Joe + Kristen = a fun, laid back, and incredibly loving couple... and now husband and wife! Kristen and Joe got married at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center, which is an amazing cathedral turned events facility that looks like it came straight out of Italy. We took most of the pictures before the ceremony so we could capture the beauty of Sacred Heart before the sun went down and have a little time to get some pictures of just Kristen and Joe. They saw each other beforehand, had some time to hug and enjoy seeing each other in the middle of a chaotic day, and then smile and kiss lots for the camera:) It is so sweet to see the chemistry between couples and how we each find our home in another person. You could just tell that seeing Joe was what made all the fuss of wedding details worth it for Kristen, and that they felt a sense of relief in seeing and being with each other. They both were up for anything, so we got pictures on the grounds of the cultural center and also in the middle of the road in downtown Augusta. This was pretty funny... Kristen's dad stopped traffic with orange cones to make sure his daughter and new son-in-law were able to pose and kiss for random street shots! Kristen was even up for sitting on the steps of the church with Joe (she said she didn't mind sitting in the dress because it's not like she's planning on wearing it again!!!! love it:). I am one of those people that wants to suck life dry as much as possible, and for me it means fully using what I've been given. Side note: this is a process for me of learning to "suck life dry," not trying to save it or preserve something that isn't meant to last forever, but I'm learning more what that means everyday. What that means for a wedding day is to not be afraid of messing up a dress (within reason of course!), not saving my energy for a future moment but giving my all to what is before me. I feel like Kristen and Joe lived that out on their wedding day, having fun with pictures, not fretting about something getting on their clothes but living the day fully and enjoying the fleeting moments that would one day only be preserved in pictures. They hugged lots of people and tore up the dance floor, and when they left you could tell they had a really good time. I am thankful for couples like this who have such positive attitudes about even the huge family photos and keep reminding themselves that this day is one that will pass all too quickly, so it should be enjoyed. Thanks Kristen and Joe for having me be a part of your day. You made it a real joy for me:) d LOVE this shot of Joe... workin' it on the dance floor!and to match Joe's awesome dance shot is Kristen at the photo booth... Sassy Bride!!!
some instant film pics to finish it off. You guys are instant fun... for real:)