September 18, 2008
Mr. and Mrs. Cory Kliewer…Wedding at Hidden Meadows
Cory was a groomsman at his sisters wedding that I photographed a few years ago. When he and Sheneil called to say they were engaged and wanted me to photograph their wedding I was super excited. It is always an honor to capture family events and when you know some of the family it is all that much more personal. The Kliewer family is one of the nicest bunch of people you will ever meet. I was thrilled to find that Sheneil also came from a great family.
This year I started doing bridal portraits before the groom sees his lady. It is the first time a bride is in her gown from veil to shoes with her hair and makeup done to perfection. I take some shots, show them some of the images and it is a “WOW, IS THAT REALLY ME” moment. Once brides see what I’m capturing it is smooth sailing. I showed Sheneil a few of these shots and she instantly became so totally comfortable with herself.
Cory is an amazing man. Not only is he smokin’ hot….but he is sensitive and kind. He actually searched out Julie and I at the reception to personally thank us for doing such a great job capturing their day…and he hadn’t even seen a photo yet. He said he knew when he watched me work at his sister’s wedding that when he and Sheneil were ready to tie the knot, I’d be the photographer there capturing their day. For a guy who wasn’t even engaged at the time to recognize that was impressive. And the fact that he took the time to come and thank me on his wedding day was even more impressive. Lance and Lynn you should be proud of your son. Sheneil, you have got yourself a keeper!
While photographing Cory, Sheneil’s maid of honor handed her a beer. This classic shot of the beautiful bride with the Budweiser cracks me up.
Julie caught this moment while Sheneil was perched up on her Daddy’s vintage car. I love it.
Moments before walking down the aisle, Sheneil and her Dad took a deep breath and took in the moment that they both had anticipated in their dreams for years.
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Cory Kliewer. Have fun on your honeymoon!