Purple Lemon Photography

Melissa & Zach

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I met Melissa & Zach the night of their wedding rehearsal, but I felt like I should have known them for ages. It is an unprecedented event for me, as I normally meet my clients many times before the big day. Check out these crazy connections... The wedding was in Kansas City. They live in Dallas. I live in St. Louis. I grew up in Kansas City. They went to college in Columbia, MO, where they became friends with some of mine from church. But we didn't realize that until much after I'd been booked.  A friend of mine from college lived with Melissa when she was in China, and later Dallas (she's the main connection here).  A girl who came to the wedding met Melissa in China lived with another friend of mine sometime last year, and was actually my neighbor, but I didn't meet her until the night before the wedding. Crazy stuff. Felt like relatives so distant that we hadn't met yet.

Being a fan of all things local, add to the mix that my second shooter for the day was a friend of mine from middle school and high school who I had not seen in at least nine years.  She's from Kansas City. We had a lot of catching up to do.

Anyhow... this couple had a wonderful wedding day, full of meaningful and beautiful details and meaningful and beautiful people.  I was so blessed to see the way they honored God on their wedding day, and kind of wish I had the wedding sermon recorded so I could listen to it again. It was that good.
Here are a few of my favorites from throughout the day.

 Such a lovely, but authentic expression- just after the final touches of getting ready.
 Sweet moment of big sister looking at little sister.

 I just love grandma moments!

 I love how his mom is watching them dance!

 Notice how she is OFF the floor during their kiss...

 Two awesome shots by Amy Marcus:


Joel said...

These are really great, Nikki...some of your best work yet.

Unknown said...

I continue to look and look again at the pictures because it brings back the wonderful memories of that day....such awesome selections of memorable moments....