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Eric & Laura


Posted on May 24th, by Becca in Studio life. 16 comments

Eric and Laura are a joy.  a breath of fresh air.  people that make me feel great about myself and great about life.

They have found each other as soul mates in glee. We all know the expression, “where have you been all my life?”.  I am certain that when these two met that is exactly what their hearts said.

Eric is a friend and fellow photographer here in town, half of the fantastically creative duo, LemonLime.  When he and Laura asked me to shoot their wedding I was thrilled and giddy, and also really really honored to be shooting for someone whose work I admire so much.  Laura is also in design, and together, these two are so savvy and discerning in all things visual.  Even given their immense talent, they let me do my thing, and just sat back and experienced their wedding.

I could tell you a million things about their incredibly close families and deep friendships, but instead, I will leave you with one lasting impression that I saw throughout the day.  To me, a big part of the story here is the story of two people in a sea of other people, blissfully engaged with one another.  You will see that many of my favorite moments reflect that.  I love that about them.  Thank you guys for asking me.  Much love for you!

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Laura was getting her makeup done and looking out at her backyard when she and her former roommate Lauren noticed a pink blossomed tree that they had never seen before.  It seemed like a wedding gift from God.  Lauren went out and picked a bud.

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I just love this shot of Jewel’s below

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I came outside and Laura’s dad was giving the car a thorough wipe down so that there was no chance that her dress would get dirty getting into the car.  This spoke to me a lot about what a caring and loving father he is to his girls.  Later, Laura told me that this picture meant so much to her because he did that for prom too.

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Here Laura hides from her dad as he comes in the house and goes into his “holding room”

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dad waits for his moment to see his little girl as a bride

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Eric and his sister are so sweetly close

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I normally don’t show a lot of details on the blog, but to Eric and Laura, as people who meticulously designed their wedding, the details are truly an expression of their selves

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Jewel’s shot below of Laura and dad just before the ceremony

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Jewel’s photo below

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From the very beginning, it was really important for Eric that he got a chance to photograph Laura on their wedding day.  Here he shoots a few…

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One of Eric’s

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my friend Ashley watching the dances

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and here is the longer version of the story.  The very beginning has just audio and no pictures…so…wait for it….

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16 thoughts on “Eric & Laura

  1. becca and jewel…you two are amazing!! thank you for capturing our day so perfectly. we could not be more impressed with the photos. we love you both dearly and are so thankful for your talent. i’m honestly still speechless and amazed with the photos! we love love LOVE them!

  2. outstanding. Sounds like a cliche word – but your work is just so strong. And also Eric and Laura are so great.

  3. so beautiful, my dear friend. you did an incredible job, and I am so proud of the remarkable work you do, and who you are to capture it. yay for photographer and baker! yay for this marriage!
    love!!!!!

  4. What a thrill to receive these beautiful pictures. They make me feel as if I were there. Congratulations Laura and Eric! Laura, I had heard thru the Pi Phi grape vine that you had found your Prince Charming. Good for you! I am so very very happy for you and for Eric. Love, Mom T

  5. All I can say is Wow!! All was captured from the heart and what an inspiration for all of us lucky enough to be a part of such a wonderful and sacred love…

  6. OMG…..I started crying looking at all the photos!!!!! I think I missed the wedding of the year. Truly beautiful and so much emotion and love in every picture. Congratulations to my aunt and uncle on their baby’s marriage and especially to my cous Eric and his wonderful bride Laura (who I plan to meet someday).

    Love ya,
    Angie

  7. Storybook wedding and Becca, you captured it all. The pictures tell the story and you got it right. Excellent job! Those two are SO in love. Love you Laura & Eric!

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