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A few weeks ago I went to my old college roommates little girls birthday party!! I took my camera to take some impromptu pictures… and I am so glad I did!! Such sweet moments or the most ADORABLE kids on the planet!! Lindsey! I love you more!! I could not imagine my life without you in it!! SO glad we have kept in touch and are still good friends!! 🙂PINIMAGEPINIMAGEGahhh! This this face not melt your heart? She’s so beautiful!PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGELindsey made these! Beautiful! PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGELindsey’s mom asked if I would take a family picture of all of her kids and grandkids… and this is what we got! It is now hanging over her fire place and I think it is PERFECT! 😀 None of this… smile and look at the camera business! 😉PINIMAGEPINIMAGEAnd the whole fam!! A little impromptu family pic!! 🙂 This wasn’t planned…but it doesn’t even MATTER… One day this will be a treasured photo… (even more than it is now…) and no one is going to worry about the cheetos on the face, the cake on the shirts or the hair in the face 🙂 Love you guys!PINIMAGE

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  • bijuphotography - Awesome. Just one word. Kids make our work look so beautiful. I struggle with the family shots and the last shot of the family is so tight and well captured. Really neat.

  • Josh - Simply beautiful.

  • Lindsey Jameyson - Lacy thank you so much! This was definitely a gift for ME. And one day Kylie will treasures these pictures too 🙂 We had so much fun on her birthday!! I am so glad you were able to come share her special day with her. I LOVE YOU MORE!! PS I can’t wait to hang our new family picture in our new home!!

It’s not common to spend your life with your high school sweetheart… What is even more uncommon is to get in touch with one another before your 40 year high school reunion… only to fall in love all over again… Or … realize maybe you always were…

I kneeled on the living room floor situating the shoes on a stack of decorative books… while Marv looked on… so in true…chatty Lacy form… I asked how the two of them met… His reply caught me quite off guard… He said, “Well, about 40 years ago… she was my high school sweet heart… We graduated…and went on about our lives… separately… and our reunion was coming up so she called me to see if I was going… and we’ve been together since!”

My mind was BLOWN! To find true love after 40 years… just amazing!  And to see the way they loved each other… well, that was just downright incredible… See for yourselves… 🙂

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A BIG thank you to Jackie with Messina Hof Winery! You are amazing! I can’t wait to work with you again!! And Judy and Marv… I am SO honored to capture your sweet day for you two!!   You guys are incredible! 🙂

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  • Amber - these are STUNNING lacy!

  • Haley Kruse - Oh Lacy I love these. just beautiful!!!!! one day when I renew my vows I will have to have you there. =)

  • Melissa - Oh Lacy! I love these images!! What an incredible love story.

  • Kirbi - Lacy, What a beautiful story and equally beautiful photographs!!! Seriously swoon worthy!!! Beautiful light and I love the cellar photo and all the gorgeous ones outdoors! Ah, so sweet!!!!!

  • Tiffany - this is so romantic and beautiful!

  • Lindsey - How special!! They both look so happy!!

  • Elizabeth - Beautiful photos, they seem to tell the love story of this couple.

  • Brandy - Lacy!!!! Everytime you post to the blog I get more excited to work with you!!! You are simply amazing!!! And somehow you book the most beautiful brides!!!

  • Amandalynn - Lacy these images are beautiful. A truly gorgeous wedding captured with such vibrancy and at the same time a sense of calm ease. Well done!

  • rich - what a story! you did a really really awesome job capturing their love and joy through photos! these are so great!

Many people know Chris as Becker… as the man behind the camera… wellll not this day! haha!   While I was in Europe for Katherine and Matt’s wedding I met up with Becker and his girlfriend Ashley and a handful of other photographers who were also in Europe for the SWPP conference that week… Total coincidence!  And well… since Paris is a hop, skip and a jump from London… we met up over there for a cute couples session!!  Ashley and Chris… so so fun spending time with you guys in Europe!  Here are a few of my favorites!! Hope you love them as much as I do!PINIMAGEPINIMAGELove these!! Ashley… could you try to be a little more photogenic? haha.. Thanks! 😉PINIMAGEThis may be the best view of the Eiffel Tower… Trocadero fountain… My first time here was in 2007 photographing a bridal portrait session… and ever since then, anytime I come back I watch the light show at night from here! 🙂  If you make it to Paris… Stop by and see the view!  If you get there at night… You’ll see the light show every hour on the hour. 🙂PINIMAGEStunning!PINIMAGEPINIMAGESee… Proof I’m kind of funny! 😉  No really… I’m sure they were laughing to keep warm in the 20 degree weather! Ha!
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  • Liz - you photographing the [B]! say what! #1862 for amazingness!! 😀 ha ha!
    these are incredible Lacy. I have sooo many favorites…in particularly the last ones on this post. Ashley..you are gorgeous and you have such an infectious smile! wish I knew what that laughter sounded like ^_^ and Becker having those small bits of color in wardrobe…perfect! Congratulations you two!!

  • rich - wow – must have been such an honor to take becker’s photos! you really really did him proud on these – they came out AWESOME!

To start off right… let me preface this entire post by saying I looooooove Katherine and Matt… and everything about them… their families… their dog… ha! Everything!

Several months ago… I got a wedding inquiry from this utterly fabulous woman… We clicked instantly via email and phone…  we set up a meeting at Starbucks… (and get this…) it was in a KROGER!! haha! First time for everything!  I had NO Idea the starbucks was actually IN the grocery store… but what the heck! Ha! It made for some laughs!! (Clean-up on aisle 3!) 😉  Four hours later I packed up and we left… Ah! I will remember that meeting for ever! LOL… I don’t think I’ve laughed so much for so long… ever! Such good times!!  A few weeks later I met Katherine and Matt again for dinner… along with her parents… and I knew instantly why I loved Katherine so much!  Obviously where she gets it from. 😉  When I finally met Matt’s parents… there was no surprise there either!  Two dynamic families coming together… Fantastic!

