Backyard Wedding >
Michele and Andy had an amazing backyard wedding recently behind their new home, and were joined by family and friends who shared the day with them.
We began the day with a family portrait session with not only Michele and Andy, but with Michele’s daughters Ali and Lauren, and Andy’s niece Bre, as well. This segued nicely into the wedding day preparation itself, leading up to an emotional ceremony. The backyard location overlooked much of the valley, and the weather cooperated beautifully both for the ceremony and the family portraits afterward, not to mention the party that went on long into the night.
Here are some photos from the day…
Andy and Michele behind their house during our early afternoon portrait session.
I had the opportunity to photograph the whole family as well.
Andy organized things around the house in the early part of the afternoon.
Meanwhile, Michele was getting her hair done in preparation of the afternoon’s celebration.
Andy’s dad helped clean up around the house before the guests arrived.
Andy paid a quick visit to Michele while she was getting her makeup done.
Andy helped make sure the walk was clear of debris where Michele and her girls would walk toward the ceremony.
One of Michele’s daughters was the official makeup artist.
Michele opens a surprise gift, a special ring, from Andy.
Michele’s other daughter got ready in the next room.
Andy made a quick change and was ready for the ceremony.
Andy had this great expression when he saw Michele for the first time walking toward him in her wedding dress.
A view of the ceremony in the couple’s backyard.
There were some good lines offered up during the ceremony.
Andy and Michele’s first kiss.
Some details from the day.
Some additional details from throughout the day.
Andy greeted guests as they arrived for the party.
Michele and her friends posed for a lot of pictures that day.
There were many helpers to set up the multiple flavors on the cupcake tree.
There was a lot of dancing throughout the night.
An overview of the party behind the house after the sun set.
Michele sharing a moment with friends inside the house later that night.