joanna + nathaniel

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The best weddings are always the ones where the bride and groom are so much in love, you can literally feel it in the air. It seems like the sun is shining and the birds are singing just for them. They can’t stop looking at each other, and they smile through their entire ceremony. I know that sounds like complete and utter cheesy fairytale nonsense, but I swear to you, it really does happen sometimes – and when it does, I fall in love with love all over again, each and every time.

Joanna and Nathaniel are one of those couples. Their love is contagious, and their wedding day was absolutely beautiful. They wanted their ceremony to be intimate, so they got married right in the backyard of Nathanial’s family’s home, surrounded by their closest friends and family! It could not have been more perfect. :)

tea length lace wedding dress hanging from a patio roof with a patch of blue sky in the background
Joanna gets ready for her big day!
black and white wedding photo of a bride curling her eyelashes

black and white wedding photo of a bride having her updo sprayed with hairspray
She had her grandmother’s wedding ring sewn into her dress for good luck!  What a cool idea!
a bride getting ready for her wedding ceremony has her grandmothers ring sewn into her dress

a wedding bouquet of Gerber daisies

a bridesmaid walks down the aisle at a backyard wedding in Hamburg NY
Joanna and her dad make the walk down the aisle!
the bride and her father walk down the aisle at a backyard wedding in Hamburg NY
Ben got right behind Nathanial to grab this shot of Joanna’s entrance – great capture, Ben!  Love it!
black and white photo of a bride being escorted down the aisle by her father at a Hamburg NY wedding ceremony

a groom says his vows while placing a ring on the finger of his bride
I love the look on Joanna’s face…”you’re mine now, bi-aaatch!”  HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!  Sooooo cute!
a bride looks happy and determined while placing the ring on the finger of her groom
Toward the end of the ceremony, Joanna’s maid of honor read Dr. Suess’s “Oh the Places You’ll Go.” Out of all the weddings we’ve been to, we’ve never heard that done as a reading before; it was absolutely perfect!
a bride looks lovingly at her new husband during the reading of Oh the Places You'll Go

hamburg wedding photographers capture a bride and grooms first kiss

a newly married couple walk back up the aisle together at a Hamburg NY wedding ceremony

black and white wedding photography of a bride and groom exiting their backyard wedding ceremony
The cake cutting…
close up of the hands of a bride and groom as they cut their wedding cake
…and Nathaniel’s face post-cake smash!  LOVE it!
black and white wedding photography of a groom with frosting on his nose after the cake smash
Then, we were off to do some portraits of the bride and groom with the ultimate wedding photo prop – a classic, cherry red Chevy!  We knew that the car would look awesome in pictures, but we didn’t really know how awesome until we saw it with our own eyeballs.  WOW!  We’re pretty happy with the way these turned out.  ;)
a bride and groom pose next to a cherry red classic 57 Chevy

black and white wedding photography of a bride and groom posing next to a classic 57 Chevy
Yay, super shiny red paint!!
close up photo of the fin of a classic 57 Chevy with the bride and grooms reflection in the cherry red paint

close up detail shots of a bride and grooms reflection in the side of a 57 Chevy

black and white intimate wedding photography of a bride and groom in the front seat of a 57 Chevy
I didn’t have a chance to grab a shoe shot before the ceremony, but these shoes are too fabulous for words; so, this shoe shot will have to do.  You guys both look smokin’ hot! ;)
close up detail wedding photo of the brides colorful wedding shoes
Joanna, you should probably take up modeling…just sayin’…
black and white wedding photography of a bride and groom sitting in the front seat of a 57 Chevy

close up detail wedding photo of the brides colorful shoes and the grooms black Vans slip ons
L-O-V-E this shot!
black and white wedding photography of a bride and groom in the side mirror of a classic car used as a prop for wedding portraits
We wrapped things up with a little wedding party action!
a small wedding party posing in front of a classic car
I wasn’t joking when I said “action!!” Can you guess how happy we were to get shots of a wedding party bouncing on a trampoline? Pretty happy. ;)
action shot of a small wedding party jumping on a trampoline

Joanna and Nathaniel – thanks so much for choosing us to be a part of your wedding day! You two are such a great couple, and we really enjoyed working with you! :)

  • Wendy SAYS...

    As much as the red of the car is awesome, I love the black & white of them leaning against it! Plus, that shoe shot out the window is awesome. :)

  • OHAHA PHOTOGRAPHERS SAYS...

    These are so fun! Gotta love the ones in the car! Great job!

  • chris SAYS...

    WOW!

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Thank you for being such a fun, awesome couple! :)

  • Joanna SAYS...

    These photos are amazing. A million times more then I ever imagined. I can not wait to see the rest of them. Thank you for doing such an amazing job!