Monday, August 10, 2009


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Chris and Mandy were married August 6th, on Crystal Beach in Destin, Florida. Destin is a beautiful spot in the panhandle looking out over the Gulf of Mexico. The water is Turquoise, and the sand is a beautiful soft white. Its just perfect. We arrived on the 5th to do sunset pictures and caught these beauties as a storm rolled in.

It was windy and sprinkling, but the sky was so beautiful with the dark clouds, we just had to keep shooting!

Aren't they just the sweetest thing ever?

So these two are my all time faves. We knew we wanted this shot, and promised mom we wouldnt use the wedding dress for it, so Mandy bought a white sundress for this part of the shoot.

They don't even look like they know we are here!

So it was really raining here, but you can't really tell! (except for the fact that noone is on the beach - I wonder why? LOL)

Gotta do the initals in the sand.


THe sun started to set, and the colors were beautiful.

So now its wedding morning, and I catch some detail shots before heading over to the hairdressers.

Then we do Private moments at a gazebo down the strip.

And head out to a spot we scoped out with a stairway and sand dunes.

We snuck a few shots along the beach, but it was pretty busy, so only a few. (of course I made the people disappear)

Then, down time in the condo while we set up, and then time for the ceremony.

Chris and his natural smile - they both have a million expressions!

Mandy - so beautiful - radiant.

The sand ceremony has so much more significance on an actual beach. Plus the moms put sand in prior to the kids - very cool.

Really a pretty good turn out! 12 people in the wedding party, and about 20 some guests.

So the sun was setting as we finished up and we took fabulous shots right there on the beach.

Mom cringed as that dress got close to the water - we really pushed the envelope on that! We need it to be okay for reception back in Kansas city!

The sun, the shore, the sand ... all so beautiful.

The wedding party. Truly one of the most fabulous bunches of people I have ever had the pleasure of spending time with. Every one of them unique, kind and giving. And funny!

The whole gang!

Gotta do the jumping shot!

So cool - taken as the sun just finished setting (we had to run back in for the boquet) and lit with two flashes. FUN!

Then a fun intimate reception at the resturant on the beach.

Very little of this cake actually made it into thier mouths!

Thier first dance was so sweet. It was like noone was in the room.

Then back to the cottage the wedding party was staying at for a fun jumping in the pool shot!
We headed back the next day and now I am sorting through 3396 pictures!

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