Leah + Eric: Married!!

***UPDATE!! I’ve gotten so many excited emails from Leah and Eric’s friends and family, I thought I’d put a little announcement on their blog post. Their full gallery will be available in a few weeks. In their gallery will be over 300 photos from their wedding day. You’ll be able to view and purchase them after Leah and Eric receive their access instructions. I love all of your enthusiasm!!! I’ll have the photos done asap!*****

A couple weeks ago I had the ultimate pleasure of photographing two of the nicest, sweetest, most in-love couples ever. Leah and Eric had the perfect day. Even though it didn’t quite start that way…

When I woke up on August 21, 2010 I looked outside and thought, it’s going to be a beautiful day. I tweeted that. Not even 10 minutes later, it clouded over and started raining. 45 minutes after that, I get the text from the groom saying that the outdoor wedding has been moved inside due to rain. 🙁 But the church is beautiful so everything will be fine!!! 🙂 I headed over to Leah’s parent’s house to document one of the best parts of the day: getting ready!!

I love being at the bride’s parent’s home in the morning because everything has a personal touch. The Dress was hanging in the room Leah grew up in. I found a photograph of her parents at their wedding. I was able to ooh and awww over the bridesmaid gifts…which were handmade by Leah’s mom!! Those totes were awesome! And again..The Dress! It was breathtakingly beautiful. I couldn’t WAIT for Leah to put it on!

Leah had the sweetest bridal party. It was non-stop fun the moment I arrived. After the girls were dressed (they looked STUNNING!!) everyone loaded up and headed to the church. Leah’s mom decorated the church with these amazing origami pieces. They were awesome!!

This next series of photographs are jam packed with love, emotion and happiness. My heart melted when I got the photo of Eric seeing Leah for the first time. Perfect!

Mr. & Mrs!! They are married!

We headed outside for some fun. Oh, and remember that dreary, rainy day? The sun came bursting out of a bright blue sky just as their ceremony finished up. And Leah…you are simply gorgeous.

I loved the wedding party pictures!! I knew Eric and most of his groomsmen from college. So I knew we were in for some fun during our photo time. Love the socks shot!

Now it’s time for a little party….

And this shot is just for you guys…..the boys all received head lamps from Eric as part of their groomsmen gifts. You knew these were bound to surface sometime during the night….

Love it!!! What a perfectly, sweet, awesome, amazing, wonderful night! Leah and Eric, there is such a wonderful and loving connection between the two of you. I felt so honored to be a part of your day. You have wonderful families and fantastic friends. And it’s always awesome to see someone you  know (Eric) so completely in-love and happy with a beautiful and kind woman (Leah). I wish you both a lifetime and beyond of pure happiness. Congratulations!

September 8, 2010 - 10:42 am

Mary Ann - Meg… the pictures easily reflect the love this sweet couple have for each other and their family and friends. It was a magical day and I too feel so lucky to have shared it with you. Love the last shot of the tent as the sun was calling it a day! Great job.

September 8, 2010 - 10:42 am

Mary Ann - Meg… the pictures easily reflect the love this sweet couple have for each other and their family and friends. It was a magical day and I too feel so lucky to have shared it with you. Love the last shot of the tent as the sun was calling it a day! Great job.

September 8, 2010 - 1:15 pm

Eric - Perfect Pictures Meg! Can’t wait to see the rest. Thank you again for all your hard work!

September 8, 2010 - 1:15 pm

Eric - Perfect Pictures Meg! Can’t wait to see the rest. Thank you again for all your hard work!

September 8, 2010 - 2:44 pm

JJ - Beautiful work! Thanks.

September 8, 2010 - 2:44 pm

JJ - Beautiful work! Thanks.

September 8, 2010 - 2:51 pm

marc - I love the picture of Eric teering up. That shows just how special the day and the girl meant to him.

September 8, 2010 - 2:51 pm

marc - I love the picture of Eric teering up. That shows just how special the day and the girl meant to him.

September 8, 2010 - 4:14 pm

Mike - Beautiful work Megan! You captured our couple perfectly and made photo’s fun. Cant wait to see more.

