2018 Real Wedding Moments

This past year was filled with so many beautiful weddings and each wedding was filled with beautiful moments. For my 2018 wrap up post I’m sharing my favorite “un-posed” moments during this year’s weddings. These photos may not be the perfect composition or the best lighting, but they tell a story. As the cliche goes, a picture is worth a thousand words and these photos have a lot to say! Throughout a wedding day I like to take a photojournalistic approach to most of the wedding day. Many times the photos that are posted on social media or shared on the blog are more posed or planned photos. However, my client’s galleries are filled with such special candid moments.

I want to thank my clients for allowing me to photograph these amazing moments. It is truly an honor to be a part of a wedding day. This year has been filled with love and many tears have been shed behind the camera. Sometimes I get asked why I like to photograph weddings, this blog is my answer. I may have even shed a few tears while choosing these photos…

So….without further ado… My Favorite Real Wedding Moments of 2018!

Cindy shares a sweet moment with her father after giving him a gift.

Cindy & Joseph walk out of their ceremony as Mr. and Mrs. This is one of my favorite photos ever!

Father of the bride rides from the main house to the reception area.

Dana laughing with her bridesmaids as she waits for the wedding ceremony.

Dana & Josh leave their wedding reception as husband and wife.

Caitlin adjusts her veil before heading out for portraits.

As I was taking the bride’s portraits I look over to see the flower girl picking flowers as the bridal party walks over for photos.

Jordan wipes a tear after he sees Caitlin for the first time and their ceremony begins.

An emotional moment between mother and son.

Katie & Kurtis react to her sister surprising them with their doggies at the wedding. See next photo.

Katie high-fives one of the groomsmen on the dance floor.

Dogs are the cause of a lot of candid moments! This photo reminds me of the park scene from 101 Dalmatians. This one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPzL3UGDHak

Spencer sings to Karla during his wedding vows.

Brandi sees her dad for the first time as a bride.

Another sweet moment of Brandi and her dad during their Father-Daughter dance.

Jackson’s mom surprised him during their Mother-Son dance with a family chicken dance. After the song ended I turned and saw this sweet moment. A split second caught on camera.

Selena & Rick share an intimate moment after their First Look.

Selena smiling from ear to ear as she walks down the aisle to her groom

Raquel looks lovingly at her brand new nephew in the bridal suite at Gover Ranch.

Raquel and her dad share a moment before he performs his daughter’s wedding ceremony.

Justin, the groom, dances the night away while sporting one of the photo booth props.

The mountains were blue on this Coors Light, but the music was too good to stop dancing.

Shelly gets pampered while she prepares for her wedding day. Makeup by Leslie Hernandez.

Shelly looks out to her family and friends during the ceremony.

Shelly and Michael laugh while listening to toasts at their wedding reception.

Shelly and her dad are full of joy while dancing during the Father-Daughter dance.

Madison shares a moment with her father before he walks her down the aisle.

Many tears were shed when Madi’s cousin surprised her by coming all the way from South America.

Can’t wait to see what moments 2019 has in store!
Happy New Year!