This was a very special wedding for me to photograph. I have known the bride since she was 11 years old and she happens to be my step-sister-in-law. Now normally, I wouldn’t advice photographers to photograph their own family weddings, but for Lindsey I was thrilled to do this for her.
She had a beautiful wedding and was a very calm bride despite some challenges. The biggest challenge was the rain. Somehow in the desert on April 11th it decided to rain most of the day. I was probably more disappointed than Lindsey and Charles because I couldn’t take many pictures around the beautiful grounds and the wedding had to get pushed back so that bridal party photos were done pretty much in the dark.
I have to start this wedding share by showing this picture of Lindsey and her 100 year old Grandpa. 100 years old—I love it! They are just so cute together and it is obvious that they have a special bond. I’m pretty sure he is on the Internet as well so I hope someone sends him this link!
Another special part of this wedding is that both of my daughters were a part of it. Echo was a Junior Bridesmaid. At this point in the day it had gotten really dark and the rain was coming down.
Lindsey was also very sweet to my Sadie who was her flower girl.
I love these portraits of Lindsey.
And since it was raining pretty good at this point I did these portraits in the bathrooom of the getting ready room.
Charles didn’t look too bad himself.
I hope he doesn’t hate me now for putting this up—but he actually asked me to take this picture! I’m not sure what the joke is, but I was happy to give him the shot he wanted.
I think he looks a bit better here:
Of course while the girls were getting ready the guys were relaxing during the small bit of the day when it wasn’t raining.
And right before the wedding I spent about three minutes worrying about how wet my gear was getting while I took this picture of the groomsmen staying dry. They look concerned right?
Meanwhile the girls were praying for the rain to stop.
And the resort kept these guys drying the seats even while it continued to rain.
And, yes the rain did stop! It was a beautiful ceremony.
Thank you Lindsey and Charles for allowing me to photograph your wedding. Thank you to all of your wedding party for being so much fun.
I wish you both the best in life forever.
Here is a little slideshow from your day–Enjoy. Of course my main issue with these slideshows is editing. I always include too many images and then the images have to go by quickly, but it is so hard to narrow it down.
Click on— Charles and Linsey get married.