October 21, 2013
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meghan and drew are one of those couples that I feel like I’ve known for years, although really it’s only been since their esession┬ábut we immediately hit it off. not only are they dog lovers who have included their adorable puggle henry in every session, but drew is also a avid steelers fan (always a plus in my book!). when I photographed drew sister kiera’s wedding to patrick, again – I felt right at home with the families and knew that once october came that I would have the pleasure of seeing all of these wonderful folks one more time. the day was gorgeous! unseasonably warm and an ideal day for a wedding. I met up with meghan and her girls as laura spent the early afternoon with drew and his groomsmen. henry, of course, spent his day equally between the two locations… sharing his love with both of them. and once it was time for the first look, everyone gathered on the beach to share in meghan and drew’s excitement. after some photos by the ocean, we were off to baywood for the ceremony. I’ve shot several weddings here and it’s always beautiful but there was something about this day that was particularly special. maybe it was the attention to detail in the decor or the vibrant color theme, but the whole venue just had such a great energy about it that everyone seemed to soak up. their ceremony was punctuated with happy tears and personal touches and as they said their vows, it was as though no one else was there. drew never let go of meghan’s hand and as he handed her a handkerchief she giggled, took a deep breath and smiled so happily. as always, the bridal party photos were so much fun with this crew and then we headed to the reception. they had included everything from a caricature artist to puggle cookies and had hired a band that kept the dance floor full until they exited under a shower of sparklers and well wishes from family and friends. I was SO happy to spend this day with them and am proud to call the big and crazy bunch of them friends..

 

 

I know that you two are going to be so happy and travel an amazing path together. it has been wonderful working with all of you this past year and I wish you all much love! xoxo