Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Kim Gandy and Bubba Mathis Wedding and Reception

I love the look on the girls' faces as they watch Kim get ready.
Salon-A Wild Hair

Their "First Look" and "Personal" Photo session

The "Real Deal"
You can see the emotion on both of their faces as they listen to their vows being stated by Reverend Monsignor John McCaffrey

Formal Session done before the ceremony

Gorgeous flowers provided by Nita's Flowers

Cakes by Sandee Moss of Cinderella's Stories
Bubba is a big hunter-so check out the duck pond cake!

Band and Music provided by The Rockafellas Band
These guys were great! They even let me get up on the stage and shoot from behind the keyboard player, Donnie Angonia.

Reception and Catering provided by Briarcrest Country Club

On February 28 of this year, Robert and I along with another local photographer (Suzanne Laughlin of Simplistic Photography) were honored to be a part of the Gandy-Mathis wedding celebration. Kim and Bubba had been clients of ours for several months and we got to really know them as we documented their engagement session and Kim's bridal session. Kim is a school teacher in Bryan and Bubba works for Garett Mechanical. Several weeks in advance we met with Bubba, Kim, Verna Mathis (Bubba's mom) and Susan Gandy (Kim's mom) to talk about the wedding day timeline and the details of their "First Look". They had come to us with the desire to have a special "before the ceremony" photo session. We highly encourage our clients to consider this as an option for various reasons but we didn't even have to convince them. They were all for it.  That Saturday I started the day by meeting Kim and several of the bridesmaids at "A Wild Hair" Salon in College Station. Then it was off to the church to get ready for the rest of the day's activities.  From 3:30-5:30 pm we worked diligently and efficiently with Suzanne posing the groups and Robert shooting from the balcony and me shooting from the aisle.  Due to the fact that Mass was at 6pm we were able to take a much needed break and then return in time for the 7pm wedding.  The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was exceptional. It was obvious that Bubba and Kim along with their families put a lot of effort into the planning of their day. Everything went smoothly and we had such a fun time mingling with the guests and getting really fun dancing shots.  The evening ended with Kim and Bubba being swept away by their limo driver. The next day they would be leaving for a skiing trip in Wyoming!  Congratulations, Kim and Bubba Mathis and thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your very special day.  

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