not show in the slightest. She sang beautifully and everyone loved it!
Before the dinner was served, there were a few speeches. Tears were shed. People smiled and laughed as Deb and Ron’s children toasted the newlyweds.
After dinner, while the guests headed to the poolside where the dancing would start, I snuck Deb and Ron over to their Harleys to get some shots. Deb is the proud owner of the bigger bike!
Their first dance was to “A Moment Like This”. It was a beautiful moment as the sun set and the poolside became lit by candles.
The party started in full swing and the guests danced the night away!
At the end of the evening, I came across the newlyweds sharing a quiet moment by the piano. At that point we were already packed to go, but I couldn’t resist pulling out my Fuji X100 for a final shot! Deb played a piece on the piano and Ron went to get his violin. The two of them did a beautiful duet together.
The following day I attended their bar-b-que and pool party. I surprised the newlyweds with the following slide show we made just for them. The celebration continued with good food, enjoyable company, and quick dips in their pool.