{Married} Ashley & Ben

As a lifestyle photographer, I get the joy of working with families to document their lives' defining "milestone" moments. Sometimes that means graduations, engagementsexpecting babies, or celebrating birthdays. For the Bowels-Jones families, I was called in to photograph a WEDDING.

And what a gorgeous one it was, too! Surrounded by their friends and family, Ashley and Ben recited their own vows to one another, shed tears of joy through heartfelt toasts, enjoyed wedding-cake-facials, and danced to their heart's content! 

Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your big day! Here are a few of my favorite captures:

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Show time!

Show time!

Ashley was dying to see the expression on Ben's face when he saw her for the first time as a bride - HIS bride. I think this look of awe and adoration about sums it up, don't you? :)

Ashley was dying to see the expression on Ben's face when he saw her for the first time as a bride - HIS bride. I think this look of awe and adoration about sums it up, don't you? :)

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Hello cake, you are looking mighty delicious tonight!

Hello cake, you are looking mighty delicious tonight!

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Now THIS is sweet! The centerpieces included an empty, open wine bottle. Guests at each table were encouraged to write notes to the newlyweds and seal them inside. Now they have the wonderful gift of reliving their wedding with their guests - near and far - on every anniversary! 

Now THIS is sweet! The centerpieces included an empty, open wine bottle. Guests at each table were encouraged to write notes to the newlyweds and seal them inside. Now they have the wonderful gift of reliving their wedding with their guests - near and far - on every anniversary! 

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Alright, alright, back to the fun stuff!

Introducing, Mr & Mrs Jones!

Introducing, Mr & Mrs Jones!

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A shared father/daughter dance. Absolutely beautiful! 

A shared father/daughter dance. Absolutely beautiful! 

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The toasts (and laughter!) begin!

The toasts (and laughter!) begin!

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But, while we're taking toasts... Here's the real tear jerker:

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Well aren't you two just the sweetest??

Well aren't you two just the sweetest??

WOW. Simply glamorous. 

WOW. Simply glamorous. 

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So what do you think? Successful wedding?

So what do you think? Successful wedding?

Yup. I think so.

Yup. I think so.