I had to share this little outtake from the wedding shoot last weekend. The entire time we were at the zoo, people were waving, smiling and shouting out congratulations to Debra and Chris. It was a lot of fun to watch people get a grin on their face at seeing a wedding couple kind of out of place in this park for animals.

So we rode this gondola through the zoo in order to try and get a unique picture of the two newlyweds. While on the ride, there were the usual people waving and congratulating them as they moved by…but none of them appeared genuinely beyond excited as these two little girls.

You can see the utter joy on the middle one’s face in the upper picture. They just kept smiling and laughing, and when they got closer to me, I got ’em to give me a look so I could capture this moment.

One of my favorite’s from the day.

Oh, and I *heart* the 70-200mm 2.8.

Debra and Chris

Debra and Chris have known each other for a very, very long time. If I’m not mistaken, they grew up in the same church as kids and formed a long-time friendship.

Fast-forward to their wedding last Saturday and that friendship has definitely taken a new step forward. They are two great people and I’m so blessed to have been able to shoot pictures of their big day. We met for the first time a few months ago when we wandered the Wildlife World Zoo looking for shooting locations, but I’ve been conversing with Debra since last August when she asked me to photograph their wedding.

The day was busy. At the last minute I found a spot nearby that would work for their “First look” and we liked it so much that we ended up bringing the wedding party there to shoot their photos as well. Then it was back to the house and getting ready for the ceremony.

It was also crazy windy all day for no reason. All the hair that took so long to get just perfect was kind of blowing everywhere, but the girls made it through. We also got lucky with some overcast skies during the ceremony.

Once that ended, we drove off to the Zoo to take pictures at one of their favorite places. Then it was back just in time for the reception, cake and dancing.

We had a ton of fun and I’m so happy for these guys. They are in Jamaica right now and hopefully are having too much fun to get on the internet until they get home.

Congratulations you guys and thanks for including us in your celebration!

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