Elizabeth and Joshua | Callanwolde Fine Arts Outdoor Wedding

While some of us meet Mr. Right in college, or post college others meet in their teen years. I've gotta say though- these two win the prize for growing up together, dating longer than anyone else I've ever met or photographed. They met in children's church in 4th grade. In the years while most boys are afraid of girls and their cooties Joshua spotted Elizabeth and his heart would never be the same. He was smitten. They talked about their futures together even before they were "allowed to date" when they turned 16. They attended different school so rather than passing notes in class they passed them at church. Pre-smart phones this was the way they stayed connected and their love grew. They embraced the rain showers, the clouds and made the most of their day- this day they'd finally become husband and wife. Finally it was here and there was nothing that could stand in the way of Elizabeth becoming Joshua's wife. 

They exchanged their vows in the beautiful gardens of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center then danced the night away with their family and friends. It was such a blessing to be part of this story, a story that's been being written for so many years. To witness two families who were already close become in-laws was incredibly special. A huge shout out to Molly and Samantha for their assistance as well!

A huge congrats to the newly weds. I wish you the most in your lives ahead. Thank you for sharing your most special day with me. Xoxo

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I loved the detail and design of their invitations.callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0002

A sweet moment captured by Molly.

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A few more of the gorgeous bride by Molly. callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0009 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0010

She has a special, "Top Secret"  surprise for her groom. callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0011 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0012 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0013 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0014

I set up a new fancy light and absolutely loved this portrait of her grandmother. Such a beautiful woman! callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0015

Molly snuck over to snag a few moments of the guys getting ready. callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0016 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0017

They read some of those old love notes during their engagement session (it was priceless), so it seemed fitting to get a picture of her handwritten vows. callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0018 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0019 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0020

Dad waiting a Dad waiting to see his little girl. callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0021

These moments.. These are the moments that make wedding days so incredibly special. Moments you'll only experience once. callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0022  callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0024 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0025

Loving this portrait!

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My favorite picture- she has the most beautiful smile. callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0030 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0031 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0032 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0033 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0034 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0035   callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0038 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0039 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0040

Brothers!

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Captured by Samantha.

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All on their own.. The guys took it upon themselves to hoist the groom. He was slightly surprised but enjoyed the ride! callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0045 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0046 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0047  callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0049 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0050

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Shot by one of the other girls. Love this moment. callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0052 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0053 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0054 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0055 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0056 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0057 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0058 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0059 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0060

Loved this perspective by Molly.

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These moments. *tear*

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Shot by Samantha.

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This year I've been intentional about getting portraits of the parents and even the grandparents when time allows. It's part of the story, part of this couple's legacy.callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0077 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0078

This was completely candid. Married for years and still young at heart. callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0079   callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0082 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0083 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0084  callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0086 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0087 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0088 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0089

Loved these night shots. I literally can't see them when taking these pictures- it's amazing what a little off camera flash and a good focusing system will do. (Thanks Nikon!) callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0090 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0091 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0092

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You can't see their faces but I just loved the emotion you feel.callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0093 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0094 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0095 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0096 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0097 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0098 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0099  callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0101

Their faces literally mirrored each other.callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0103 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0104 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0105 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0106 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0107 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0108 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0109 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0110 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0111 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0112 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0113 callanwalde_fine_arts_center_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_outdoor_wedding_rainy_day_wedding_0114