There’s always a little more pressure to photograph a wedding for someone you know… Well, how about photographing the wedding of your old boss’ son! In our case, however, my old boss is, no joke, the best boss in the world, and we have actually gotten close to each other’s family’s. We have booked multiple weddings and family sessions through them, they have helped support us while we moved to Kenya for nine months a few years back, and in general are the most caring, and selfless people we know. And that is the same for Ben and his new wife, Sarah, as well! Ben & Sarah first met in high school, at a basketball game, but didn’t re-connect until a couple years ago. We didn’t meet Sarah in person until we all went out to Virginia Beach and played some TopGolf while they were dating! (Don’t worry, for those of you that don’t live near there, the one in Richmond just opened!)
Ben & Sarah got married at the Colonial Heritage Golf Resort, a beautiful venue in Williamsburg. We had been here before, but not in a while, and were excited to shoot here for a full wedding day and take advantage of some of their many great spots for portraits. We set Ben & Sarah up on one of our most favorite first look spots of the year, outside, on a porch, with white walls, i mean come on! We stayed there for a few portraits, before moving on to bridal party there as well.
Their ceremony was outside, and the sun was just behind them, which was just perfect! The ceremony did get off to a rough but extremely adorable start, when the flower girl (Ben’s Niece) and the ring bearer struggled to get down the aisle. The walk from the building wasn’t a short one, and at one point, the ring bearer stopped in his tracks right before he got to the guests, dropped the ring pillow, turned around, and started walking back! Soooo funny! Eventually, both the flower girl and the ring bearer were coaxed down the aisle, with the help of family, incluiding Corinne, Ben’s sister and past bride (woop woop!)!
After the ceremony, we found some shade to take family portraits in, before jumping in some golf carts, and hitting some of the spots around the resort, our favorite spot being near the gazebo. We did pull them for a few right at sunset, and got some absolutely stunning portraits of these two, looking out on the water and hills behind. We also learned a new line dance at this wedding, called The Git Up, by Blanco Brown, so if anyone needs any help in performing it at your wedding, we got you covered!!
Congratulations Ben & Sarah! We love you guys, and are so excited to see what God has next for your lives!
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