On April 4, Elaine & I photographed the wedding of our long-time friend Sydney. It was such a beautiful, amazing, wonderful day. We’ve been so blessed to know Sydney for 6+ years now, and we all miss her since she moved a few years ago to Washington – where she met Chris. (Thank goodness for the internet and blogs to help us stay in touch!) While Mike, Jason & I were on vacation in Seattle last year, we took a side trip up to Whidby Island to have lunch with them, and when I met him, I immediately knew he was perfect for her. They are just an amazing couple and they glow when they are together. We had a rousing, educational conversation about marriage that day, and for months I’ve looked forward to their wedding!
I’m wrapping up proofing the photos (the Getting Ready and Ceremony images are already online), and I just had to share a few of my favorites from the first part of their wedding day!
Syd & Chris decided to see each other before the ceremony. They knew it would calm their nerves, and give them a chance to just talk. We picked out a nice private place for them, and Elaine brought Chris out there, and I then brought Sydney out to see him – giving us a chance to do a private reveal. I don’t ever push couples to do this, but I love it when they do. I think it just settles everyone in. Plus it is just really sappy sweet to have those private moments alone!
Sydney was as gorgeous as always! Her hairpiece was made by SmittenXOXO, and it was smashing!
Chris was very handsome as well, rocking the Utilikilt. I was so excited when Syd told me he was wearing a Utilikilt – when we visited their store last summer in Seattle, I said I dreamed of photographing a Utilikilt wedding – and now I have!
It was the perfect day for an outdoor wedding at Valcour Plantation near Lake Jackson, Texas, under the big tree with the Spanish Moss and crystals hanging down. Yes, crystals — Syd’s fabulous aunts decorated the whole place, and managed to hang crystals down from the tree branches. It was just dreamy!
I love this shot – not just because of the sweetness of the kiss, but because of the look on Elisabeth’s face in the background. It was one of those moments that made me cry. (Can you see the crystals? I just loved them!)
More from their wedding coming soon – back to getting the rest of them online in the gallery first!
12 replies on “Sydney & Chris’s Wedding – Sneak Peek!”
Love love love. These are beautiful shots. You and Elaine worked magic both in the photos and the day of the ceremony. Chris and Liz have both told me that you both had a very calming and happy effect during a hectic day. Thank you so much my lovely and amazing friends.
It’s so, so beautiful. What a gorgeous day and a lovely couple.
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Wow!These all look so wonderful. You guy’s did such a great job capturing the, LoVe. I know Syd & Chris are going to have such a hard time selecting their album. Beautiful….
Squee! The preview is making me giddy! Syd & Chris, it was our honor to photograph y’all’s wedding (hey, we’re in Texas!) and we are just happy we were able to be there and share the wonderful experience with you two. It really was our privilege.
Great photos, as always. I love the expression on the Maid of Honor’s face in that last one. It’s priceless!
Christine the photos are wonderful. You get a real sense of how sweet the wedding was and how “Sydney” it was. Everyone has been commenting to me about how unique and comfortable Syd’s wedding was. Their personality came through in their ceremony and you can see that in the photos. Thanks for being there.
Lovely work Christine.
And a solid 10/10 to the groom for rocking the Utilikilt !!
The pictures are beautiful. You truly captured the moment(s).
Thank you, everyone! Every time I look at these photos, I smile. It was such a blessing to be there!
Christine, these are beautiful! The last photo made me cry too! What a wonderful moment you have caputured perfectly.
These are very beautiful pictures. The day light with perfect climate is very well utilized by the photographer. Fabulous work!