Melissa & Dan

Melissa is an old family friend.  My parents and her parents were friends, and I've know her basically since she was born.  Her parents are also my god-parents.  One family was always visiting the other, and between her sister and my sister, we were always playing together growing up.  When she announced her engagement to Dan last year, I said I would be happy to shoot for them.  We did an engagement shoot last fall, which you can see here.

It was great to be able to get both our families together again on the wedding day.  While we don't get together as often as when we were young, our families do still occasionally get together.  So, while I was officially "working", it was nice to have my whole family there too, to actually see what I do at weddings finally.  During the reception, my son was constantly running up to me and hugging my leg, and then running around on the dance floor with the other kids.  He had a blast!

The day seemed to go by very quick, as most do.  As always, the Grande Olympia is a very nice reception hall, and the garden for the wedding was completely new to me as I'd never noticed it there before.  We were treated to great weather, despite the fact we are getting a bit late in the season.  Here are a few of my favs from the day...