Wedding Photos & A Challenge!

I spent this past weekend celebrating the marriage of one of my best friends, Ashley. In addition to Ash being one of the sweetest and funniest girls around, she and her now husband, Ryan, are basically mine and David's partners in crime, so it was a very special weekend for all of us!

Surprise, surprise, but I used this beautiful weekend and all of its gorgeous details as an excuse to break out the new camera and snap a few pics! Or 407, either way : ) No but seriously, I took 407 pictures before we even got to the ceremony and reception, where I had to stop snapping pics and perform my bridesmaid duties. Just call me papa- paparazzi.

Here are a few of my favorites.








She was beyond a stunning bride, wasn't she? Like something out of a magazine! I cannot wait to see her professional photographer pics, they will be beautiful!

All of this photo talk has got me thinking... I've seen a few "30 day photo challenges" out there and they've definitely peaked my interest. Like this one.


I think it'd be a good way to practice shooting in a lot of different settings. You know what they say, practice makes perfect! Would you guys be interested in jumping into a challenge like this with me? It seems like a lot of you are into photography and learning about your camera. We could each take the challenge and then come back here to share once a week for the month of October. 

If you're interested, please leave a comment and let me know!

And congratulations to my sweet Ashley and Ryan- we love you!!!!

Psssst! A big, fat THANK YOU to all of you who have been voting for our sweet little bathroom renovation in the One Project Closer Before & After competition. I think the winner has taken the lead at this point, but we have until Friday to vote! So if you'd like to stop by and shoot me a vote, you can head over right here. Thanks again, guys!
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38 comments:

  1. I am in!! I think that is a great idea. Your photos look great!!

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  2. You're really getting good at these photos- these are great! Your friend is a beautiful bride! Where's your photo?? :) Once you get that camera around your neck it's hard to let go, I know.

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  3. I love the idea of a 30 day challenge! Your friend is a gorgeous bride...and you did a great job with these photos....they are beautiful.

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  4. wow! her dress is beautiful- she is stunning! i wish them all the best!

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  5. Gorgeous bride and photos! I would love to do this challenge :) YAY!

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  6. beautiful photos, my dear! what a gorgeous bride!

    voted for you! have a great week! xoxo {av}

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  7. I would love to do this challenge - I am just about to launch a blog away from Lauren lane too so it would be a perfect start!

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  8. What a beautiful bride! Love your photos Michelle - and those red shoes - killer!!!

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  9. Oh she is just beautiful. Wow. Nice work with the photos. I might be persuaded to hop on board the photo challenge.

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  10. Beautiful bride!
    I WOULD Love to do this!! :) Count me in!

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  11. Count me in! I've done challenges like this before over at bigpictureclasses.com It gives me a little motivation.

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  12. Photo Challenge - Yes Please. You are off to a great start with your photos. Beautiful.

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  13. What a gorgeous bride!! And I think you should definitely do the challenge! Would be fun to follow along! :)

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  14. What a beautiful bride! The pictures are awesome Michelle. I too might be persuaded to take the challenge.

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  15. I would love to participate. I haven't moved to a SLR yet, think I could do it with a point and shoot?

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  16. She is sooo beautiful! Love her dress. I'd do the challenge if I have time! (: Sounds fun!

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  17. Your photos are great and your friend is a GORGEOUS bride! Congrats to her :)

    I would love to participate in this challenge...once I get my new camera... ;(

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  18. Do the challenge! :) I'm doing a 30-day photo challenge right now, too!!

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  19. why aren't you in any of the pics...i want to see you in your fancy attire, too!

    off to vote!

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  20. I was just thinking about doing this... so sure, I'll take the challenge!

    PS Your friend did make a gorgeous bride -- congratulations to her!

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  21. Just stubbled on your blog and will definitely come again! Plus a photo challenge is just what I need as I really really need to improve my skills on that side, so another reason to come back!
    I'm in, and congrats on the great blog and lovely pictures!

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  22. Hi Michelle!

    I just found your blog via YHL. I love your bathroom tile! I was just reading this post about the photo challenge. I'd love to do something like this!

    <3

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  23. Such a gorgeous bride my goodness! And we had almost identical bouquets :)

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  24. Congrats to your friends. She was a stunning bride and gorgeous shots my dear. Count me in for the photo challenge!!

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  25. what a beautiful bride!! you take stunning pictures!

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  26. I'd love to do a photo challenge!
    Found your blog through Young House Love

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  27. Wonderful photos! And what a beautiful bride!! =) I bet you guys had a great time at the wedding.

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  28. umm, seriously? Your photos are incredible! And what an incredible feature on YHL today, I am freaking out for you :)

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  29. You're photos look fantastic! I recently bought one as well and I'm feeling bad that I don't use it like I could. Pass along any help you have! :)
    I was grinning from ear to ear when I saw your bathroom on YHL.. that is the big time:) Well deserved!

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  30. I love this idea! I actually attempted to start a 30 day photo challenge at the beginning of August for my 30th birthday month. But confession: I didnt get very far. If we do it together it will totally keep me motivated! I'm in! xx

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  31. Your photos are great and Congrats to your friend!!

    I printed off that same photography challenge, but never got around to starting it. I think I could get myself in gear if I were doing it with someone else. I'm in if you are!!

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  32. Yes! I want to play. This sounds like fun and I've been rather attached to my camera lately.

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