August 6, 2007

Art + Kristina

The wedding of Art and Kristina...

Not only did Kyle (of Kyle Miller Photography) join me for this wedding, but Michael Fort (of Integritas Photography) joined in as a groomsman; and stepped in with his camera as well for double duty. A super fabulously fun team to work with...

The wedding Mass and reception was at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Federal Way. Art is the head of music ministry for their Life Teen program...and one of the most talented musicians I know.

What did I love about this wedding? So many little touches of them everywhere. Their true and genuine excitement for their wedding - for the Mass - for one another.

Onto a few of the faves!

After the Mass, the skipping begins...


Before the wedding...down to Redondo Beach. A little Beatles-esque.




My ring shot - a tribute to Art's piano-ness.


Everyone who witnessed this was in tears. Art composed the song for Kristina for her processional...and he played it for her before the Mass. He continued on and sang to her.


With his bride's bouquet...


And while we're talking about goofy...


Kyle, again rocking the macro shot with her bouquet...


Michael caught this great shot of the gals together with Art and Kristina...


Shot through the rock at Redondo, by Kyle...


Michael caught the notes from the readings...
"Allow us to live together to a happy old age."


Kyle with the wee flower girl


One of my other faves of this wedding? Right after Art and Kristina had their first communion as husband and wife, his son Cameron had his first Communion - ever. The smile below is of a proud papa as Cam receives the Sacrament.


Cameron, just after...


How do ya like that cake topper?!? Kyle recognized my shot...and immortalized it. :)


And what I am finding to be one of my new favorite scenes...

The wedding party surrounded by those they love...


Thank you both for inviting me into your day...I can't wait for you to see the slideshow!

3 comments:

Maureen said...

Oh man! I've been dying to see these photos, great job!!! They're fantastic! I was so bummed I missed their wedding!!! I'm so glad you posted these! :) ...and seriously, can I follow you for a day? or have you teach me some of your tricks? haha.

Art & Kristina Leonard said...

These are so beautiful Shelley, Kyle and Michael! You are all so AWESOME!! We can't wait to see all the photos from the day - these are just so amazing and so beautiful!! Thank you all so much for you time, effort, cheeriness and love - you helped make the day wonderful! We love you all!

Art & Kristina Leonard

Kimberly said...

So beautiful! Looking at these pictures takes me right back to the moments they were taken. You all did a fantastic job capturing the feeling and day. Thanks so much for working so hard for my dear friends, Kristina and Art.

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