On Saturday, July 11th, I got the fun of photographing Thomas and Jamie’s beautiful, fun, wet, and relaxed wedding and I couldn’t have enjoyed it more! While I didn’t know anyone in this family when I came –except for the mother of the groom — Lynn whom I work with at Hawley Troxell — I didn’t feel that way when I left. Everyone was so welcoming from the family to the intimate guest list. It’s hard to decide what images to show from an event like this so my apologies to all the wonderful guests whose pictures I couldn’t include here for space issues. You were all so friendly and easy to photograph so thank you!
The bride and groom, Thomas and Jamie, actually wed in January before a Court House Judge as Thomas is in the military, so this time they got to celebrate in front of family and long time friends. They live in New York so trips to Nampa don’t happen often. To paraphrase Thomas (youngest of three boys) at the toast and directed at his mom … “this was everything and more than Jamie and I expected and it couldn’t have been more perfect.” Even the torrential rains didn’t dampen their spirits. One neighbor made the most fabulous Mexican meal, another neighbor married them, and close friends laughed and enjoyed the day. Love was definitely in the air — and everything was perfect. Isn’t love grand! Congratulations Thomas, Jamie and Taylor! It was a joy to meet you and photograph your fabulous day. Enjoy reliving the memories! Mary
Below is Ella who is 6 and served as a bridesmaid. Her sister Josalyn is 16 months and they are shown with one of their grandma’s (Lynn being the other one). They belong to Thomas’ oldest brother, Robert and his wife Vickie.
The guests made their way to the place of the ceremony with homemade quilts made by Lynn. See that black cloud behind us? It at least gave a nice filtered light for the wedding ceremony!
Robert and Ella.
Middle brother, and Best Man, Michael, walks with Maid of Honor and Jamie’s daughter, Taylor.
And literally as soon as the ceremony was over, the winds came.
With the ceremony over and the rains nearing, we quickly gathered for the family picture in front of the tack shed. We only got a few shots taken …
… and then THIS happened! Those saddles are going to need some TLC!
I had to take cover in the tack shed because it was pouring and the bride and groom and several guests did the same. It was small and we were crowded but I figured I would take advantage of our 30 or more minutes together while it dumped outside and get some bride and groom pictures. You might notice how big that smile is on Jamie now that the ceremony was over. My guess is she was a little nervous about all that attention on her. But what a gorgeous bride so of course all eyes were on her.
All I can say about this next picture is that there’s one at every wedding. Ha! Nice timing Michael!
It was still raining but Thomas and Jamie had to get back to their guests sometime, only to find them huddled under the porch or in the house. (That’s the dance floor in the foreground). Mike and I tried to wait out the rain some more, and as soon as there was a slight break we ran for the house, only to have it start down pouring again and get us drenched. Man did the rains come that day!
After what seemed like hours, we got enough break in the rain to get some pictures.
On the left is Taylor and on the right is Ella. They were off playing with the dogs or petting horses or whatever fun thing they could do as soon as the ceremony was over. I wouldn’t see them after this picture.
Lynn’s sisters and brothers-in-law.
And the rains dried up, the party continued on, and the bride and groom lived happily ever after. Cheers to that!