We had a great time with Liz and Brett, we started our day of photography at the ped mall. Not many brides are willing to risk getting their dress dirty, but when you get one that says, “It’s going to be filthy at the end of the night anyway.” You know you can make something special happen.
What we love about it… The gritty background is an amzing contrast with the formal wear. We took it a step further with the post processing giving it an edgy look that we think just works with the image.
What a beautiful August Day for Megan and Danny’s Wedding. Danny gets the coolest cuff links of the year award. Being a baseball fanatic, Megan had them custom made from a real baseball. How cool is that?
Danny and Megan aare so happy and so much in love that it didn’t take much coaxing to get them to show us their true feelings for each other. They laughed the whole day through. Megan’s cupcake theme started with the engagement and carried all the way through to the wedding day. I love a girl who goes all in! The black and white color scheme was so pretty and I loved the beading worked into the flowers and the crystal trees at the reception. The icing on the (cup)cake was at the very end when they changed into converse tennies. What a fun photo op! Can’t wait to hear what you think of the rest. Thanks so much for making W Gallerie a part of your amazing wedding.
Love something? Make it a theme so you can personalize your photography. Aaron is a baseball fanatic and Kim spent hours and hours cheering him on, so it only made sense that we travel to a baseball diamond with them and their wedding party.
These are some of the images we captured there. Have an idea? Tell us and let’s see what we can come up with together. At W Gallerie, We LOVE to customize. Call us at the studio today 319.266.3618
Molly & Tim are a very special couple to us, because they are more than clients, they are friends and our next door neighbors. Molly is the sweetest person and the owner of Hair Innovations, a salon in Cedar Falls, (Call 319-266-6914 for appointments). When Molly gives you a hug, it is so genuine, she has the most open heart of anyone I know. A couple years ago, Tim dropped into her life and brought a smile to her face like I have never seen before. Beyond being patient, calm, and laid back in every situation (I swear I haven’t seen him get mad yet) he loves her kids (William and Walker) as much as if they were biologically his. I have never seen another man do that. What an amazing gift that is!
When we decided to move to Alabama, Molly, Tim, and Will just dropped everything and showed up to help load up the trailer and when we moved back 6 months later they were there to help us unload. They’ve watched our kids when we’ve had to go back and forth to the house in Alabama and spoiled them rotten. My daughter Zelle is convinced that she is going to marry Walker someday.
One of my favorite parts of the day was when Molly saw Tim for the first time. Their eyes locked and I swear they didn’t notice anyone else in the room. It was such a sweet special moment, that I will remember forever. Molly’s dad seeing her was another special moment. I love the image of them laughing through the tears. Walker loved his tux so much he said, “I’m going to wear this everyday.” Until the 110 heat index caught up with him.
Will and Walker had a special place in the Auditorium during the ceremony that Tim’s Uncle presided over. There was a Cupcake Tree and Cake Balls. And during the toasts, Will stole the show, telling Tim, that “You are the best thing that ever happened to me.” Not a dry eye in the place after that one.
We love you guys so much and hope you have a very long and happy life together. We’re so grateful that God put us right across the street from you. We look forward to many more bottles of wine, wiffle ball games, chit chats and dinners together. Looking forward to Walker and Zelle July 17, 2035!
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What a joy to be part of Sarah and Ryan’s wedding day! We got to know Sarah’s family really well during the process and they are the sweetest people on earth. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree, I’m happy to report. In additon to being gorgeous on the outside, she is just as beautiful on the inside, and Ryan isn’t too shabby either! Lots of laughs and great moments here, some of my favorites are when Sarah and Ryan got to see the ballroom decorations for the first time, Sarah getting into her wedding dress in record time, (literally under 5 minutes), Sarah and Kathy sharing a moment while her shoes were being put on, and hearing how perfectly matched they are during the toasts.
I loved it when Sarah’s dad during the toast, said that she never brought home any boys, she waited until she found a man. Very, very touching. On a sad note we want to offer Ryan and Sarah and the family of Chris Domeier, our greatest condolences. Chris was in the wedding party and shortly after the wedding was killed in an accident. I hope that the smile on his face pictured here, is a small comfort for you. And that we all take a moment to honor him by telling the people in our lives that we love them.
My baby turns 5 on Sunday. WHAT??? I have a hard time believing it myself. Even though I have the luxury to remember these years through all the photographs I have of her, it is still not enough. I wish I had taken more! Life has a way of racing past us and we don’t take enough time to stop and savor the moments. So today, take a second, and really look at your children. Close your eyes when you hug them and really be in the moment. And then remember that the reason you are running this rat race called life is to be able to give them the world and to teach them how to take care of it.
There are two schools of thought in the wedding photography marketplace. Photojournalism vs. Posed Photography. Do you know which one defines you best? Most of the brides that choose to work with us, say they love our work because we are a fusion of both styles. They love our real life moments, but they equally love our artistic posed work. Not many studios can do both equally well. Since our coverage is a two photographer coverage, Woody gets a chance to shine during these special, “in the blink of an eye” moments and I really work hard to capture the couple in an artistic way that shows off the dress and my couple in the most flattering way possible. Put together it is the perfect marriage of both styles. Woody has put together our very first Youtube video to show off our photojournalistic side. ENJOY!
I truly believe that God gives us each a different set of gifts and natural talents. And it is our job during this journey called life to figure out what they are and how to best use them. I know without a doubt that God made me a photographer and during these challenging times when anyone with a camera is running into this field to make a few extra bucks, I began to question if my work is obsolete. If I will be replaced by photography that is just “good enough” created by the uneducated and inexperienced.
But then I see images like these that I was blessed to create of my own daughter and I know deep in my heart that there will be people out there who appreciate what I do and who will want this dedication to excellence for their own families.
Photography is important. For me, it is the images that help me recall the memories, the moments that pass in the blink of an eye. It’s the only thing in my home that I truly cherish and that is irreplaceable.