matt and jen get married12/11/12

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One sticky afternoon last September, Blake and I drove out to Kiawah Island and photographed our first-ever wedding. We had been in contact with Matt and Jen for almost a year, who contacted me long before I was thinking of photographing weddings. From the beginning we clicked — although I can’t give myself much credit there, because Matt and Jen are the kind of people who would click with anyone. They’re thoughtful, sweet, and more laid-back than any other engaged couple in the universe.

For the time spent getting ready, I was with the girls and Blake was with the guys. Being with Jen on her way to see Matt was such an intimate thing to experience, and I loved witnessing her jitters disappear the moment she saw Matt. They were together eight years before getting married and their relationship is so clearly solid. They giggled a lot and put each other at ease.

Blake and I genuinely had the best time — he even broke it down on the dance floor with our favorite little ring bearer. I’m a sap and I know it, but watching people commit themselves to each other forever and ever will never cease to amaze me.

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  1. i dont know how you do it, but i guess you put all your heart and soul in your photography.
    and i just adore that!

  2. If I were getting married right now, I would call you in an instant! There’s something inexplicable that I love so much about your photography. I’ve been a follower for several years now (Whoa! How time flies.) and it’s amazing watching your blog become this!

  3. So beautiful! Xxoo

  4. What a beautiful day. You captured it so well!

  5. this is breathtakingly beautiful, olivia. you captured their love perfectly :P

  6. Absolutely love their color scheme – the blue shoes, too. Lovely job, Olivia. xo

  7. I hope you are still photographing when and if I ever get married. These are gorgeous!

  8. A beautiful couple and a beautiful celebration, of course beautifully captured :)

  9. what a beautiful couples – congrats on photographing your first wedding, the pictures are gorgeous. i’m a sap like you – i just can’t help myself. goodness do i love weddings.

  10. Beautiful photos, I love the delicate feel and soft finish!

  11. Beautiful, just beautiful!!! :)

  12. Olivia! Thank you again a million times, we love how the pictures came out. And it was so great working with you and Blake, hope to see you guys in Austin soon =)!

  13. i always love your style. so good.

  14. Can’t believe this is your 1st wedding; you are so talented! I love your style & the way you capture the world. So beautiful :)

  15. Amazing pictures! what a beautiful couple and looks like a lovely day
    Congratulations to them and also to you for shooting your first wedding

  16. tHOSE sHOES!
    wHAT A PRETTY WEDDING, but the shoes!!!