September 8, 2010 - 4:14 pm

Mike - Beautiful work Megan! You captured our couple perfectly and made photo’s fun. Cant wait to see more.

September 8, 2010 - 4:55 pm

Janelle - I love the picture with the headlamps – Leah & Eric are the only two actually looking at the camera and it makes it even better! You guys look amazing! Congratulations again!!

September 8, 2010 - 4:55 pm

Janelle - I love the picture with the headlamps – Leah & Eric are the only two actually looking at the camera and it makes it even better! You guys look amazing! Congratulations again!!

September 8, 2010 - 7:40 pm

Becky - Hard to pick a favorite, they’re all really good. Look on Eric’s face as Leah’s coming down the aisle…perfect. For some reason, the one straight on of Leah’s dress hanging in that window grabbed me, too. Excellent work!

September 8, 2010 - 7:40 pm

Becky - Hard to pick a favorite, they’re all really good. Look on Eric’s face as Leah’s coming down the aisle…perfect. For some reason, the one straight on of Leah’s dress hanging in that window grabbed me, too. Excellent work!

September 8, 2010 - 9:08 pm

Debbie James - Wow! Leah and I looked at these together while talking on the phone, and I’m amazed…they are exquisite! Your blog captured the essence of the day so artfully! The first gift you have is your use of light in your photos…it is magical! The second gift you have is making the ordinary look extraordinary (earring shot, bags on the wood floor). Your gifts do not end there…you definitely caught “the look of love” on Leah and Eric’s faces. It was fun seeing our home and church through your eyes, and we cannot wait to see the rest of your beautiful work. Your enthusiasm on Leah and Eric’s special day made it all the more fun. Blessings to you Megan on your upcoming marriage! And, THANK YOU!

September 8, 2010 - 9:08 pm

Debbie James - Wow! Leah and I looked at these together while talking on the phone, and I’m amazed…they are exquisite! Your blog captured the essence of the day so artfully! The first gift you have is your use of light in your photos…it is magical! The second gift you have is making the ordinary look extraordinary (earring shot, bags on the wood floor). Your gifts do not end there…you definitely caught “the look of love” on Leah and Eric’s faces. It was fun seeing our home and church through your eyes, and we cannot wait to see the rest of your beautiful work. Your enthusiasm on Leah and Eric’s special day made it all the more fun. Blessings to you Megan on your upcoming marriage! And, THANK YOU!

September 9, 2010 - 12:39 am

Betty - What awesome photography! Since I couldn’t be at the wedding I was thrilled to get a chance to see the photos. It looks as if it were truly a “magical” day. I enjoyed all the photos but my favorite is the picture with the headlamps. It makes it a one of a kind shot for a special day. Great work Megan!

September 9, 2010 - 12:39 am

Betty - What awesome photography! Since I couldn’t be at the wedding I was thrilled to get a chance to see the photos. It looks as if it were truly a “magical” day. I enjoyed all the photos but my favorite is the picture with the headlamps. It makes it a one of a kind shot for a special day. Great work Megan!

September 9, 2010 - 12:58 pm

Leah - Megan- I am absolutely IN LOVE with every single picture I have seen!! I had no doubt in my mind that your pictures were going to be amazing, but hadn’t counted on them taking my breath away (which they did!!) Thank you so much for your had work and enthusiasm. You truly helped to make our wedding day spectacular, and gave us BEAUTIFUL photographs so that we will never forget it! Thanks again, from the bottom of my heart.

September 9, 2010 - 12:58 pm

Leah - Megan- I am absolutely IN LOVE with every single picture I have seen!! I had no doubt in my mind that your pictures were going to be amazing, but hadn’t counted on them taking my breath away (which they did!!) Thank you so much for your had work and enthusiasm. You truly helped to make our wedding day spectacular, and gave us BEAUTIFUL photographs so that we will never forget it! Thanks again, from the bottom of my heart.

September 9, 2010 - 2:55 pm

Josh Hoover - Megan – I tend to think of the photography at a wedding as documenting the events, but this is art. I love that you were able to get such wonderful shots of both Eric’s face as Leah came down the aisle, and Leah making the turn, clearly eager and almost dragging her dad. It was a wonderful celebration and I am so proud to have been able to be a part of it.

