Wedding photography is always a rewarding experience. Of all the "jobs" I've ever had, none of them has ever felt like the right fit for me. All that changed when I became a professional wedding photographer. It's like nothing else I've ever experienced. There has never been another way I have been able to meet and get to know so many people in such a short, emotionally rich environment, in ll my life. It's why I love being a wedding photographer so much. This wedding blog is a great example of why Peggy and I love what we do, the people we meet rock!
Cameron-Ann and Corey had it all at their waterfront wedding. A gorgeous bride, a beautiful gown, a handsome groom and a group of family and friends who were there to celebrate with them in a way that made it clear how much they were loved and supported. It was an incredible day.
During their Downtown Fredericksburg Engagement Session we went by the fire department where Corey works. We were able take engagement pictures of the two of them on one of the fire engines. I thought that was not going to be topped. That was until the groom and his groomsmen rolled down to the ceremony in the old retired Number 4 from the Westmoreland Fire Department. It was absolutely classic and an awesome way for Corey to showcase his personality in the ceremony. I thought it was a great touch made even more special by his father being the driver and his best man along the side, there to open his door. Absolutely classic.
Cameron-Ann's style was also on display and I was immediately excited to see her cowboy boots! I grabbed them, along with her garter belt, veil, engagement ring and bracelet. The images I took of them are some of my all-time favorite detail shots. Backlit by the wrap around windows in one the bedrooms I was able to find the perfect light to capture the images Cameron-Ann was looking for. We were later able to use the room to have her put the finishing touches on her attire including the boots and a special family heirloom necklace.
The waterfront wedding ceremony was highlighted by beautiful vows and a sand celebration. Both the bride and grooms mothers brought down jars of different colored sand, one white and one tan. They each poured the respective jar of sand, labeled with their initials, into a single jar signifying their unity. It was a very lovely touch.
The wedding reception was just as beautiful and included father daughter dances, and a mother son dance. All of it was kicked off by Cameron-Ann and Corey's first dance together as husband and wife. The sun reflecting off of the river behind them gave their first dance a gorgeous golden glow as their bridal party circled around them in support.
And did a I mention fireworks? The evening was capped off by a gorgeous display of wedding fireworks that would have rivaled most 4th of July festivities in the area. Good thing there were plenty of firemen on hand just in case!!
Throughout the day, in the midst of the perfect surroundings and beautiful decor, it was the people who made the day special.
Take a look at the images below to see what Peggy and I were so inspired by on this incredible day for a waterfront wedding, hope you enjoy!
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