Purple Lemon Photography

Heather + Ben

Monday, February 13, 2017
Last fall as the coverage for a wedding I was photographing ended, I scooted over to a surprise engagement party for one of my dearest friends. Her fella had planned a proposal and party here in St. Louis for her with some of her dear friends and his family who came in from Kansas City.

A few weeks later, I ventured out to photograph the bench where he proposed for the custom wedding invitation that I was able to design for them.  It was a great collaboration as they were able to describe what they wanted and to be able to create that for them. 
Some of the joyful benefits of photographing a friend's wedding is knowing all the things that went into making that special day special, the joys and hardships, the hard work, the fast turn around from engagement to wedding, and so many of the stories.  

It is my pleasure to share a handful of photographs from Heather and Ben's wedding day, a bright, colorful wedding day with humor and class woven throughout.  

This picture came almost by accident as we hopped in the car to go take a few portraits and I glanced up and saw this.  Heather and I were so excited as we remembered this photo of her grandparents that I'd happened to grab a snapshot of on my phone the night before. See top row, center. (You can see a better copy here from when I wrote about it a year ago!)
Panda and S'mores Socks. 

I love the look on my son's face as he watched my husband blow the fire out of his marshmallow for his s'more. 

Congratulations many times over, friends!

P.S. Since my kids got to get dressed up and join the fun, I took their photos, too. After they'd been covered in chocolate and had no ability to focus on a picture. Regardless, I think they are cute and enjoy their shenanigans.