Thursday, April 24, 2008

She's Got Her "G"!!!

She's got her G - she's now a Groschke!!!! A few weeks ago - I had the absolute honor to photograph the wedding of Kim Viguers and John Groschke. They're such a cute cute couple and are so stinking fun to be around. Weddings usually take me every bit of 4 to 6 weeks to do the processing. I created a slide show for them last weekend because they were just so anxious to see some of the images. It was just a quick draft slideshow, but I knew it would make her mother cry buckets! She called and reported to me that indeed - she did!

Anyway - about the couple. They met at Stephen F. Austin and now live in Houston, Texas. Some fun facts about the couple.....

  • John tore his ACL over Christmas was touch and go if he'd be able to walk at the wedding!

  • Judy, the mom, created & planned Kim's wedding since she was back in Houston taking care of John!
  • Mark, on of Kim's dads, had surgery about a month before the wedding, and had more surgery scheduled a week or so later!
  • I sprained my ankle the Tuesday before the wedding & didn't tell anyone - I was too afraid to freak out Judy! I had to deliver some adorable 3x3 mini-albums for the guests & walked in pain so she wouldn't notice.
  • My 2nd Shooter, Rich, is an amature storm chaser - he had the weather radar on in the back room - if he saw movement - he would have been "otta there"

The weather was fantastic (sorry Richie) - since it was outdoors everyone feared rain - we felt minor sprinkles and then everything just fell into place.

The first 3 pictures you see are so very special - they are actual captures of when John and Kim saw each other for the first time - makes me cry just to see Kim's expression!

Such a BEE-YOU-TEE-FUL Bride!!! I wish I had a camera on Luke (the dad) just so I could see his face in this image - I bet there were tears!

Lovey-Dovey - Kiss Kiss!

Yes, John, I think this was my absolute favorite picture of you of the night! You've married into one spirited - fun-loving family!!! Debbie (the bride's other mom) gave me the heads up this would happen - so I was ready! I can't wait to hear what you do to get them back!

....and they lived happily ever after


Anonymous said...

What I wouldn't GIVE to have images like this of my day! You have an amazing talent to capture the moment and the day. Phenominal!

Pamela Sweet said...

Love these! Where were you when I got married?
I love the creative angles and the special moments you captured. Well done Shelley!

Anonymous said...

What fabulous portraits! I love looking at your blog- you always do a fantastic job!

Jones Academy said...

What a great capture of their special moment together seeing each other at the wedding! I would love to have a picture of my husband when he first saw me!

That kiss is so sweet and tender! Beautiful portraits, what a treasure they'll have forever!

Lala said...

Those images totally capture the love story of that day! I want this exact kind of photography ic I get married some day!!


Vickie said...

OOOoooooh! These are nice! Kim, you look gorgeous!

Susan said...

Shelley, I wish I had found you before I got married!! My wedding pictures and our photographer were so disappointing. I wish our photographer had your eye! These are beautiful!!! You did a wonderful job capturing their special day. Keep up the great work!