Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Small smiles...

There is a certain smile that only lovers share.  Smiles come in all sorts...ear-to-ear for your funny Uncle, 
tight and catching back tears for the Grandma that you haven't seen in forever, 
easy and genuine for that friend you see often.  

Then there are those smiles that only you can read on your mates face.  The smile that says "I love you" and leaves a shimmer in your eye.  The one that says "I know exactly how you feel".  Some linger, some beckon, some speak volumes.  To the one you love dearest there is no better feeling than communicating with a smile.  

Janie and Heath have those smiles.  

You see them pull at the sides of their mouth and give them the ability to say very little when moments call for quiet.  By the end of the night I could see them in Janie's eyes and I could  tell these two were "it".

The girls got ready all together at a local salon and then traveled to the church to dress.


















Since it was so burrrr cold outside we decided to do Janie's photos in the chapel.  After all the bride's hair and make-up is of upmost importance!  Lucky for us we had some great options and Janie knew how to work the camera.








We photographed Heath at his home.  The guys all joined him around the pool table and some college football to prep for his big day.  Everyone looked very handsome and was eager to start the day.





The church was so inviting.  It was managed by an older married couple that greeted us like we were in their home.  Everyone felt welcome and warmed by the gathering in this chapel.







I love a dip for the first kiss!!! Nothing better in my opinion!!!


The wedding party danced down the aisle to Stuck on You by Sugarland.  It was impossible for me not to shake my booty right along with them...snap, shake, snap, shake, repeat! :  )

You have to look closely, but I love how Heath and Janie are framed in the small area of light stealing a second kiss after becoming husband and wife!



The sun had set shortly before the ceremony began so we continued portraits in the church and then departed for the party.











Thank you Janie and Heath for including me on your wonderful winter day.  I wish you all the best and I know in my heart that there are many years of joy to come for the two of you.

2 comments:

Fleur said...

Beautiful photos, Abby ... I love her dress (and red shoes!) and they are so happy together - you really captured their day! Merry Christmas, Nico

SueWags said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! Too many to single out! Best wishes to them!!!!