Alli and Mike blog-200

I met Mike’s family a couple years ago when I photographed his brother’s engagement party, so I was thrilled when Alli & Mike contacted me to discuss their wedding plans for their not so traditional, backyard wedding. They were such an easy-going couple and it definitely showed throughout their day, especially when we took them out for photos. Mike had mentioned a couple of photo ideas, which could have been challenging because Alli’s dress could have been damaged before their ceremony. Well, Alli kicked off her shoes and the both of them trekked through the sand and through the bushes. So awesome!

Special thank you to my good friend Carlos for connecting me with such a wonderful family and to Allan, for coming out to photograph this wedding with me.

Post wedding sessions are a lot of fun because you get to dress up again in your wedding gear, but this time not have to worry so much about time or getting the wedding dress dirty.  It’s especially fun when you get to spend the day with your friends, Michelle and Chris.  Michelle and my wife, Jenn are good friends and they started their day hanging out and getting Michelle’s hair and makeup done.  Chris bought us all pizza and we were ready to get started! Michelle and Chris did an amazing job with preparing for their session by bringing balloons, decorations from their wedding day and a yoga mat.  When we got to Asbury beach, there were plenty of couples taking engagement photos on the beach or in front of the Casino structure, but Michelle and Chris decided to bring out the mat for some Acro Yoga!  It’s a little more difficult in a suit and a wedding dress, but they were amazing!

Michelle and Chris love wine and cheese and Breaking Bad and so do we 🙂