Finally! Having a baby kind of got in the way of creating this post! I photographed my cousin Stephanie’s wedding just 10 days before Lincoln was born. Stephanie and her sister Laurie were the closest things I had to sisters as a kid. My mom likes to tell the story of how even as a baby I would cry when she came to pick me up from my Aunt Karen’s house to take me home. I’m blessed to be from a close, loving family, and it was an honor to be asked to photograph Stephanie & Ryan’s wedding.
The festivities took place at the adorable Postcard Inn on Saint Petersburg beach. This Inn was just perfect for photos. It has such a funky/eclectic/modern vibe. And the food was good, too!
Because I was so very pregnant, I asked my dear friend and amazing photographer, Ashley McCormick, to accompany me to the wedding. I’m so thankful she was there. My poor, swollen feet needed a break after the ceremony. It was also nice to be able to enjoy some time with family during the reception knowing that she had everything under control. I posted a few of her images since to help complete the story of the day.
Stephanie & Ryan, I love you guys and I’m so happy for you! The wedding was so cute, and I’m thankful you invited me to be a part :)
The little bird pin Ryan wore on his jacket. Stephanie has a slight obsession with cute little birds.
What a gorgeous bride Stephanie was!
Even the floor of the Inn was photogenic. I loved the pattern painted in the lobby.
I love a groom that gets a little misty-eyed at the sight of his bride.
These two know how to have fun.
Love, love, love the lobby. So perfect for photos.
And this is why I needed Ashley’s help. Me at 38 weeks pregnant at the wedding! So glad Lincoln is finally here :) The rest of the photos were taken by Ashley!
The beautiful reception.