September 9, 2010 - 2:55 pm

Josh Hoover - Megan – I tend to think of the photography at a wedding as documenting the events, but this is art. I love that you were able to get such wonderful shots of both Eric’s face as Leah came down the aisle, and Leah making the turn, clearly eager and almost dragging her dad. It was a wonderful celebration and I am so proud to have been able to be a part of it.

September 9, 2010 - 9:04 pm

Tim Aamodt - Megan, awesome pictures! Can’t wait to see the rest!

I really like the one of the whole wedding party, out in the church garden… what pose is Jim doing in that picture 🙂

September 9, 2010 - 9:04 pm

Tim Aamodt - Megan, awesome pictures! Can’t wait to see the rest!

I really like the one of the whole wedding party, out in the church garden… what pose is Jim doing in that picture 🙂

September 9, 2010 - 10:35 pm

Emily - What amazing photos!!!! I love every single one. Meg you keep outdoing yourself, which seems impossible but you do! I love, love, love the look on Pence’s face with his first look at his beautiful bride, Leah! Congratulations Eric and Leah! Looks like you had an amazing wedding!

September 9, 2010 - 10:35 pm

Emily - What amazing photos!!!! I love every single one. Meg you keep outdoing yourself, which seems impossible but you do! I love, love, love the look on Pence’s face with his first look at his beautiful bride, Leah! Congratulations Eric and Leah! Looks like you had an amazing wedding!

September 9, 2010 - 11:47 pm

Cheryl Nadrowski - I can’t remember ever being as impressed with any photos. Every photo captured the magic of the day. What impressed me even more after I looked at them was the fact that not once during the evening was I even aware that a photographer was there. Leah and Eric have an incredible collection to forever be able to recall a spectacular day!!

September 9, 2010 - 11:47 pm

Cheryl Nadrowski - I can’t remember ever being as impressed with any photos. Every photo captured the magic of the day. What impressed me even more after I looked at them was the fact that not once during the evening was I even aware that a photographer was there. Leah and Eric have an incredible collection to forever be able to recall a spectacular day!!

September 10, 2010 - 1:11 am

Amanda - Can’t pick a favorite, but if I were pressed, it would be the candid group shot when Eric and Leah are kissing. The looks on everyone else’s face are brilliant 🙂

September 10, 2010 - 1:11 am

Amanda - Can’t pick a favorite, but if I were pressed, it would be the candid group shot when Eric and Leah are kissing. The looks on everyone else’s face are brilliant 🙂

September 10, 2010 - 2:36 pm

Dave and Carol Pence - Megan, these are the most extraordinary wedding pictures we have ever seen! Your work is absolutely stunning!

September 10, 2010 - 2:36 pm

Dave and Carol Pence - Megan, these are the most extraordinary wedding pictures we have ever seen! Your work is absolutely stunning!

September 10, 2010 - 8:03 pm

Justin Curry - My favorite pic, hands down, is the headlamps. Sheer genius. Can’t wait to see the rest of the photos, these all look amazing!!

September 10, 2010 - 8:03 pm

Justin Curry - My favorite pic, hands down, is the headlamps. Sheer genius. Can’t wait to see the rest of the photos, these all look amazing!!

September 13, 2010 - 6:18 pm

Sherry LaFontaine - Very impressive collection of very beautiful photos! It is obvious your photographer is very talented, but she had a lot to work with starting with the very stunning bride and groom and all the creative surroundings that were a gift of love from all who made your day so memorable! I am so thankful to be able to view these photos because I feel like for a moment I was there. I especially like the two photos of you and your bridesmaid where your arms looks like a posed ballerina, and the one next to it of you and your Mom! How I long for that day myself! Love you!

September 13, 2010 - 6:18 pm

Sherry LaFontaine - Very impressive collection of very beautiful photos! It is obvious your photographer is very talented, but she had a lot to work with starting with the very stunning bride and groom and all the creative surroundings that were a gift of love from all who made your day so memorable! I am so thankful to be able to view these photos because I feel like for a moment I was there. I especially like the two photos of you and your bridesmaid where your arms looks like a posed ballerina, and the one next to it of you and your Mom! How I long for that day myself! Love you!