Tamara and Chad

They met in those awkward years most of us don't want to remember but for them it's a good memory. He gave her a ride on an atv- one broken arm later and rather than getting upset she kept in touch with that atv driver. They remained friends then started dating and eventually it got serious and they started talking about their wedding day. Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago and their big day finally arrived. It was a day that they'd anticipated for so long it hardly seemed real.

Thank you to Tamara and Chad and their families for trusting me with such a special story and such a beautiful wedding day. I truly hope this brings the memories, emotions and highlights of that day all back for each of you. If you haven't already.. grab a tissue! ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0104 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0128 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0127 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0124 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0123 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0120 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0118 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0105ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0119 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0122

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Her poor daddy was already a mess before she even came out! So much love for his little girl. ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0148 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0149 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0151 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0154 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0158 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0159 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0160Once her daddy and brother had a moment we brought out Chad... they shared such sweet moments as well and then we went straight into their portraits. ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0165 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0166 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0168 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0170 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0172 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0174 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0176 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0178 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0181 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0185 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0188I'll never know what was whispered but their reactions were pretty priceless...ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0191 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0193ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0202 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0205 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0209 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0211 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0213While we were outside doing their portraits her grandpa arrived. ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0215 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0216 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0219 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0220 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0222 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0223 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0225

Would you guess the bride didn't really move for the pictures with chad and their veil, the last full length ones with the trees and then the group shot above with all the bridesmaids? That's why I always say it's not about the location but about the light.. if I can find beautiful light then I can create a diverse set of photos all day long. :)ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0227 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0228 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0229 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0230 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0002 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0007 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0010 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0012 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0013 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0017 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0018 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0021 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0022 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0023 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0024Their first look was sweet but the moments leading up to his bride coming down the aisle were by far the most emotional for this sweet groom. ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0026 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0028 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0031 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0032 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0033 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0036 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0037 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0040 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0044 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0047 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0051 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0052 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0054 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0058 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0060 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0061 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0063While we always do the traditional family pictures my favorite shots are typically when the family believes they're done with pictures. I said we were done but by not setting the camera down I get to capture moments like this: ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0066I snagged a few reception details before (literally) sprinting down the hill and then the other hill to the bridge to shoot the wedding party.ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0067 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0068 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0071 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0073 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0077This may be one of my favorite pictures of the day! ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0078 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0080 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0083 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0084 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0087 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0088 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0089 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0090 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0091 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0092 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0094 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0095 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0096 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0097 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0101 ivy_hall_Wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_0103

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