Katherine’s family is from England… so we took the journey over seas for their wedding… And what a journey it was!!  I wanted to share a little bit of the behind the scenes… because it makes the story that much sweeter… & shows how absolutely incredible this couple is…

Katherine, Matt and Katherine’s family headed over 8 days before the wedding… After a long 9.5 hour flight… while going through customs they were told they couldn’t enter the country to get married!! WORST. NIGHTMARE. come true…  After being finger printed… and mug shots were taken… they were flown 4 hours later BACK to the States… where they had to get married in the basement of a judges office.. and then fly right back with proof they were married… and were not coming to the country to get married any longer!

WHAT!!

Absolute… CRAZINESS!

I flew to England on Monday… and for the second time in 4 days… so did Katherine and Matt!  The wedding was on Thursday so everything was okay! That week was incredible… The ceremony was beautiful…the reception was a BLAST… and I am so sad it is already over!  But the Bonus is… I have gained friends and experiences I will never… ever forget… and I feel absolutely honored to capture such a special day for two very special people.

If you missed Part 1 of this post click here… and if you missed their day after session in Paris make sure to check it out too! 🙂

The Bath Priory Hotel

PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEAfter knowing the events that took place earlier in the day… you can understand why I got so excited when this little lady bug landed on Katherine’s dress!
PINIMAGEAnd then…apparently when I carried the dress back…the lady bug stayed… and while I was doing Katherine’s make-up (Multi-tasker! ha!) it landed on her! Loved that!PINIMAGEMatt… You are so handsome… Ladies… he’s taken… obbbbviously! 😉PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEThis may be my favorite bride-getting ready-picture. ever.  Sexy and Elegant!
PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGELOVED the top hats!! PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGE

I just about LOST it at this moment… And looking at these makes me just about lose it again!  This is why I’m a photographer… capturing moments like THIS.  To be remembered by children and grandchildren and great grandchildren…PINIMAGE

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PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEThis is what I call the Tebow Thinking man!!… hahaha!PINIMAGEI’m obviously VERY funny. 😉PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEThis was so great! We were shooting and this sweet puppy ran up and hung out for about 10 minutes! He wanted to be in the pictures so he made a debut! 😉PINIMAGEAnd the fence they hiked to get those shots! 😉 The things people will do when they trust you!! (And I am SO thankful!) 😀PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGE

PINIMAGEThe Royal Crescent: Bath, EnglandPINIMAGE

 

PINIMAGEOhhh I die!! Favorite!PINIMAGESomething about this picture makes me love it a little more every time I see it…PINIMAGEPINIMAGENight time cobblestone pictures in England? Yes, Please!!PINIMAGEPINIMAGEThis picture makes me miss you guys!  Your laugh is contagious!PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEMatt used to play baseball for the Cardinals… hence the grooms cake! 🙂PINIMAGEComplete with Lexy!! (Their dog!)PINIMAGEDuring dinner I had a chance to go into the kitchen… and document award winning chef Michael Caines in his artistry… It was like watching Hell’s Kitchen! Chaos and Greatness all at once! Ha!PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEAnother moment when I LOST it… The picture on the left is Katherine’s brother… and that was while he was watching her dance with her dad… I was masking my tears with my camera! 😉PINIMAGEAnnnnd I may or may not have cried during this moment too… How could you not?
PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEHahaaa! I may have cried here too…from laughing so hard!  Too funny!  Katherine: “Hand to forehead” hahaha!PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEThey don’t have S’mores in England… but they will now! haha! SUCH a great late night snack idea!!PINIMAGEPINIMAGE

PINIMAGE*A note to all brides! haha! Your day will inevitably not be a smooth-sailing ball of perfection… BUT… it is however… YOU’RE day… and it will be amazing because of that.  Don’t let the little stresses keep you from enjoying YOUR sweet moments!*  I don’t know if I would have handled 30 hours of flying within 4 days as well as Katherine did… but thankfully most of us do NOT have to go through that… And now… well… It’s a great stinkin’ story!  And they’ve now married their best friend… twice. 😉

Love you guys!  🙂

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  • Jo-Anne Kyle - A fairytale wedding – so glad that it had a happy ending 🙂 The couple, location and photos are absolutely lovely!

  • Kirbi - I am dying over here!!!! These are stunning!!!! Goodness so BEAUTIFUL! I adore all the countryside and outdoor pictures. If you don’t submit these to some famous wedding or photography blog you are crazy!!! 🙂

  • Penelope - Lacy! That vertical with the couple walking away is so amazing. I want that in MY house! I mean, with the top hat and the tails and the English stormy sky and the light peeking through the dress… it’s STRAIGHT out of a fairy tale! My heart beats faster for that brilliant capture. 😀

  • Lindsey Jameyson - WOW!! Beautiful!! Great job capturing.

  • Stephanie Bachle - I die. Love this…

  • Kacy - Beautiful pics!! Love her dress– do you know the name/designer? Thanks!

  • Lacy - Hi Kacy! I will find out for you! 🙂

  • Bonnie Marie - This is a fabulous shoot that almost wasn’t!
    Mamma Mia! I was sitting on the edge of my seat reading this story and I soooo sympathize with this couple, I’ve seen it happen in Italy too and I can’t say it often enough: GET A PLANNER FOR DESTINATION WEDDING PAPERWORK!

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