When Josh’s cousin, Erin, announced her engagement to Stetson – we were excited! A family wedding!! We sent a quick message to beg her to let us be her photographer. Here’s why: 1) She’s super nice 2) She’s super cool and 3) we love photographing weddings. She’s also close in age to Josh so they had spent plenty of family time together as kids.
But then Erin and Stetson had a l-o-n-g engagement (okay, I know there are longer engagements in the history of engagements – but this one was long enough!) so by the time it was THE day, we were SO ready! Erin and Stetson’s engagement shoot sealed the deal for us and for them. Stetson was just as down to earth as Erin and was super enthusiastic about their wedding and all the details planned.
Here’s what we expected: A rousing wedding on a mild fall day at a beautiful Vermont location.
Here’s what we got: A HOT HOT fall day surrounded by familiar faces full of love, hope, and pride for this beautiful couple. There’s more – I’ll show you in pictures!
Erin’s dress was stunning – stunning because it suited her perfectly and came from a fun adventure to Montreal.
You might think these shoes are for the bridesmaids. You wouldn’t be crazy. Other people asked the same thing. But, nope. Erin is a BIG believer in LOTS of shoe options. She couldn’t decide on the perfect wedding shoe – so she kept several pairs available for switching out throughout her wedding.
Getting spiffy for the first look.
Oh! The first look. It was absolutely perfect. Here Stetson is waiting …
Here comes Erin!!!
One tractor plus one funny, enthusiastic, dramatic wedding party and you get images like this!
We love capturing the unique ness of each wedding – and this one was like no other. It included quotes from “The Book of Stetson” as well as Erin’s very sweet (and abridged) reply. Definitely a memorable ceremony.
Josh has a big family and Erin is part of it … but Josh isn’t even in this picture! His parents aren’t either so siblings … this is Erin’s immediate family. Yeah. It’s that big. Parents, Grandmother, siblings, inlaws, nieces, nephews. That’s “it”.
And then the intros start … we were blown away! Stetson is a.m.a.z.i.n.g with a creative flare and the drama had everyone laughing – including Erin!
When Erin and her dad danced … we’ve never seen a dad more happy or proud of his daughter. Erin’s dad glowed.
Speeches were also amazing. We were laughing and crying along with the rest of Erin and Stetson’s wedding guests.
Remember that awesome big family Erin has? Well, many many many of them came together to make this incredible dessert table for Erin and Stetson … with an unexpected wedding cake. Not only was the cake a surprise (that the photographer may have unknowingly disclosed pre-wedding day) – it was Erin’s absolutely favorite-but-never-used-as-a-wedding-cake flavor!
Of course, it wouldn’t be Erin and Stetson if it wasn’t a perfectly beautifully choreographed first dance.
An invitation for everyone to join in the dancing!
Josh is saying this is too many pictures to blog. Is he right?
It was so hard to limit this wedding. Erin and Stetson are so incredibly awesome to work with and as ever, we were honored to document their day – a day that in every way was SO them! We love what we do and every wedding is a high, reminding us of the awesomeness of our job. Thanks Erin and Stetson!