When I arrived at the Sheraton Hotel for Lance and Kristin’s wedding I started to get a little nervous…the beach was PACKED with people because it was such a nice and warm September day…I circled the hotel about three times before heading inside to look for some portrait locations and finally found a spot in between their hotel and the one next to it…it was a small area but we made it work! Thankfully Kristin and Lance’s bridal party was awesome and so fun that they made my job easy despite the challenge of having to avoid all the people on the boardwalk!…Plus Lance and Kristin are a GORGEOUS couple and they gave me tons of time for portraits so I was a happy photographer!
I really love how genuine Lance and Kristin and all their friends and family are…I felt so welcome by them the whole day and it was awesome getting to see how much they love their friends and family…The reception was one of the most fun I’ve ever been to..they really put all of their guests first and it was so important to them for everyone to have a great time! I was also just so excited that THEY were excited about their pictures! Lance and Kristin, you two are such a sweet couple and I’m so happy that I got to be a part of your wedding day! I hope you enjoy my favorites!
I arrived as the bride was finishing up having her makeup done…
Then she read a letter from Lance…
So sweet…trying not to cry!
The rock…nice work Lance!
Kristin’s dress was the perfect choice for a wedding at the oceanfront!
Putting on the dress and lacing it up!
So much excitement!
Kristin’s momma admiring how gorgeous her soon to be married daughter looked…
Then we took some time to take a few portraits…I’m SO glad we did..these are some of my favorite pictures from the day! Kristin, you are STUNNING.
Putting on the jewelry….
A quick toast with their new champagne glasses!
I was able to spend a couple of minutes with the groomsmen as they were getting ready…
One of his groomsmen addressed their wedding card this way and I thought it was too funny not to get a picture of it!
Time for the first look!! I was so thankful that the bridal party was really helpful in keeping people walking by from getting too close for this special moment…
Here she comes!!
LOVED his reaction!
So happy and about to be husband and wife!
Then we took a few more bridal portraits…I loved her bouquet!
The whole bridal party!
Definitely a favorite!!
You girls are all gorgeous…
They did this all on their own…
As it got a little later the beach started to clear out so we took advantage of it and got these…
The reception room!
I really loved how her cake looked quilted! So girly and fun!
Kristin’s mom giving her now married daughter a big hug!
Father/daughter dance…love these…
Then the first dance started out slow…
But turned into a really fun bridal party dance!
Which ended in getting the whole room on the dance floor…I have NEVER been to a wedding with so much dancing! These are fun people…
The ring bearer was the best dancer of all…
And then these guys sang to Kristin…
Then it was time for cake!
The brides grandma even danced!
Then finally it was time for the last dance…
And the bride and groom made their exit while their guests blew bubbles at them!
Congratulations Lance and Kristin!! Thank you for letting me share in your joy! I’m so thankful that I got to celebrate with you two and your family and friends! I hope you enjoyed your honeymoon!
Ceremony and Reception | The Sheraton Hotel, Va. Beach
Officiant | Clifford Bowen
DJ | Rob Crump, Astro DJ
Wedding Stationary | Etsy
Catering | The Sheraton Hotel
Makeup | Kim Wadsworth
Bridal Gown | Et Amore
Grooms Attire | Mens Wearhouse
Bridesmaids Dresses | Davids Bridal