Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Anna + Lars | Big Hearts, Big Love

Anna and Lars are two of the sweetest people you could ever hope to meet. Every time I meet them I'm greeted with big smiles and warm hearts and their wedding day was no different. After the hour and a half drive to Olalla, WA and the final windy downhill descent to The Edgewater House I was greeted by a big hug from Lars who was in the yard playing a little soccer with his groomsmen. He directed me towards Anna's room so I could hang out and photograph the ladies for a bit before a few quick shots with the boys.

Anna made such a beautiful bride. I mean, it's not like I was surprised (as you can see she's gorgeous) but you could especially tell just how much she exuded love and happiness that day. After their first look we had a little time for portraits of just the two of them along the beach before the ceremony was to start. Their vows were so touching and sweet and you could just tell how much they both really meant them.

Immediately following the ceremony, the entire bridal party met up on the beach for their "formal" portraits. This group was such a blast and was even willing to roll up their pants, kick off their shoes, and wade in what was sure to be some pretty cold water. They jumped around, made silly faces, and posed like Rockstars. I wish all wedding parties were this fun!!!

The reception was just as fun with some hilarious and incredibly touching moments marked by their best man welling up with tears and then eluding to the fact that Lars had personally written his entire speech. Anna's dance with her father nearly brought me to tears, and I see a lot of father-daughter dances. Even looking back at the photos, I can just feel the bittersweet moment between them.

Their wedding had all of the fabulousness that a wedding could possibly have from a beautiful venue with perfect weather to a moonlit boat ride capped off with fireworks. It was a truly great day.

Thanks to Anna and Lars and their wonderful families and friends for allowing me to share in such a wonderful wedding. I had such a blast!!!



Anonymous said...

These photos are AWESOME! Beyond my wildest expectations -- can't wait see the rest!!! You were absolutely incredible to work with and made everyone feel at ease.... as can be seen in these photos! And a special THANK YOU for the extras you sent me -- it touched the mother of the bride's heart (twice!!) I would recommend you with the highest of regards! I know Anna and Lars will enjoy these photos for a lifetime to come! Carol - mother of bride!

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