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Danielle + Josh @ Manresa Center

Holy crap! Ok, I don’t usually start off my posts off with references to crap or poop but I FINALLY finished editing 200+ pictures for just the ‘sneak peak’ ALONE! Most photographers would only throw up the best 20-30 pictures (max) but it was so tough to pick from all the great moments I captured from Danielle and Josh’s wedding this past weekend at the Manresa Center on SLU’s campus (they were the couple I shot at the Botanical Gardens). First, I have to tell you that after covering this wedding, I have witness first hand that you don’t need an uber large budget to have an awesome wedding. All you need is family, good friends and lots of love… the rest will take care of itself (ok, a decent photographer would hurt either!). That said, most of Danielle and Josh’s wedding consisted of DIY projects, favors from friends, family and co-workers. At the end it all came together like clock work.

I had a blast hanging out with the couple’s family and friends which were all very welcoming and friendly. It was a long 12 hours but I captured 3100+ images and great moments. On top of that, Josh Hawkins (second shooter) joined in on fun for the middle of the event (thanks Josh!) so another 1000+ images were taken by him. Also, thanks to the wedding party for being extra patient with me as I fine tuned the group shots… So thank you Maegan, Caitlin, Kate, Jessie, Nikki, Alison, James, Tyler, Timothy, Danny, Dakota, Smallie, Matthew and Ryan (see! I FINALLY got it right! Ha! But where did Peter go? :)) Also Averie (Danielle and Josh’s daughter) and I had a connection… every time I had the camera pointed at her, she was looking right at me! Overall, it was a great wedding and I felt I walked away with not only great pictures but with new friendships, fans and wedding cake. No seriously, Danielle made me take home a plate of her wedding for Ali and I. :)

Oh yeah, the hot blonde doing some of the girls’ makeup and hair (including Danielle) is Alison (my fiancee). Great work as usual babe! Enjoy the hundreds of pictures… What a great way to start off 2011 and it only gets better from here. :) I can’t wait for the next wedding!

This is what happens when you wait to the last minute to get a tan… :)

I swear it wasn’t me! I found it EXACTLY like this! Obviously somebody (one of the groomsmen couldn’t wait for the reception to have a yummy cupcake).

Danielle almost wipes out AND also gives her closest friends, family and wedding photographers a free show! Then her veil attacked her… but nothing was going to stop her from meeting her man!

Josh is in da house!

Brides get an advance sneak peak of the images I caught from the church…

Good night and congrats Danielle and Josh!

Sarah - March 24, 2011 - 9:37 am

Nice work! I can see why you had a hard time narrowing it down :O)

BRIAN - April 22, 2013 - 1:20 pm

These are awesome! You guys did an excellent job!

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