August 20, 2012

our wedding, through sam's lens.

I admire Sam for so many reasons — her wit, her style, and how quickly she can come up with a good metaphor, to name a few. Her photography, though, her photography is something different altogether. Admire doesn't even cover it. She's incredible. And to see the most special day of our lives through her eyes? Well, I'm honored, to say the least.

Last week, she wrote the sweetest post in the world on her blog — a post all about joy, our friendship, and the wedding weekend. Here, a glimpse of our big day as seen by Sam:

Off to the grove to begin the ceremony.
Mingling with the bridal party.
A close-up of the bouquet: dahlias and ranunculas, all in sunset shades, tied with gold ribbon.
Standing with my lifelong best friends, already feeling out-of-body.
A hanging flower box above the bar for cocktail hour.
Our escort (library) cards — and a whole lot of flowers — spilling out of a card catalog.
Flowers along the aisle, plus trailing gold ribbon.
The bar sign, featuring "cheers" in all the languages of our ethnicities.
Standing in our lounge area, beside the bookshelf.
A glimpse of the head table during my dad's welcome speech.
Clinking glasses = Kiss :)
Thank you, Sam. I've tried, but I genuinely have no words for a friend like you.

(All photos by Sam Shorey)


Kristina Streeter said... [Reply to comment]

She did an amazing job on these photos! Absolutely beautiful!

Anna said... [Reply to comment]

breathtaking! i am obsessed with your flowers...dahlias and ranunculus are two of my favorites! and i'm glad to see you wore your hair curly and down :)

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Bethany said... [Reply to comment]

Goodness these photos are lovely. I always remember the post she wrote a few months ago about her approach to photography, about how she tries to capture a feeling or emotion. She is SO GOOD at it, more than most "professional" wedding photographers. Way to go, Sam. :)

Katherine Fischer said... [Reply to comment]

WOW. unreal. the details are so thoughtful and the photos capture them perfectly.

Anna said... [Reply to comment]

This is beautiful. I love you and I love Sam. I so wish I could have been there! (But again, I so was there in spirit. ;)


Amanda Holland said... [Reply to comment]

Amazing! I love seeing how happy you and Radley look in her candid shots :) Such a special post!

Allie said... [Reply to comment]

obviously sam's photography gives me goosebumps it's so unique and beautiful! love the photos!

jackiek said... [Reply to comment]

oh my gosh you look stunning! the entire wedding is gorgeous. congratulations! xo

Niken said... [Reply to comment]

the photos are amazing and so do your wedding!

i love the vintage look of the cards drawer and the bookshelf! they're amazing. and oh, the bookshelf. i think it represents you very well :)
can't wait to see more photos

Taylor said... [Reply to comment]

your wedding looks absoutely stunning. i am at a loss for words! i love everything. your friend sam is one talented photographer.

i am now following your blog...and...i am obsseesssed!

göçmen kızı said... [Reply to comment]

hey I found your blog for a chance:-)and ı am following your blog.Your wedding photos is amazing I like so much that's wonderful congratulations and happy life to your husband and to u:-)

Ariel Tyler said... [Reply to comment]

These are stunning!