Stephanie & Ryan: Wedding

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!

Stephanie’s sister, Laurie, and her family.

Love this!

The beautiful reception.

Colleen Daniels - Heidi, These pictures of Ryan and Stephanie are incredible! Your artistic eye is evident in each and every picture. You truly captured the wonderful moment for me and my family. Good luck with your new baby boy! Thank you! ColleenJune 8, 2010 – 11:57 pm

Alice Daniels - Hello Heidi….We loved your wedding pictures of Stephanie and Ryan.I remember all those shots!
It was a fun wedding,such love was captured in all the pictures.
Thankyou for the preview…and thanks to Ashley also

P.S Im happy to hear you have your baby lincoln,congradulations to you…….Sincerely,Alice&Bill Daniels.(Ryans Nana & Pop)June 8, 2010 – 9:57 pm

Mandy - WOW! I would say I love one in particular but they are all so cool and beautiful!June 8, 2010 – 7:43 pm

Ashley McCormick Photography - These are awesome! I am so glad I was able to help you :) I love all of the shots! And seriously, if you didn’t know it, I don’t even think I would be able to tell the difference between your shots and mine!June 8, 2010 – 4:05 pm

Lauren Kelly - What a fun wedding!!!! Such GREAT pictures!!! :)June 8, 2010 – 3:03 pm

Janice Freeland - AMAZING!!!!June 8, 2010 – 1:45 pm

Linda Witt - Very relaxed and fun wedding. Beautiful pictures.June 8, 2010 – 1:40 pm