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Amos + Andrea | Okoboji Wedding Photographer


October 2, 2019


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YOU GUYS!!! I’ve been glued to my computer editing Amos and Andrea’s wedding and oh my goodness, you’ll want to get some popcorn and settle in for this blog post!

I drove three hours to Okoboji on Friday, to make sure I got there without a problem, and walked around where the wedding was going to be. I pulled my phone out and posted a video to my stories, and quite frankly, got obsessed with how gorgeous the sun set in that place. Not only that, the view of the water was breathtaking! The wedding day started with Andrea getting ready, and she was SOO chill, no stress, just hanging out and looking gorgeous, when one of the flower girls (also her niece) showed up after a swim, and grabbed a banana with her aunt Andrea… That little smile she gave? Apparently that’s a rare occurrence for photos, so I’m patting myself in the back for getting that shot!

If you know me even a little bit, you’ve probably realized I’m a HUGE shoe addict. So seeing the Louboutins Andrea picked out as her wedding shoes just made me squeal! I also had CL for my wedding shoes, and love that I still get to wear them! Andrea is one of those women who can rock heels 9 months pregnant, while undergoing chemo and fighting cancer! Yep, she’s amazing!

How special to have your mom, sisters, and daughter, all by your side as you get ready for your wedding day… You might be having a “Where’s Aldo” moment, but you can see mom in the bottom/left photo, inside the window, looking out at her daughters!

Amos is kind of like Superman. He’s been there for Andrea through all the ups and downs, and has been her biggest supporter alongside her family. He adores her, and was actually my point person for all wedding communication! He was also running around on the wedding day picking up the cake/cupcakes, making sure all suits were right (since they had a few issues), and just double checking everything so the wedding day was perfect.

Little H was all smiles and so, so happy with her mommy and daddy tying the knot. I love that this was the first time since they had her that Amos completely shaved his face. He said he wanted his daughter to see him clean shaven, and this was the best moment to do it!

Their wedding party was all family! Amos had his two brothers, Andrea had her two sisters, and their flower girls and ring bears were their daughter, nieces, and nephew!

And then it was time for the ceremony…

Two shots I never miss: The bride walking down the aisle, and the groom watching her…

A beautiful ceremony, with a gorgeous view of the water. I love that their daughter was part of their unity ceremony.

I pulled them aside for about 5 minutes during cocktail hour for a few alone shots because the light was so perfect!

We also took off around sunset, because the sky was so dreamy, and the light was perfect! We were probably out there longer than normal for sunset photos, but I just couldn’t stop… I’m so obsessed with how these turned out!

If you’re on the fence about getting or not getting a veil… well, I would say 1000% get it! Veil shots are some of my favorites! Especially at sunset.

Such a stunning wedding day! Huge congrats to Amos and Andrea!

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