Sometimes I get inspired by movie posters and my friends generously lend me their children.
Big thanks to SuperMac for embodying the superhero spirit so well, and for being willing to wear his underwear on the outside. Thanks, too, to SuperMac’s SuperParents for letting him help us out and his SuperSiblings for constructing such a great city for SuperMac to guard.
Our last post on blog gave you a peek at Wendy’s sister Kristen’s bridal portraits. Now we’re back with images from the wedding itself.
Kristen and Roy were married on May 25th at First Baptist Church in Charleston. Wendy was both in the wedding and helped to photograph it. Whatever praise you may hear me give my wife, it is never adequate to describe her.
The short version of all this is that Kristen and Roy, two people who we love and who love each other very much got married and it was a beautiful, wonderful, very good day.
I’ve said more than once that I am incredibly blessed to have married into a family with great taste in food. Miniature pancakes as snack food? Yes, please!
My niece Brooke, the flower girl, may literally be made from sugar and spice. (The jury is still out on the Chemical X.)
“Oh, nothing, Roy…just look off into the distance like that. You look great!”
Love, love, love these kids.
I love how Brooke looks to her older brother as they walk down the aisle. I also have to give these two credit for making no attempts to steal the show–they certainly have what it takes to pull that off.
I won’t try to describe Kristen and Roy’s first dance. There’s no way I could do it justice. I’ll just say they knocked it out of the park.
We are truly blessed at Lumos Studio to be able to say without a trace of hyperbole that we love our brides. Time and time again we have photographed women who are beautiful on the outside and even more beautiful within. Kristen, whose portraits we took at Society Hall in Charleston, SC, is obviously stunning. She’s also brilliant, kind, and fun. None of that is really all that surprising to me, though, because she’s also Wendy’s sister.
Yes, Wendy is one of three sisters–each one brilliant, each one beautiful, and now, each one married to an amazing guy. (I said ‘amazing’, not ‘humble’.)
Kristen married her (amazing) fiancé Roy on Saturday at First Baptist Church in Charleston, and while we’ll have photos of that wonderful day coming soon, here are some of her bridal portraits to tide you over until then.
I spent most of my life as an only child and growing up I loved it. Marriage came with more blessings than I ever anticipated, though, and one of them was the best, most beautiful baby sister I could possibly ask for. Congratulations, Kristen and Roy! We love you!
When I moved back to Columbia for my Master’s, Brian was one of the first new friends I made. That’s probably because he was one of the few people who spent as much time in Cool Beans as I did. It’s also because we fall easily into lengthy conversations that span topics ranging from literature to educational theory to whether the latest superhero movie is likely to be any good. I didn’t meet Sara until much later, but I taught with her (awesome) mom for several years. In fact, after Brian and Sara had been dating a while, her mom asked my opinion on Brian. (Don’t worry, Brian, I gave you a good review!)
Let’s talk about the lovely couple, though. First off, I think that they may have the best jobs of any couple we’ve photographed so far. Brian is a writer/professor. No, really, a real writer. He’s on Amazon and everything. (By the way, that link leads to his novel Through a Pale Door. The protagonist’s name in that novel? Sarah. Yeah, there’s an ‘h’ at the end, but I’m assuming that’s a typesetting error. Did I mention that he wrote Through a Pale Door a few years before he met Sara? Or that the protagonist of the first novel of his that I ever read was named Sarah? I’m not saying Brian is prescient or anything, but…) Anyway, I’m kind of disappointed that he didn’t show up for the engagement session in a tweed jacket with suede elbow patches, but it was a good reminder to me to always consult on wardrobe.
Sara, on the other hand, works with monkeys, apes, and small mammals, which you’ll know, if you’ve ever taught, is pretty much just like teaching. Hah! I kid! (Not really.)
But yeah, I definitely picture the two of them teaming up, getting some grant money, and finally finding out just how many monkeys typing it takes to produce the Twilight series*.
We finished up the shoot in Cool Beans, because love goes better with coffee…
…and Battlestar Galactica reenactments.
*(I’m kidding, of course. Everyone knows the answer is three monkeys, plus a bottle of cheap gin.)
It’s the same old story: boy math teacher who loves theatre meets girl math teacher who loves theatre…it’s simple addition, really. Until the kids come–then it’s multiplication. In any case, it certainly doesn’t involve any bad math puns.
Hans and Lou are a couple of polymaths whose I’ve been privileged to know for the past several years (well, Hans, mostly). Apart from their knowledge of the arithmetic, geometric, and trigonometric arts they tread the boards as actors, Lou has a spectacular singing voice and Hans, as far as I can tell, picked up landscape painting in a single weekend with the help of a Bob Ross DVD. On top of all that, they’re playful, funny, and kind. It’s always delightful to see two great people who fit together so well find each other.
We can’t wait to photograph your wedding, guys!
Are they cute or what?