I had the honor to photograph a newly minted Marine and his bride’s wedding at Maple Dell. This year, Chase finished basic training and 2 specialty courses. They tried to arrange the wedding between each of these trainings, but the timing didn’t work. So they were able to arrange the wedding and get everyone together right after Thanksgiving. There was a small window before Chase is sent to Japan for a few years. Randi will be joining him soon. It’s the life of the military.
The only location they were able to find was Maple Dell Boy Scout Camp in Payson. They spent the day cleaning and prepping the spot and they made it a wonderful location for the wedding. I photographed the various details such as something borrowed, something blue, the Marine headbands, and more.
The footwear are critical! These boots are the bride’s favorite accessory ever.
And the groom’s wedding band hand been broken in a car accident, which makes it unique. So I photographed the part that has the crack. It looks like it was designed that way.
Flower girls are a guaranteed way to be surprised. This time, the older flower girl would drop petals and the younger girl would pick them up and put them in her basket. It took a little bit for them to make their way down the aisle. It was very cute and I took a bunch of photos.
The Marine uniform is the most attractive uniform of the whole military. No contest.
This is the one shot I want to get from each ceremony. At the end of the recessional, the bride and groom need to stop and kiss. We’ll make history.
This is a somewhat unique look for the first dance. If I can arrange the lights, I want to create this for each wedding couple. I can even make the dance a little more magical.
And if I can plan the exit for the wedding couple, I love to place a light behind the couple as they exit to bubbles, rice, or fire sticks. This looks amazing!
Congrats, Randi & Chase! And thank you for your future military service. I was raised in the military, so I can appreciate the sacrifice and service the arm forces and their families make.