Jena & Jeff's Wedding

Last weekend I traveled to New Haven, CT to shoot a wedding with my wonderful friend Erin. She flew in from TX and I flew in from NC and we started our journey. Before we ever started photographing we were taking the rental car for a spin so i could introduce Erin to East Coast pizza and Italian pastry [I grew up in CT]. She was a good sport :) Soon enough though, we were introducing ourselves to Jena and Jeff...and they could not have been more gracious and fun to be around! They got married on the beach...but it's not a palm trees & white sand kind of beach. It's a sail boat and forest kind of beach--which I thought was beautiful. Jena and Jeff definitely had such a genuine love for each other and all of their friends and family kept commenting on how they were the perfect match. They both coach Lacrosse and played in college! Ok..here we go:

jena is one of those naturally beautiful people... 

 The wedding colors were purple and yellow...so unique...and i happen to think purple is so pretty in pictures so i was loving it!

above: Erin [the other photographer] loves to do "first sight" pictures which is where the couple chooses to see each other before she walks down the aisle. So, we set Jeff up on the beach and Jena came walking down and tapped him on the shoulder...what a fun moment...

i really like this one [above]. check out those eyes...

 so beautiful

 i love the one of Jena and her dad on the top left...that was right before she walked down the aisle...i love how happy they were!

above: the top picture is of Jena & Jeff's friend who is a classical guitarist...he played during the ceremony and just after as his gift to them!

what a cutie man

 above: the sunset...it was raining ALL DAY prior to arriving at the beach and as soon as we showed up it stopped raining and we were able to take pictures and then the SUN CAME OUT just in time for the ceremony and as soon as it was over the clouds were rolling back in. God is good...

Congratualtions you guys...and best wishes! Thanks for letting us join you on a wonderful day!