Chris & Elise: Wedding At Valparaiso University Pt.2

Elise just recently thanked me for calming her nerves when we were in her mom's kitchen for the above shot.  No problem.  Things were getting a little nerve wracking as there was a snafu at the hair salon and the limo snafu was just beginning.  Well, none of that is going stop a beautiful bride!!

When I arrived she was still at the hair salon so I got some shots of her bridesmaids while they were getting ready.  This was cool as they got to know me a little bit and I'm sure that helped for shots later on in the day.

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Soon, Elise and her mom Nancy arrived and the transformation began...

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Some of my favorite images from this getting ready session are the simple portraits we did in their living room of Elise with each of her bridesmaids and her Mom and Dad.  Here's a sampling...

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A proud Father...

Uh oh, shouldn't that limo have arrived by now!!

Almost time to take off to see her future husband who is waiting at the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University.

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Chris and Elise wanted me to capture them seeing each other for the first time dressed to become man and wife.  We had Chris sequestered on the side of the building while Elise called to let me know she had arrived (via neighbor's cars, hence the "limo snafu").


No posing here at all.  These guys are just naturals!!


It's almost ceremony time and Elise's girls whisk her away as Chris escapes back into the church to get mic'd up.

The ushers are in place, it must be time.

Tune in tomorrow for a play by play of the ceremony!!