Ben + Molly

This post is long overdue, but things kept coming up that prevented me from being able to edit all of the pictures. It was torture because I was so excited about them! But I finally had a chance the past two days to sit down and get through it all, so without further ado, meet the wonderful Ben and Molly!

Ben has been a good friend of mine since high school, and so I was incredibly excited when he asked me to shoot his wedding. It was such a perfect day for their wedding; we had wonderful weather, and I don’t think things could have gone more smoothly.

We started off the day with just the girls at Molly’s apartment. The atmosphere that morning was so incredibly laid-back and relaxed, it was such a good start to the day.

Could her eyes be any more stunning!

Her dress was gorgeous as well. It was so simple and elegant.

Her shoes were also absolutely amazing. If you haven’t heard of Toms before they are definitely worth checking out. Basically for every pair of shoes that is purchased they donate a pair to someone in need. The fact that she had these shoes on her wedding day shows a quick glimpse to where Molly’s heart is; I just love it.

You can order shoes that are just a plain canvas so that they can be painted any way you want. Molly had one of her good friends paint her shoes just for the wedding day, which I thought was such a sweet idea!

Molly’s bouquet had her grandfather’s rosary wrapped around it, I loved that little touch.

The wedding (and most of our pictures that day) was at the chapel of St. Thomas University, the school that Molly and Ben attended. It is such a beautiful campus, and we didn’t have to go far from the chapel for some really beautiful colors and light.

The inside of the chapel was just as beautiful as the outside, and there was a perfect balcony for me to get some shots of the entire scene.

This bridal party included some of the funniest people I have ever known. They always kept me on my toes and kept me laughing. I loved these shots of the bride and groom with their siblings. We of course had some more formal ones, but these ones just give a window into how they interact constantly.

After getting some group shots right on campus we headed to a little park that overlooked part of the city and took some more pictures there.

And now for some of my favorite pictures of the day. The reception was held at a beautiful country club, so Molly, Ben and I wandered on the golf course for a little bit before the reception started. I absolutely loved working with these two. You could tell immediately how much they adore each other. I don’t think any of us stopped smiling the entire time.

The reception was beautiful. Fresh flowers from the farmers market that morning were on every table, as well as beautiful jars of various candies.

I loved the idea the couple had that replaced the traditional clanging on glasses to get the newlyweds to kiss. If guests wanted a kiss, they had to go put a donation in a jar that was in front of the bride and groom. The donations were going to a charity that was through the school that both Molly and Ben will be at this fall. It was just another example of how incredibly giving and kind-hearted these two are.

It was so very clear that people were having a blast at the reception. The dance floor was absolutely packed for most of the night. There was even still a large crowd dancing when I left after midnight.

So once again, congratulations to you Ben and Molly!

335/365 – Inward Glow

**Friday, December 10

Friday was such a busy day. I was running errands all afternoon. Then Elliot’s aunt, Sheela, had her birthday party in Louisville that we went to. It was such a blast, and such a pretty little place! I was taking pictures for her all night, and I sat down towards the end and saw this glass in front of me and immediately knew it was going to be my 365.

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176/365 – Horseshoes

Goodness my life is busy lately. Time to update you all on what I have been up to and why I have been unable to post.

The morning of the fourth I took some product shots of designer sunglasses and glasses (Lilly Pulitzer) with Andrew Kung. I am not sure if those shots will be up on my blog at any point or not, but it was really a great learning experience. On the third I even got to sit in on the creative director meeting which was really nice. After taking the product shots I headed to Elizabethtown where Elliot’s parents live. They were having a big get together for the Fourth of July with all the extended family. We ate some good food and some of the men played some horseshoes. I took a ton of pictures while there, so expect more from that later on. We didn’t get back until late and I was too dead to get to editing pictures. Plus I was still behind at that point, so it would have involved editing a lot before I could to the ones I took that day.

I have to get to studying for my test tomorrow, and so further updates will have to wait. But, just one quick explanation for why I haven’t been posting this week. On Tuesday I went to put all the pictures I had taken over the weekend on my computer, only to find out that the hard drive on my laptop was completely out of space and I couldn’t fit any of the pictures. I ordered a Lacie terabyte hard drive Tuesday night. Last night I decided to delete a ton of pictures off my computer that were already backed up on my some external hard drive that I already have. By the time I got pictures organized on my computer and everything I was dead, and so I decided to wait on getting all caught up. And now tonight, I have time for posting one, but now have to study and read for a test that I haven’t even thought about until right now. So, hopefully tomorrow I can finally get all caught up.

Sorry for the insanely long explanation.