Sarah and John’s Wedding

I love second shooting weddings with my friend Emily Kicklighter! She is truly fabulous and makes wedding photography feel effortless! She’s so fun and relaxed while shooting, which her clients (and second shooters) love! Emily tells the story of the day beautifully in her images and I consider it a privilege to shoot with her.

Last month we photographed Sarah and John’s wedding together. It was a perfect March day at Sarah’s family home and land out in Chelsea where we went first to capture “getting ready” and ended the night with the reception there. The ceremony was at Altadena Valley Presbyterian Church which I love because it has so much character with it’s painted white wood and picket fence. Oh the wedding had many memorable details, like birdseed hearts and mason jar lanterns hanging from the trees, hand painted signs on old pieces of wood, galvanized buckets full of iced down bottled Cokes, and the Goodies ice cream truck showing up, just to name a few. But my favorite detail of all was that God was right in the center of this precious family and their joyous celebration.

Here’s a glimpse of what I saw through my lens. Well, not really a “glimpse”…I’ve actually included a lot of images! Since I’ve only just recently starting doing weddings, shooting and sharing them is bliss! Hope you enjoy.

I had to snap this shot, because I was amused at Sarahs little brother hopping on his muddy four wheeler in his tux! Somehow it stayed clean.

We thought it was a good idea to have a jump on the trampoline at the reception!

7 thoughts

  1. Heather, these photos are amazing! What a neat and different perspective! I love that you were able to capture the same special moments and memories as Emily, but in SUCH a different way! You are so very talented and John and I had the best time spending our wedding day with you! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Looking forward to following your blog and seeing your work in the future! God bless!


  2. Sarah, Thank you for your kind comments! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and John, your dear friends and your sweet families. Spending the day with you was a real treat for me. You are truly blessed! I hope you had a wonderful honeymoon and are enjoying being newlyweds. There’s even more joy to come! 🙂

  3. You are a GREAT photographer too!!! You did a super job. It was a joy to meet you and work with you. God has blessed you with a gift. Thank you for sharing it with us on John and Sarah’s wedding day!!! You and Emily make a great combination!
    God bless!
    John’s mom…..

  4. I don’t know you, but after seeing Emily Kicklighter’s photos, I want to. She is my favorite photographer on the planet. I want to experience every story she tells.


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