Who remembers this gorgeous couple? I took their engagement pictures in 2017. Haley texted me while on her honeymoon a couple of weeks ago and asked if I could do a bride and groom photo shoot, after the wedding! I loved the idea.

At the handful of weddings I’ve either led or second shot, there is very little time for portraits of the couple together – even if the time is built into the schedule. If they do a first look, they are both a bundle of nerves, and after the ceremony it’s a rush rush rush to snap a few pictures so they can return to their guests. It was also cold and windy the day of their wedding, leaving no chance for outdoor pictures, which the bride preferred.

Haley wanted a bride and groom photo shoot where they could be more relaxed and get more pictures than they would have been able to get at the wedding. She got her hair and makeup done the same as it was at the wedding, and had another bouquet made. It’s a little bit of an extra expense after the wedding to do this, but the results will be images to be cherished forever.

On a chilly but comfortable late January afternoon, we met at a local park and here are the results. I couldn’t help myself with how beautiful Haley looked and even got some portraits of her by herself to add to the collection of gorgeous bridals her wedding photographer took.

I wish this special couple all the best in their future together and hope to continue to capture memories for them.