1.23.2014

AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND FAVORITE OUTTAKES

so, my baby sister got married last month. after christmas my parents threw her an open house / second reception here in oregon, for all the family and friends who weren't able to travel to utah. now, my mother is a wedding planner, this is her thiiiiiing. she rented a venue and hired a caterer and booked a photographer and a classical guitarist (she always does the flowers herself, she happens to be a pretty spectacular florist on the side), and then as luck would have it, our photographer had a family emergency. so us kids sort of looked at each other and blinked a bit, then pooled our collective stash of DSLRs and memory cards together and decided we'd just do our best. 

we were able to make pretty decent work of things, actually. somehow between the four of us we got enough of the classic shots a wedding album needs to be respectable. i offered to do the editing and put it all together into a book for the bride and groom, but the very most fun of course was looking through all of the ridiculous outtakes. a lot of them made it in. a lot of them..... did not. but those are the ones that tell the story of our family so, so well. they made me so happy, i decided to share some. here are just a few of my favorites.

(tough lighting in this place, also we are amateurs.) 
(we'd been watching the godfather that week, which (sort of?) explains this first one.)

△ brandon was behind the camera for this one. whatever it was, no doubt he deserved it ;). 

△ huck had a real healthy dose of satan in him that night.

△ my very, very favorite
△ twinner unattractive closed mouth smiles! we've been married too long and we're starting to morph into each other. pass the pearl jam!

and now i present, our intrepid photography team for the night:


kit lenses ahoy!

the end.

oh but p.s. i made these floral centerpieces myself and hell yes i am pretty proud of it.


now it's the end.

48 comments :

  1. you guys did way awesome, even for the outtakes! you wouldn't even know you're amateurs or anything. c;

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  2. oh, how fun! when we got married we had an incredibly private ceremony, so many of our friends from Chicago didn't want to make the trip to Nebraska just for dinner, drinks and dancing. so we had a second reception in Chicago a few months later - although I didn't wear my dress again and it was at my cousin's restaurant. at any rate, second receptions are the BEST, I highly recommend them to every single person!

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  3. the candids are my favorite shots anyway, we did very few posed shots at our wedding.

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  4. Love this! Candids are the best. For my wedding, I requested that the photographer take more candids than posed pictures! Loved them all! These are marvelous, and your floral arrangement is beautiful! Obviously you've got to take that talent on the road! ;)

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

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  5. I really love your sister's dress. It's beautiful.
    These photos made me smile - I think they're so much more personal than the properly posed ones.

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  6. You sister looked SO darn adorable!
    And the center pieces are great, Nat. Great job!

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  7. it looks like such a beautiful wedding! everyone looks gorgeous.

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  8. I wish I had an album of outtakes for my wedding. These are fabulous :D

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  9. oh gosh you had me laughing out loud! love the outtakes and that flower cake is sort of genius. :)

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  10. these are perfection- the faces of everyone is greatness.

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  11. everything is just so gorgeous!! i was smiling the entire time.. cute cute family & photos. how fun to have another celebration! x

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  12. Most gorgeous wedding and couple EVERRR. xo

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  13. What company did you use to put together your sister's wedding album? Were you happy with the company and album? I'm about to start putting my wedding album together and so I'd love any recommendations! Thanks so much!

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  14. That cake is gorgeous!!

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  15. I love that you guys all chipped in and made this day even more special. These are all too perfect :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  16. your sister looks gorgeous- congratulations alex! Side note- that Sergeant Pepper style jacket one of the photographer's is wearing, WHERE IS IT FROM! it's gorgeous and I need one in my life. x

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  17. the one of the holbs on the ground...too much. all so cute, such a gem of a fam :)

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  18. Haha such fun photos, I love the Godfather style one. Who needs a professional photographer anyway right??!

    katie @ www.whatyoudoingkatie.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Ok so your mum is so incredibly stylish. That skirt / dress is amazing! What a gorgeous family you have.

    Tash @ 1brokegirl-tash

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  20. Her dress is incredible.

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  21. Your sister looks beautiful! -Hanna Lei

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  22. i think that's you in the sergeant pepper jacket? and where are your boots from?!

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  23. I love that picture of alex where she is messing with her hair. That picture of your family not smiling is priceless. Great photos for an amateur. Looks like a fun night.

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  24. Where is Huck's wedding outfit from? My son is in a wedding in March and the bride wants him in black pants, black vest, white shirt and a brown tie. I haven't been able to find the pants and vest, but these look perfect!

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  25. oh! you guys rocked it for sure!! so happy it was a happy occasion! (that sounds weird, but you know what i mean!) :D

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  26. The pic of Huck at the end sitting on the couch with the little girl resting on his shoulder is the cutest! :)

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  27. what great photos and what a lovely family you have! Your sister is a gorgeous bride - wishing them all the best!

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  28. Your family are absolutely beautiful, looks like it was a dream wedding.

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  29. they are all brilliant and your sister looks such a pretty, happy bride.http://www.craftflair.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. These are so fun! You're all so stunning. I love it when near-disasters happen and you all come together to try and fix it. It makes you realise that life isn't perfect, and that all that matters is the day, and the people, and the smiles. And cake.

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  31. This post is so fun! I love the pictures you guys got, you can really tell you have a great family. The pictures are candid and capture personalities for sure. Also your commentary is the best. I mean really, I was over here laughing so hard. ;)

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  32. these are all adorable and fun! i LOVE the "downton abbey" pose! we did the same thing at my sister's wedding a couple of years ago!

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  34. Gorgeous couple, your sister looks like love. I think the photos you and your hubby took are pretty special. What a wonderful gift to be able to look back on :)

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  35. You really have some beautiful photos here. Your sister made a stunning bride!

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  36. your mum is such a beauty...looks like she has been a model!!!!...I understand why you have so much charisma!!!!

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  37. The love your family has shines through in these pictures. So beautiful.

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  38. SO AWESOME! those picture are definitely the things that make memories. Everyone's faces were precious, priceless, and hilarious!

    **thumbs up** to you ! !

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  39. you have such a beautiful family!

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  40. I love the family photographers!

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  42. I have a question: Being that there were two receptions- one in Utah and one in Orgeon, what did your sister wear to the Oregan reception. Her wedding dress again? I will be having two receptions as well.

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  43. Beautiful!!! I loved all the pictures, especially the one with all of ya'll on the staircase. Priceless!

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  44. Your sister looks gorgeous! I'd say you all did a good job with the photos! And of course, Huck, cute as ever!

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