Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Rachael's Wedding

Good Morning Folks,

I trust all of you in the northern part of this great country are enjoying your snow? I personally love the snow and even though it makes driving a pain I firmly believe it is completely worth it! For all of the southerners who are reading this all I can say is I am sorry. :)

This week I decided to break out of my typical mold again and post on the wedding we attended on Saturday. I am sure you all know that my family and I drove out to Ohio for the Sufficiency of Scripture conference, which, I am sure, raises the question, where are the pictures? Due to the fact that I am currently in possession of only part of my photos I decided to wait on a post until I have more selection. Why would that be, you may ask? Well, I must first of all inform you that one of the side effects of carrying a larger than average camera rig is people instantly assume you are a good photographer, and, as a result, requests to take pictures are fairly frequent. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind it at all, it is just something to consider when purchasing equipment. This being the case, it was not long before I was asked by a friend of mine, who was taking pictures for the event, if I could lend my aid in the uphill battle to get great shots in the rather miserable lighting situation that existed. I, never one to turn down the request of a lady, consequently joined ranks with the elite photography team and proceeded to spend the rest of the conference running around the huge building taking pictures. The upshot of all of this is since I was dumping my cards as we went along, I ended up with only a few pictures on some of my cards. I also gave my card from the Creation Museum to someone else for a time, but that is another story. I had a blast shooting the conference but the side effect of that is that you all will have to wait for a post.

You can see some pictures from the event, including a few of mine, on the NCFIC Blog and Doug Phillips' posted a few on his blog.

All of that being said, the post this week will be on my wonderful cousin Rachael's wedding! Who really doesn't want to look at wedding pictures anyway?

A Snowy Wedding

The day of the wedding dawned cold and gray with a few inches of snow on the ground and more coming down every minute. By the end of the day we had around five inches with a total of eight inches by Sunday morning.

Being the hardened northerners that we are a few inches of snow is small deterrent. In fact, this is what my Dad was looking at when he said to me: "You know, the roads are really pretty good today." :)

"Here Comes the Bride!"

"We are gathered together this day..."

The Groomsmen

The Bridesmaids

To God be the Glory!

I think the composition of this photo is one of my personal all time favorite wedding shots. I love the symmetrical power and unity of the image with the strong lines pulling us in and directing our eyes upward to the focus of the whole event. I could go on but I wouldn't want to bore you. :)
"Do you, Dan, take Rachael to be your lawfully wedded wife?"

Matron of Honor, Alyson Wimberley

"Do you have a ring?"

"May this ring, made of precious metals, be a constant reminder of your unending, precious love for your bride."

"This ring I give to you..."

"Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother,
and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."
(Gen 2:24)

Calling down God's blessing on this new union.
"Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my Heart..."

It was not too long ago that these two were in this same building exchanging their vows, now they lift their song of praise to God, the Author of all things.

"I now pronounce you man and wife!"

"Dan, you may now kiss your bride."
For the first time, Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Dundore!


"Now that went off quite well, didn't it?"
Jacob and Caleb make sure that order is maintained.

"Hmm, is that guy trying to slip out before he is dismissed?"

Jacob, our joyful usher.

Debbie, an incredible pianist, gives the gift of music.

Now that the ceremony is complete it is time for a little art!

It looks like photographers think alike, which means we have great minds, right?

Interestingly enough, I think this is one of the first flower pictures I have taken with my 40D.


Pure Joy!

Comparing rings? I frankly am not sure what they were up to in this shot.

The bride and groom receive their pre-photoshoot lecture: "Really, the biggest thing that I ask of you is that you at least try to smile." :)

Wedding party!

Apologies to the wedding party members who got cut off in this picture, 70mm is hardly wide enough for shots like this.

The groom with his parents.

Simply shocking behavior!

Joyful Mother of the Bride

With subjects like these it is hard to mess up!

The Lovely Bride

And her Bridesmaids:





And her first nephew:

Mischief (a.k.a. Titus)

Food, Fun, & Fellowship

The Head Table

The Best Man delivers the customary speech.

The groomsmen have heard it all before...

...and simply find it enjoyable.

Tom, on the other hand, seems to be somewhat shocked by the doings of his new brother-in-law!