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John and Kelly's Wedding - Marcus, Iowa

August 10, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

John & Kelly

Wedding Photography  - Marcus, Iowa

I first met John at a different wedding Becca and I were photographing a year prior to their big day.  John was actually one of the groomsmen for our friend's Brian and Rachel that day.  I am SO glad these two decided to hire us for their wedding!  John and Kelly, Rachel and Brian and their group of friends in general, have been some of the kindest, funniest people we've ever worked with!  Seriously - they KNOW how to have fun!  

I love photographing farmers because they usually have access to cool toys, tractors and great locations!  John is also a firefighter so we were able to take advantage of that for photos when we did their engagement pics!  As far as the wedding day went, I've said it before and I'll say it again - I love photographing weddings in these beautiful old Catholic churches!  They have so much character and beauty.  

This wedding also included probably the scariest thing I've done to date in my efforts to capture a great photo!  We went to the farm in between the wedding and reception to capture some photos and John thought it would be cool to get a shot of the whole wedding party on the steps to this silo/grain bin thing with me up high shooting down on them!  I agreed!  I was probably between 40 and 50 feet up in the air, wind was blowing, the steps were non slip (which means they had really sharp platforms that I couldn't kneel on or rest my arms on) so I was holding my camera with my heaviest/most expensive lens in between the steps hovering above the wedding party with nothing to stabilize myself on!!  I was a little nervous to say the least!  Anything for a good shot though!  I loved the resulting photo and would do it again in a heart beat!  Living on the edge!  We also got pictures on the swing set which John and his siblings played on growing up.  They each got a picture sitting in THEIR childhood swing!  I love taking photos that have meaning and are more than just a pretty picture!  Swing set fit the bill!

These two light up the room when they are around each other.  I LOVED John's reaction to seeing Kelly for the first time.  He was SO excited!  There is almost nothing I love more than seeing a groom get excited about seeing his bride in her wedding dress for the first time.  These two are going to have a long happy marriage.  What more could you ask for?  Becca and I are just honored to have been a part of something so beautiful. There were so many great moments that happened, I can't name them all, but it was a GREAT day! Thank you again to both of you for letting us be a part of the excitement!  We couldn't have asked for a better experience with you and everyone involved in your wedding.  You both are amazing people and have surrounded yourself with a wonderful group of family and friends!  We are glad to know you and call you our friends as well now.  :)  Congrats again!

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