Purple Lemon Photography

Rachel & Brett

Wednesday, February 25, 2009
This past weekend, I had the honor of photographing Rachel and Brett's wedding. This was such an important day for me on so many levels!

It was the first wedding under the name Purple Lemon Photography. The "purple" represents Lydia in the book of Acts in the Bible. She sold purple cloth, and with the profits helped support international missionaries, such as Paul. International missions is at the heart of who I am and what this company is designed to support. Brett and Rachel have this heart as well, and have served as missionaries to Russia. They asked their guests to contribute to the mission, rather than give spatulas and salt shakers. For this reason, I found it fitting that I got to shoot them for my "opening day."

This day was full of vibrant and sometimes raw emotion, and I strove to capture as much of that as I could. Their love is quite radiant (as are their smiles!) and pure. It was fun to see their passion for one another. Brett was getting over the flu. Snow kept some people, like the ring bearer, from even making from their home state. And rather unfortunate medical circumstances kept her parents from ever arriving at the wedding at all. We were all anxious as we waited, hoping they'd be able to make it. Regardless of circumstances that kept changing through the day, you could see their pure enjoyment of the day... I loved it.

Chase decided to take pictures of me working... I thought I'd stick one in. :)

We took a variety of pictures ranging from formal to downright different. They are such a spunky couple that I've gotten to know over the last several years, I knew right away that a particular parking garage I've been scoping out would be just the place. Thankfully, they agreed and we traipsed about a bus station/metro station/garage area near the church. It was bitter cold, but well worth it!


Janele Oros said...

Yay! Love these even more ; ) What a snazzy young couple...great job Nikki and Chase!

Mandy said...

Hey Nikki, This is Mandy, the wedding coordinator. I really like your pictures!! You did a great job!!

Aubrey said...

you two are so cute together! beautiful pictures!! Rachel you are the gorgeous bride!!!