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MELANIE + DENNIS • INTIMATE WEDDING

The first wedding of 2019 is in the books…

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…and this sweet ceremony was such a refreshing way to start off the wedding season.


Melanie and Dennis tied the knot at Columbia Christian Church—a beautiful, inviting church, with large stained glass windows that are sure to capture your gaze.

In case you didn’t believe me when I said they’re sure to capture your gaze…haha!!!

In case you didn’t believe me when I said they’re sure to capture your gaze…haha!!!


I could sense the excitement in the air once Cam and I walked into the church, camera gear in tow, ready to take some test shots (it’s great to have built in time before you officially have to start shooting so you can learn the lighting of a space, how you need to approach your camera settings, and so on).

Melanie was finishing up getting ready as she greeted me in the church parlor. ”All I need are my earrings and then we can start,” she said. She was slightly flustered; she said she couldn’t believe she forgot them at home. Her mom went back to get them for her. I told her to take a deep breath and relax, because it’d be no time before her mom was back with them, and ultimately, she should focus on her excitement. “Take a moment to breathe, and think about how happy this is—you’re about to get married!”

I saw a smile spread across her face, and it was only moments later when her mom arrived.

After that, things progressed smoother than you could even hope for them to., and the ceremony flowed without any hiccups.

The intimacy of this ceremony really was something special. It was easy to sense the love between the two of them: gentle, trusting, thankful….you could just tell they both felt so lucky to have found one another.


See for yourself…

Here are my absolute favorites from Melanie and Dennis’ big day.


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Melanie and Dennis: I wish you two a life full of joy together!!! It was an honor to document this special day in your life!


Until next time,

Skyler

Skyler SmithComment