the reception and a giveaway

  • Jun 11, 2009
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Apparently, this looks like a wedding blog these days since Superior Wedding Rings is offering a a free tungsten ring or ring set to one lucky commenter (up to $120 and free engraving). Next week I’ll recede back into mommy Blog obscurity but one of you may as well enjoy some gorgeous new bling. 😉

So what do you do at a wedding reception with 22 flower girls/ring bearers, most of them under age 7?

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You embrace them and love them while they walk in and out of photos…(seriously, I couldn’t have set that up better if I tried)

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and roll on the grass…

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and twirl…

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and giggle at all the kissing;

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peeking around corners…

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playing in the stream…

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messing up their nice clothes…

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and radiating beauty.

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Yeah, the kids stole the show.

We took about 40 various group photos but no blog post can be that long so I’ll give you just this one of Codye and her gorgeous sisters.

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the cake
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a sweet dance with dad
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and the first dance. These two couldn’t stop giggling– you’d think they’d just gotten married or something.

And then, the brothers-in law started an air band where Matt jumped in as the lead singer…

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And it turned into a wild dancefest from there. Have you been to a wedding where the dancing just doesn’t take off? Just invite the Hammer family and you won’t have that problem.

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I fell in love with this wild, crazy and wonderful family; they constantly hug and kiss and laugh with each other. It was hard to tell who were siblings and spouses and brand-new in laws and which children belonged to which set of parents because they all simply love each other.

And that’s a beautiful sight.

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June 14, 2009

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17 Comments

  1. Reply

    Heidi

    June 11, 2009

    Wow, Michelle! Nobody would EVER know you’re not a seasoned wedding photographer. You really have a unique and beautiful style and it’s gonna serve you well. 🙂

  2. Reply

    dalene

    June 11, 2009

    Your work–as always–is lovely.

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    m_and_m

    June 11, 2009

    So much fun. You rock.

  4. Reply

    Christie

    June 11, 2009

    You constantly amaze me. I think your work is my favorite ever. EVVVEERR.

  5. Reply

    Melissa

    June 11, 2009

    Beautiful. I love the one with the little girl looking up at them. So glad you shared the experience with us!

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    Sheena Searls

    June 11, 2009

    Just amazing!! So many pictures that I wish I had of my own. Well done!

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    Tracy

    June 11, 2009

    Oh my that is a lot of kids – so cute…your pictures are amazing. What a fun and amazing day for them and their families!

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    Chelle

    June 12, 2009

    I want to come over and hug you right now. But I’ll wait for our 6:00 a.m. run to do it. Seriously…these are beyond great. Beyond expectation. Beyond capturing the moment.

    And I can’t wait to see the rest of ’em! (I LOVE the dancing pictures!) : )

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    Linkous

    June 12, 2009

    so amazing! what a lucky couple to have these priceless glimpses into every part of that wonderful day. how I wish you had been there to snap a few candids of Darren on our wedding day–I know it would have meant the world to Kev and his family.

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    Jill

    June 12, 2009

    I wish you were still taking pictures!!! I wanted you to take some of my kids this summer. 🙁

    Beautiful!

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    Reluctant Nomad

    June 12, 2009

    You’re fabulous Michelle. Seriously fabulous. How was shooting indoors?

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    Denise

    June 12, 2009

    They are a lovely couple. And clearly, they have many good examples of working relationships from which to learn. What a sweet bunch of kids, too. I like the little pirate kid.

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    Travelin'Oma

    June 13, 2009

    This wedding looks beautiful and so fun! You’ve captured personalities in your photos.

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    Rockelle

    June 13, 2009

    were all those flower girls and ring bearers…the nieces and nephews? Lovely Lovely pictures. Someday i hope I can have my family’s pictures taken by you. I think you are an artist!

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    Linn

    June 13, 2009

    Lovely, lovely, lovely!

    Oh, I meany to ask about reserving you for our daughter’s wedding. Are you already filled up? Let’s see…she is seven, so about twenty-two more years or so. You can go ahead and just block out 2031 please.

    You are amazing Michelle!

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    Abi

    June 14, 2009

    Man I want to see every picture. Those are awesome Michelle!
    Good luck in San Diego! May peace be with you!

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    Coach A.

    July 1, 2009

    WOW! WOW! WOW! You are a professional! Makes me want to get married again 😉

    xoxo

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