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a timeless day: daniel and amanda

Oh, this post has been a long time coming! Thank you to the new couple for being so patient while my family recovered and the sessions and weddings just kept stacking up!

You might remember Daniel and Amanda from their awesome engagement session. They were so sweet with one another then, that I knew their wedding  would be no different. My husband, Rahul and I traveled up to Jacksonville for their big day. It was the first time we’d tried our hand at shooting together and it was so much fun! He had the guys totally at ease in front of the camera and kept the smiles coming with his stellar personality!

Amanda and Daniel chose a black and white pallet for their wedding. It was a stunning and classic selection. I already wanted to incorporate some musical touches, because of Daniel’s passion for it, so I knew the piano was going to play a part in the detail shots. Since the keys are black and white, I thought this would be the perfect way to incorporate some more of their colors into the day as well.

As I began editing these images, I suddenly became even more inspired by their choice of colors.

Do I believe every image is best in black and white? No!

Do I believe that black and white often conveys an emotion that color just does not? Yes!

So, image after image when I finished the color edit, I also converted to black and white. The latter began to speak to me more and more, until I embraced my crazy idea and decided to take a risk! Yes, a risk! I’m going to post all of their images on the blog in black and white!!


The awesome bride and groom will see plenty of color pictures, but for today, let these stunning and timeless images capture your heart, just as they did mine!


Amanda’s day started off with some preparations at a little salon right by the church.

When I saw this sweet lady, I couldn’t resist! I loved that she was reading “Star!” And… this invention baffled me for the entire time. I came home and looked it up. Anyone care to guess what it is?

The day was supposed to be characterized by sunshine and lots of outdoor images, however, the gray sky and endless rain totally changed our plans! Amanda stayed so calm it was impressive, even when her plans for an outdoor reception moved to Plan B!

The dress!
Of course, I couldn’t resist the sheet music!
All those detail shots I’d been dreaming up!

Possibly one of my favorite ring shots to date!

My hubby got these awesome shots of the groom getting ready. 

With his gift from Amanda:

I always love images of the bride slipping into her gown, especially when her mom is there to help. 

Amanda and Daniel requested to see one another before the ceremony. I love, love this choice!!
Here’s the beautiful bride waiting on her groom.

Oh how I love her priceless expression! Moments like these are what it’s all about!

A little kiss to calm every one down!

Lovin’ this sequence of images. It reminds me of some of their engagement ones! 

Another tender moment.  Favorite parts of wedding days for me are characterized by unplanned glimpses, sweet caresses and gleaming smiles!
A little bridal party action…yes it stopped raining long enough to snap about 5 pictures of the groomsmen before we all ran back in for cover!

Isn’t she lovely?

Getting a little touch up from her daughter before the ceremony.

I normally don’t include after the ceremony family images in my blog posts, but I just loved this one of the sisters.

Attempting a few more outdoor images, but the rain just wouldn’t let up!

Loved this umbrella! Seriously, could it have been more perfect? Black and white, music notes? I love happy accidents!

A few reception details. I love Miss R holding the rings!

Such a great candy bar! 

Cake time! Don’t these have such a great retro feel?
Mr. J enjoyed jumping off the stage and Miss R loved wearing her Mommy’s veil during the reception.
The new Vogelsong family picture!

And, the great exit! I love Daniel’s jump! 

Congrats to the newlyweds! Thanks for trusting us with your special day and for the privilege of being a little creative here on the blog! May your marriage be filled with joy today and always!

If you view this post and leave a response on the blog the new Mr. and Mrs. will benefit! For 25 comments, they’ll receive a free 8×10, for 50 comments they’ll receive a free 11×14!

April 30, 2010 - 1:00 am

Jane Brosseau - These are the best of the best! You’ll cherish these forever, they are stunning!

March 17, 2010 - 4:23 pm

Rachel Martin - I always love looking at your wedding posts. I feel so much love in my heart when I look at them. You know how to capture the love so well! Great black and white theme! So elegant!

March 15, 2010 - 9:58 pm

Erin - Amazing! Bride is stunning. Great job.

March 13, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Kristen - Annie,

You are an amazing photographer! These are wonderful photos! You were always creative and I’m glad you’re using it to make people happy! I may hire you one day soon! Say hello to Rahul for me. I miss you guys!

Kristen Whaley Chaves

March 12, 2010 - 9:13 pm

Bonnie - These photos are amazing! I especially love the one of them kissing under the umbrella outside the church. So fun!

March 12, 2010 - 8:43 pm

Diane Bockus - Annie,
Truly amazing photos and what a beautiful couple that Amanda and Daniel make. Thank you for sharing these special moments.

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