If you have been following my blog for any length of time you know that Diane & Chris are a special couple to me. I have known Diane for 5 years now as she has cut my hair over that period of time and we have spent many a day laughing at really bad 80's hairdos and many other silly things. In that period of time I have also heard many stories about the trials and tribulations of Diane's dating life. (or lack thereof) But when she told me about Chris, I could tell something was different. I could tell it was serious. After finally meeting Chris on our first engagement shoot with them, I found out why because Chris is one of the coolest dudes you could ever meet. Don't let the tough looking shell fool ya, beneath those tatts and soul patch is a real sensitive, caring person who loves Diane to death. She's in real good hands.
Chris & Diane are such a fun loving couple that I had no doubt their wedding was going to be a blast, but there was also a lot of emotion on that day that frankly I was not expecting. There were many tears shed and being that I have a little more emotional investment in this couple than I normally do, I found myself getting caught up in it too!
I had not been to the Grand Tradition since the renovation and honestly was very impressed by the changes. It was really hard to get a bad shot there. The whole day was coordinated beautifully (and extremely on time) by Megan who was so gracious with us while i made some rookie mistakes with not paying attention to the time! They also were very patient as I took Diane and Chris for some couples pics after the wedding was over.
After a lot of back and forth about the song, we decided on an old classic Smashing Pumpkins "Tonight, Tonight". I have to admit, it was challenge to edit to because of the major changes in tempo.
Here are a few stills: