I’ve tried to start this post no less than five ways. There isn’t an easy beginning to this story. I think it starts with my HUGE respect for Justin & Mary. I attended their Spread the Love and style assisted for their Walk through a Wedding last summer and learned SO much. Pages and pages of notes can’t begin to describe what I took away from this experience. Back in November I saw that Justin & Mary were auctioning off a mentoring session for Thirst Relief International. I jumped all over it and couldn’t have been more thrilled to “win them”! We set up our mentoring session for Wednesday of WPPI, and ended up rescheduling because Ashley & Jeremy decided to ELOPE IN VEGAS!!!! Yes, you read that correctly. Because Justin & Mary and the stellar Still Motion crew agreed to document it, Jeremy & Ashley tied the knot at the GORGEOUS Cosmopolitan pop up wedding chapel. Mary emailed me that morning asking if I would like to second shoot with them and could we move the mentoring session to Thursday morning. OF COURSE!!!! And I proceeded to shop for a wedding appropriate dress (yes of course THAT’s what I worried about first). I have to thank the ever fabulous Lauren Wakefield for lending me her 50mm lens and Joe Gannon for the shootsac. I should have known better and packed appropriately…
Ashley & Jeremy made it clear that Justin & Mary and Patrick with the whole Still Motion crew were a part of the wedding and to include each other’s in pictures. I, of course, love this. I think it is so fun to second shoot and work with second shooters so you can take pictures of each other too! Here is a link to Justin & Mary’s post of the wedding…warning…it’s GORGEOUS. And I cannot wait to see the Still Motion film. I’ll be sure to let you all know when it’s up too!
We had quite the crows of observers outside!
A million happy wishes to you two!! XXOO