This one's a special one, guys... There was so much love smushed into this day. Biggest cry had to be when Chels was sitting in her bridal suite reading Nando's letter to her before she walked down the isle!! I mean come on, STP brides, you know you never cry alone in my presence!!
I have to share Chelsea's sweet words with you all on her wedding experience with me. I try to be more than a photographer for you - and it is so humbling that before they even received their wedding pictures, I received this :
My husband and I got married February 2017 and we had decided to hire Shelby as our wedding photographer, but we didn't know then what we know now. Shelby absolutely went above and beyond on every occasion from our engagement pictures to my bridal shots and the wedding. Shelby made me feel so beautiful and comfortable and I had a wonderful time. She helped me put pictures in frames when we were running late, she helped me bustle my dress (which wasn't easy with a 20 point bustle I might add), and coordinate all the pictures I had asked for and more. She is punctual, caring, respectful, professional and does it all with grace. From the bottom of my heart, thank you Shelby, for making the wedding of my dreams a reality and taking beautiful pictures I can have forever. I HIGHLY recommend Shelby and her services! She did an AMAZING job and we will definitely be calling Shelby for any pictures we need in the future!
Tears, Chels!! Girl, it was an honor to bustle your dress - What was it, 27 points?!
Chelsea & Nando, throughout this process you have become, not only dearly loved clients, but friends. I wish your little family the happiest ever after!
I also had the very best assistant/second shooter! (That's you, Cody Marquardt!) He prides himself in his sparkler shots, which are featured at the end of this post!! Am I proud? Yep.
Venue: Astin Mansion
Dress : David's Bridal
HMU : North Hair Salon
Catering : Buppy's