The kind of love that Lauren and Dane have is exactly why I love my job. Spending the past three weeks re-living their wedding day over and over through editing has filled me up with so much joy: the way Lauren and Dane look at each other with so much appreciation and respect, how excited their families were for her to walk down the aisle, the endless supply of laughter at the reception... I love all of this. As a wedding photographer, I see it becoming more and more common for my clients' families and friends to spend the wedding day watching the ceremony and first dances behind a phone, or texting at the reception. Aside from how difficult that makes things for the photographer, it makes me sad that they're not enjoying these moments. The Siegfried wedding shows what everyone else is missing out on. I can feel their presence in these, and I hope you can, too. Get ready to feel some love!
Hair: Carma Jean
Catering: Brotha Dudes
Flowers: Triple Wren Farms
DJ: DJ Scoobalicious
As I was photographing Lauren getting ready at the Bellwether Hotel, she let me know she had a special twist planned for their first look! Dane anxiously waited for Lauren to walk up behind him, but she sent his best friend in her place.
Remember that Saturday it finally rained after months of sunshine? This was it! It rained all morning and through all the formal portraits, but cleared up just in time for the ceremony. We didn't let that stop us from enjoying everything they had planned, including a gorgeous, colorful backyard venue.
And a first look with dad...
I'd be begging DJ Scoobalicious to call my table number, too. These vegan "hippie bowls" from Brotha Dudes were insanely good. And that poppy seed dressing? Ah!
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Videographer Maloree Miller created a beautiful wedding video for Lauren and Dane and gave me permission to share that here for you all, too! Maloree can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (253)205-4795.