I had the pleasure of being apart of something special in Blaire and Dylan’s wedding day. There was a quiet storm brewing off the Gulf of Mexico but God would not let this day be ruined for Blaire, Dylan, and their Family. I have never felt so humbled within a family or group of people than on this day. I was welcomed in with open arms, and I truly felt like I was part of their Family on this day. The most important thing in the world is family and love and they had both of those qualities and many more.
The day started out with Dylan and the boys at their condo on the beautiful Scenic Hwy 98. Dylan looked cool and calm and ready to see the woman that he would spend the rest of his life with. Dylan filled me in on how he and Blaire met, along with some anecdotes about their relationship and some of his favorite memories they shared. Goosebumps for the soul right there! Dylan was ready to conquer this day and it showed with his swagger ready to roll! His groomsmen were the perfect compliment to his entourage.
After the boys I made my way over to Blaire and the girls. The girls were all living the moment and could not wait to see their best friend get married to the man she loves so much. She was surrounded by exactly the people who were most important in her life, oh and they had Chik-Fil-A catered in to their house…. #winning. My first thoughts meeting Blaire was exactly what I had envisioned. Blaire looked absolutely stunning and the excitement of being able to shoot her wedding day had me excited and ready to deliver on her epic day. Blaire looked anxious and everyone could see the roller coaster of emotions these past few months have led up to.
The way she looked at her wedding dress was what you would envision a little girl reliving her child hood, walking down the aisle, waiting to greet her future husband. She grabbed her hanging wedding dress and the emotions from that moment were exactly what she had envisioned her wedding day would be. She had everything she needed in that moment, her Family, Friends, and her other half would be waiting to complete the piece of the puzzle on her special day.
Now for my favorite part, FIRST LOOK!! Blaire had decided that she wanted to do a First Look with both her Dad and Dylan, and neither moment disappointed!! First Looks are always a special moment that you get to share with your family or your significant other. The emotion takes you back and becomes one of the most memorable moments you will ever get to experience. I get excited with First Looks, but with TWO! I was over the top….
The Ceremony and the Bridal Portraits that followed were about as perfect a day we could of asked for on the beautiful beaches of Destin, FL. The sun peeked out from a jumble of clouds and reflected the most beautiful sunset creating an epic reflection on the Gulf of Mexico. Absolutely stunning! Blaire and Dylan killed their portraits and made for some amazing photos that they can look back on and remember the beautiful day that God blessed them with.
It was an honor to be around such great people and I had the best time shooting this wedding! I wish these two a long life of happiness! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day!