When my friend Ashley asked me to photograph this wedding as her second shooter, I was thrilled. I was even more excited after meeting Claire and Adam and seeing all the planning details for their gorgeous day. We had a bit more excitement the week of the wedding, when Ashley unexpectedly went into labor 9 weeks early, and delivered a beautiful baby boy just a couple of days before the wedding. She was unable to photograph the wedding, and luckily, my friend Robin was able to step in and take her place, and together, Robin and I were able to get some fantastic images for Claire and Adam. It helped that they are both in love and incredibly photogenic!
Claire and Adam had an amazingly beautiful wedding, and their love for each other was so apparent to everyone at the wedding. I was honored to be able to photograph their wedding, and I’m excited to share some of my favorite images from the day. These images were taken by me, for Ashley Daniell Photography.
I’ll start with one of my favorites. This is just after their first time seeing each other on their wedding day. They each got each other a gift to celebrate. Adam bought Claire a beautiful ring to wear for her “something blue” and Claire had a custom photo book made for Adam, documenting their relationship.
Claire’s gorgeous engagement ring:
Claire was a breathtakingly beautiful bride:
and Adam was such a handsome groom:
Isn’t Claire’s dress beautiful? I love this chandelier, too. The wedding was held at her grandparents’ home and the reception was on her parents’ property. This chandelier is hanging in the entry at her parents’ home. Gorgeous, right?
I just love this photo of Adam and his father. His dad helped him with his tie and gave him some advice for his marriage.
I adore this monogrammed flower girl dress. It was just perfect for a country wedding!
Another adorable photo of Adam and Claire:
The little ring bearer was absolutely adorable, even if he did tell me, “I’m a cowboy, and cowboy’s DON’T take pictures!” when I asked him to smile for a photo. Claire’s family had several Weimaraners running around the property while we were taking formal shots, and I couldn’t resist getting this candid of the ring bearer with one of the dogs.
Adam and Claire drove away in a beautiful horse-drawn carriage:
Congratulations, Adam and Claire! I was so honored to be able to photograph your wedding.