One of the few things that bums me out on a wedding day is when a couple feel pressured to act like somebody else, as if there's some sort of definition of what a bride and groom are supposed to be. You can almost always tell when this is the case as the couple looks tense and appear to be trying to be something that they're not.
That's why I absolutely adore when a bride and groom stay true to themselves and present exactly who they are. And that's one of the biggest reasons I had so much fun shooting Samantha and Kyle's wedding at Chelo's Waterfront Bar & Grille back in June.
Samantha and Kyle were an awesome couple but, more importantly, they were incredibly "what you see is what you get" and had an absolute blast being themselves on a day when so many others simply don't.
They made inappropriate jokes. They kept their ceremony short and sweet. They wore clothes (and shoes) that made them comfortable. In essence, they planned the perfect wedding for who they are and stuck to what they wanted to do. And perfect is a great way to describe what took place on this summer afternoon.
As always, thanks for reading and be sure to let me know what you think!