Kelly + Joshua are married! Beaufort NC wedding photographer

When you are photographing a wedding, you are really photographing relationships and personalities.  Our clients don't know it, but we take little 'nuggets' from each wedding - whether it's a funny comment or touching moment - that we remember.  It sticks with us and for me, it tells me who my couples are and where they come from (not necessarily geographically, but emotionally...mentally).  I was actually a social psych major in college, and while it may seem that has absolutely nothing to do with wedding photography whatsoever, I think that my total fascination with observing people and being easily emotionally caught up in their relationships and interactions with each other has everything to do with wedding photography.  It is sometimes a struggle for me to keep from getting teary eyed (which of course leads to blurry vision, so I have to seriously stop myself from it!) at a wedding, and there were several moments on Kelly & Joshua's wedding day that had me totally roped into their bond with each other and their families.  It is probably why I leave every wedding wanting to hang out with my clients as if we're old pals.  Because by the time I have watched them laugh and cry and dance and love, I am - in my own way - emotionally invested in them. We were introduced to Kelly & Joshua by Joshua's aunt, Allison, who also happens to be the mother of our recent bride Katie, whose wedding we photographed in June.  We jived with them right off the bat...like all of our couples, they were laidback and down to earth (yes, we are super lucky).  They were married this past Saturday in a ceremony at Ann St. Methodist Church with a reception that followed at The Boathouse at Front Street Village, Beaufort, NC.  And if you ever wonder why I'm so gushy about my amazing clients, it's because they do things like sing ME happy birthday at THEIR wedding reception.  Seriously one of the most unique birthday experiences ever.  :)  Check out their photos!

**Please remember to leave the newlyweds a comment here on the blog!  25 comments = the couple receives an 8x10.  At the end of the year the couple with the most blog comments will win a 16x20 canvas gallery wrap!**

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Beaufort NC wedding photographer A few tears did fall from Joshua's eyes as his bride said her written vows...

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Beaufort NC wedding photographer Joshua asked his family to accept Kelly with a nice, loud "we do."  And they did.  :)

Beaufort NC wedding photographer

Beaufort NC wedding photographer

Beaufort NC wedding photographer

Beaufort NC wedding photographer

Beaufort NC wedding photographer

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Beaufort NC wedding photographer One of my favorite moments during the reception was the sing-along... "Well I was drunk the day my mom got outta prison..." And if you think that's the first time I've heard that song at a wedding, you probably haven't been to very many weddings in North Carolina!  ;)

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Beaufort NC wedding photographer As the first dance ended, someone shouted out "kiss her!" to which Joshua responded by kissing her and egging everyone on for cheers.  Cute moment.  :)

Beaufort NC wedding photographer "It won't be like this for long, one day soon that little girl is gonna be all grown up and gone...yeah this phase is gonna fly by so he's trying to hold on, 'cause it won't be like this for long..."

Beaufort NC wedding photographer Joshua was totally killing me with his tears!  This was one of those moments I had to hold mine back!  Very sweet dance with his mom.

Beaufort NC wedding photographer Love is *sweet*

Beaufort NC wedding photographer The son of Kelly's maid of honor serenaded the couple for a dance at the reception :)

Beaufort NC wedding photographer

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Beaufort NC wedding photographer Love the facial expressions here!  Not sure how he felt about catching the garter ;)

Beaufort NC wedding photographer A grand send off by boat...always awesome.

Congratulations Kelly & Joshua!  Thank you for letting us spend the day with you!