March 13, 2012

Florida at Last!!!

Weeks ago, I promised you pictures from the Florida wedding. I've been a bit slow in following up on that promise, but today's the day! And I can just feel the excitement building in you! :)
But first, an introduction!  A little over 10 years ago, when I first met Malcolm, I also met his parents and sisters. Both his sisters became good friends as my relationship with Malcolm grew. About a year after meeting, we were married. Malcolm's sister,Rachelle, was one of my bridesmaids, and his other sister, Justine, was our flower girl.
Move forward in time 10 years, almost to the day. Our wedding was in July, and this past July, Justine and her boyfriend,  Rob became engaged! Justine was very excited and immediately started putting her dream wedding together. Within days of her engagement, she was asking Malcolm and I to be in her wedding. We were honored.
I have always appreciated the relationship Malcolm has with his sisters. He has an unusually close bond with them both, which I think is so wonderful.  And when he and Justine are together, there is never a dull moment. They are two peas in a pod.
by the way, make sure you ooo and awww over how good he looks in teal and khakis! He was adament that he only wears jeans and dark earth tone shirts. He was rather horrified at having to wear teal, especially after we showed him what color it was.
Being in the wedding, was an honor, but Justine also asked me to take some pictures, and I was both honored and overwhelmed. I've played with photography, but only for fun. This would be my first experience taking important pictures for a purpose. Fortunately, she also had a professional photographer and several other family members that took lots of pictures, and that took the pressure off.

I was nervous at first, but it quickly became fun, especially since I didn't have to worry about her not having any good pictures if I messed up. So I played with the camera while the "real" photographer was working.
And took a few shots at the reception.

And then after the reception, Justine and Rob wanted to go back to a place on the beach they had found a few days prior to the wedding. It wasn't the sight of the ceremony, but they wanted some pictures made there, with the lighthouse and the rock jetty. They are both very photogenic and had an eye for location! It was just me and Malcolm and the bride and groom. It was fun just being the four of us, and relaxing after a busy day.

We took over 100 pictures, but I won't subject you to all of them! I just pulled out a handful of my favorites.

I'm not bragging on myself, because I know there is tons of room for improvement, but I was pretty pleased with how the pictures came out. And it was a lot of fun taking them. I'm still not sure I'd want to be solely responsible for capturing an important event like a wedding ceremony or such, but I sometimes play with the idea of pursuing this photography thing further. It might be a nice little hobby business to consider for the future.


BlueRidge Boomer said...

Great pictures...is that the Jupiter Inlet lighthouse in the background..? If so....i grew up 1 mile north of the light on the inland waterway...!!

ACountryCowgirl said...

You are VERY talented:) Love all the pics and the two of you both look great in teal. Malcom was very handsome you tell him the teal and khakis is a great look and don't worry eric says the SAME THING:)

MTWaggin said...

Malcom rocks in teal - it looks fabulous with his dark skin/hair. Now that I have that done...your photos are absolutely fabulous and you are way too critical of your work. I love the ones on the beach!

Muffy's Marks said...

You could certainly go professional. The angles are fantastic. Your SIL and new hubby should be very pleased.
I know I would be.

cd0103 said...

With his dark coloring, he should wear pastels/light colors more often.

Jake said...

Im kinda like Malcolm. Jeans and earth tone's. I do like my white shirts though. Great shots looks like a really fun time.

small farm girl said...

I think your pictures are great! The setting was just lovely. Oh and tell Malcom,"Wooooo Hooooo! He looked good in those colors!" He really needs to wear them more often.

KarenTX said...

Teal and khaki is working for Malcom! Lovely photos and beautiful people!