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Joel + Mandy | Tying the Knot

10.11.2010
I have known Joel and Mandy almost my entire life. I met Mandy's family when I was six years old. My family had just moved to Cincinnati, and our dads both worked at the same college!

I don't even remember meeting Joel. Our families have known each other practically our entire lives. My family used to go to his church and sing at their revivals. Then, we would go over to Joel's house to eat Sunday dinner and listen to Adventures in Odyssey stories with Joel... So, after all this history with Joel and Mandy it's kinda crazy to be the one shooting their wedding!

Joel and Mandy went to the same college together that Mandy and I's dads worked at... :) and after a few years of dating they decided to tie the knot! We started out with an engagement session... You can see their engagement session HERE .
And then FINALLY the big day! September 25th, 2010...

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Mandy was a very laid back bride! I loooved that about her!

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The bridesmaid dresses

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Grabbing a little breakfast while getting her hair done.

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Steaming the dress...

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All done... and beautiful!

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I loved the detail on this dress

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Diving in!

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Mandy's beautiful shoes!

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Meanwhile... my wonderful assistant, Erica J, was taking photos of the guys getting ready... Here are some of her shots!

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The groom's shoes!

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Joel!

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Joel is a cop... I think you can just tell by this photo!

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Joel and his guys!

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Looove me some feet shots! Thanks, Erica!

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Definitely a favorite of the guys...

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These guys were definitely very at home in front of the camera!

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Joel and Mandy opted to see each other before the ceremony! After being there first hand I can definitely say it is NOT a let down at all! You'll see what I mean in the next few photos... This is my view...

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Erica's view...

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Their reactions were priceless! I love it when the bride sneaks up from behind!

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After they had a few minutes to talk I grabbed some solo shots of just the bride and groom...

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The day before the wedding my assistant, Erica, and I went on a hunt for the perfect location for bridal party photos. We found this amazing field... This is my view...

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Erica's view!

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Love this!

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A favorite!

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My view...

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Erica's view... She wins! :)

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Mandy, you are beautiful!

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:) I love detail shots like this

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Joel and Mandy are so in love!

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Now time for some photos of Mandy and her bridesmaids!

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Lovely!

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Kisses for the bride!

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My view...

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Erica's view! Gorgeous

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One of my favorite bridal party shots from the day! So fun!

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Loove this location!

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What a good looking bridal party!

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Love the sun in this photo!

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So many cute pairs of shoes!

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After we finished up all the bridal photos we headed back to church as all the guests began to arrive!

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The lovely mothers lighting the candles

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The groom and groomsmen filing in...

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The cute little bible bearer!

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Here comes the bride!

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Mandy was just glowing!

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My assistant, Erica, grabbed this gorgeous shot after the ceremony started!

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Lots of happy tears and emotions at this wedding!

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You may kiss the bride!

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We're MARRIED!!!

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The get away car... A Dodge Charger!

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Off to the reception!!

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Everything was very detailed!

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The beautiful cake...

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Presents!

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Loved this idea!

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All the yummy sweets!

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When I asked Mandy what caterer she used she told me that she just had several ladies in her family make one dish each instead of hiring a caterer!

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I snapped this shot of the groom's parents at the reception and just fell in love with it! They are the sweetest couple!

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I caught the bride's parents listening to a love song together. If Joel and Mandy's marriage is even HALF as good a these two then they'll be doing great! :) So sweet!

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Cutting the cake...

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Joel got her good!

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The bouquet toss!

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Garder toss...

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Can you guess who got it?!

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My favorite shot from the entire day... Thanks so much Joel and Mandy for booking me for your wedding! You were a blast to work with, and I am so happy for you two! Congrats!!
7 comments on "Joel + Mandy | Tying the Knot"
  1. Beautiful pics of two beautiful people by two wonderful photographers. Great job!

    Robin Champion

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  2. Courtney, & Erica, you both did an amazing job on the pictures...Loved all the work time the two of you put into the pictures...Maybe someday you girls might be doing mine :). Joel & Mandy had a beautiful day for their wedding...

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  3. Excellent pictures!!! So enjoyed seeing them! ;-)

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  4. Courtney and Erica:
    I looked down through the pics...you did a great job! I had to stop now and then to just really admire your work!
    Don Davison

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  5. Courtney, your work is beautiful. I loved the pics of the wedding. You are doing an amazing job.

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