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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Schwering

Emily + Austin: Wedding Day


Last weekend, I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Emily & Austin's GORGEOUS wedding day. When I first sat down with Emily last summer to talk about the vision she had for her day, she said that the theme was vintage, clean, & classic. With a LOT of flowers. Emily put so much time into the details involved throughout her day and all of her hard work definitely paid off. I feel like details help tell so much of the wedding day story and they bring the day together. When I was going through my list of second shooters available for this wedding, I knew I had to pick Amanda (with AC Photo ltd) because she has such an eye for capturing delicate accessories and details and as soon as we both arrived at the venue we immediately started gathering flowers, jewelry, shoes, perfumes, invitations . . . everything to start the day off right! These shots came out BEAUTIFULLY and I'm so excited for Emily to see how all the pieces came together.

After we were finished with the detail photos, Amanda and I split up to capture both sides of the bridal party getting ready. Emily and Austin chose the Nathanael Greene Lodge as their venue and it was actually the first time I had ever worked there. It was SO nice to have spaces for both the bride and groom to get ready and the outdoor ceremony space was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. It was so much fun to hang out downstairs and spend the morning with Emily and her girls. They had a blast helping one another with hair and makeup and their matching PJs were perfect for group photos on the vintage couch Emily and Austin rented for the day. I always love the photos that are taken while getting ready because they're so much more relaxed and casual compared to the photos of the rest of the day. It's nice to capture a few candid moments the bride and groom have with those closest to them while they prepare to marry the love of their life.

Oh yes, let me also mention that the white robe that Emily is wearing is actually a gift from her mom. The gorgeous robe was made from her mom's wedding dress and the album Emily is looking at is the wedding album from her parents' wedding where her mom is wearing that dress. Isn't that just the sweetest? I LOVE it when little things like that are incorporated into the day. While I was downstairs with the girls, Amanda was upstairs with the guys getting photos of them getting ready and hanging out.