Kirsten + Andrew | Chastain Horse Park Wedding Photographs

I've been anxiously waiting to see Kirsten and Andrew again ever since their engagement session this past Winter. They live in Gainsville and we share a love not only for college football, the Gators but also horses. Kirsten and Andrew love the Kentucky Derby so that theme was carried through the little details of their day from the beer cozies to the little antiques they used to display things around the reception. We were greeted by Kirsten's sister who had seen Carolyn's wedding pictures and knew this was the photographer for her sister. It means so much to be welcomed with open arms and excitement about us being there to capture the wedding day. They let us know once her daddy gave his stamp of approval they didn't need to look anywhere else. Such kind words and an incredible honor.

I've truly been blessed with some pretty incredible couples and they don't only trust me with their wedding days but they're quite adventurous as well. Kirsten and Ryan have won the "Most Adventurous" award to date. She navigated the steep bank of a creek and went barefoot into the rocky bottom- trusting me to create something special. Those pictures were some of my favorites from the entire day and made their little adventure 100% worth it!

My other favorite pictures are the "inbetween moments" and Andrew's expressions as he just seemed to be in awe of this gorgeous lady he now calls his wife. Kirsten's beauty radiates from the inside out. She's incredible. Andrew is also a true Southern Gentleman and the way he adores his girl is so sweet. His family was also incredibly thoughtful and generous and I loved getting to meet them as well!

It was a perfect Fall day, Sunshine and all. I'm so excited to share their story with you and look forward to sharing their full wedding story in a couple of weeks. To be notified when the gallery is ready to view in full simply click here: http://proof.tessamarie.com/kirstenandandrew

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Soooo beautiful girl!

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First Looks for dad are some of my favorites! She brought him to tears.

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He was literally in awe of this girl. So much love these two share. 43_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates 44_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates 65_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates 48_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates

Creek bottoms can be SO beautiful! 49_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates 53_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates

Two of my favorites.

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The flowers were just perfect and so beautiful. Katie is so  talented! 77_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates  80_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates 82_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates 83_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates 84_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates 85_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates  88_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates 92_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates  94_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates 95_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates 96_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates 97_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates 98_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates 99_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates 101_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates 103_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates 106_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates

Rachel captured this candid moment just before she walked down the aisle. Love it and the reflection of this beautiful bride in the window. 109_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates108_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates   111_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates 112_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates 113_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates

So there was this hummingbird that was determined to be a part of the family portraits. I've never seen a bird literally ATTACK flowers and peoples faces like this bird did. He's an honorary member in this picture. Look closely and he's right on Kirsten's shoulder!  115_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates

I love having Rachel snag portraits of the parents. These two were some favorites. 116_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates 118_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates  121_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates

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Love the emotion you can feel in this picture.

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Night portraits have quickly become some of my favorite things to do.  166_chastain horse park wedding tessa marie weddings boukates

Behind the scenes, a guest insisted on getting a picture of Andrew and I and it actually worked. Yes- I was sporting Tech colors- specially for the B&G. :)

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Again a huge thanks to Kirsten and Andrew.  I wish you guys all the very best in your lives ahead.

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