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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Wedding

Wedding
November 10, 2015

When I was asked to help shoot this fall wedding at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Washington MO, I knew it was going to be amazing! It was one-hour drive west of St. Louis, but it was totally worth it. The day was nothing short of sweet, fun, and emotional!

I LOVE second shooting for other wedding photographers in the area when I get a chance. This is a time when I get to be creative without all the stress, trying unique perspectives and capturing candid moments that make up the story of the day but would have gone unnoticed if I were the main photographer. (Wanna learn more about second-shooting? Check out this blog post that I wrote: How to Become a Kickass Second Shooter.) So, naturally, I was thrilled to get to shoot with the talented Lanye at L. Michelle Images.

My day started with the guys. Groom and the best man–so adorable these two!

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Groom and the ring bearer having a little moment together:

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And, of course, guys and their booze:

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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Wedding Ceremony

The wedding was at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Everybody was getting ready for the ceremony to start. I noticed these interesting shadows cast by the stained glass windows and had to take a shot.

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I like taking pictures of kids at weddings. They are such a fun addition to any wedding. (Plus, everyone will gush about how absolutely cute they are when you post these pictures on Facebook.)

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The ceremony was about to start. I love how the usher was talking to the ring bearer, probably asking him, “You ready, buddy?” or something like that. LOL.

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What made the ceremony extra special was, the priest was the groom’s brother!

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Lions Lake and Driftwood Distillery Wedding Photos

And then we drove around for pictures of the bridal party around town. We stopped at Lions Lake and Driftwood Distillery.

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When the wedding party are starting to act all kinds of goofy, you know it’s going to be a GREAT day!

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Ceremony: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church | Washington, MO

Reception: Knights of Columbus | Washington, MO

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Alex 08:38 February 5, 2016 Reply
Lover their color palette! Beautiful captures of a lovely wedding!
Dawn 09:02 February 5, 2016 Reply
Wow! You really captured the emotion of their wedding day! Great work!
Gisellesalazarphotography.com 11:04 February 5, 2016 Reply
What a beautiful couple and wedding. You captured these special day so beautifully!
Sarah N. Case 18:53 February 11, 2016 Reply
I absolutely adore the colors. Congrats to the happy couple!
Elysha Thurston 19:07 February 11, 2016 Reply
Stunning couple! I miss the warm weather too!
Lydia Van Mepp 21:41 February 11, 2016 Reply
beautiful! :D
Chantal Saville 03:16 February 12, 2016 Reply
What a beautiful wedding!!
Emily Supiot 03:25 February 12, 2016 Reply
Pretty!
Leigh Ann Barba 05:53 February 12, 2016 Reply
Beautiful captures and a beautiful event. Congrats to the couple.
Jessi Norvell 14:40 February 12, 2016 Reply
Beautiful!
Stephanie Cabrera 14:42 February 12, 2016 Reply
Love these images! The colors are great!
    Choice Jade Photography 14:47 February 12, 2016 Reply
    Thanks, Stephanie!
Jessi 08:45 February 12, 2016 Reply
It looks so green and beautiful in Washington, MO! Love your wedding photography. Oh, and that ring bearer... OMG, so cute!
Christine Nardone FitzPatrick 15:19 February 12, 2016 Reply
beautiful images of a beautiful wedding! well done!

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