Amy & Matt

Up next in our flashback series of wedding posts is a visit back to June of last year – the first weekend, to be exact.  Now, the only thing that I have ever remembered about the first Saturday in June is that it is always the date for Grand Old Day back in good ol’ Saint Paul, Minnesota.  But now, I have another reason to remember the first Saturday in June!

And that reason, you might ask?  That reason is that it was the wedding day of a lovely couple that is called Amy & Matt!  The Otis & James Caravan of Love loaded on up and headed down to B-Town (that’s Bismarck, for all you squares) so we could join up with their wedding adventure!

As soon as we started taking the sweetlysnaps, we knew it was gonna be a good day, as this wonderful couple and their equally wonderful wedding party was a true joy to work with!  Looking back on the day now, the thing that sticks out in my head is the delay that occurred while we were all waiting for the limousine to show up.

We waited a real long time – got a lot of really cool pictures of the wedding party during this time too.  It was a beautiful day out, and the sun was shining.  After a bit, I sat down on the grass along the side of the church while Jamie was photographing the group.  Well apparently the sun & the grass felt too good, as I began to struggle to keep my eyes open.  Just as I was about to enter the blissful place that is a nap in the Sun, I heard the familiar voice of Queen James telling me to wake up.  Total Buzz Killington.  She went on to chastise me about how it is not appropriate to fall asleep during a wedding (she was right.)

I suppose I shouldn’t tell that story, because it makes it seem like we (more like I) are a bunch of napping loafs.  No, that’s not the case – we really did wait a long time for that limo, I just had a moment of weakness (damn you…Sun!)  As soon as the limo came, I sprang back into action and we all headed to the reception where the good times rolled, I got jacked up on caffeine, and had a most wonderful time!  The moral of the story:  If you fall asleep at any point during a wedding, expect Jamie to (deservedly) hand your ass to you on a silver platter.

Well, I’ve rambled on too long – it’s time for us to send MuchLove to every one that was a part of this wondrous day – especially Amy & Matt, and to the rest of you out there in Land of Blog – Enjoy!

Andi & Jason

First in our series of 2010 Wedding Flashbacks is the ever-lovely supercouple known as Andi & Jason! Way back in May of last year, the Otis & James Caravan of Love loaded up and headed out to, if memory serves me correct, just North of the metropolis of Ross, North Dakota.

This wedding was special for many reasons – for one, it was the first wedding that both Otis (that’s me) and James (That’s Jamie) worked together in a long, long, long time!  It was also special because it was an outdoor wedding that was happening on their family farm.

Now, the thing with outdoor weddings is that you’re always at the mercy of the weather, and this wedding proved that fact.  But, even though there were some sprinkles (more of a fine mist) the day was gorgeous – the location was stunning, the couple was beautiful, and most important – we got some sweet shots!  It was a ceremony that I will never forget – and I mean that in the best way possible!

Jamie & I had so much fun working with everyone, and we also found out that even though it is fun to have a crew of people to lug equipment around and run to the convenience store to buy you a Redbull when you are busy shooting, the two of us as a team still know how to rock it up!  So, we would like to give so MuchLove to everyone that was involved with this wondrous day, and to all of you out there in Land of Blog – Enjoy!

Wedding Flashbacks

Hello there, it’s me – your old friend Otis.  And I’m here today to tell you about an upcoming series of blog posts we are going to be putting up.  Now, with a title like ‘Wedding Flashbacks’, I’m sure some of you might be thinking that these posts will be some sort of therapy in which I delve into the corners of my mind to impart the dark & seedy stories that haunt me…from weddings.

But you would be wrong.  Instead, these posts are going to be flashbacks from last year (you know, that year when we kind of didn’t update the blog for about…oh…a year or so – but we don’t need to talk about that now) – from all of the lovely weddings we had the honor of participating in.

Also, these posts will be a pre-cursor to when we jump back into the swing of the 2011 wedding season – kind of a way to get you all amped up for the goodness that awaits us this summer!  So, with that out of the way, keep an eye out for these flashbacks (you’ll be able to tell because they will be posted in the category ‘wedding flashback’) and feel free to leave comments, as these couples are all coming up on their one-year anniversaries!