tracy + shanaka {the wedding}

We were honored to be a part of the lovely wedding of Tracy and Shanaka.  You may remember me mentioning when we did their engagement session, that they don’t think they’re very good in front of the camera, but we have found it to be the exact opposite- they were very natural.

Here are some of our favorites from their day.

While the girls were getting prettied up….

……the guys enjoyed food and sports, but of course.  Shanaka had the guys wear their favorite jerseys.

Then they watched game 6 of the 1986 World Series between the Mets (Shanaka’s favorite team) and the Red Sox.

Tracy’s sweet mom helped her tie her sash perfectly.

Stunning bride.

Handsome groom.

First looks…..

Tracy is such a natural beauty. She has to be the most patient and laid-back bride we’ve ever had. 

“A wall that matches you perfectly!!!!!!”

Ahhhhh, you two are ADORABLE together.

Beautiful job on flowers by Courtenay Lambert.

And the view of downtown Cincinnati was beautiful.

Prayer before the ceremony.

I just ADORE the look on this little guy’s face.  :)

Tracy’s brother was the officiant. How cool is that?!

They did a tea ceremony where they served tea to their parents, honoring their two cultures.

Two very beautiful, and proud mamas.  This makes my heart so very happy.

This may be one of my favorite wedding ideas I’ve seen.  This is their “wishing tree” and they asked their guests to sign a note, leave advice, or draw a picture.  I loved watching its transformation over the night into a beautiful and meaningful work of art.

Gorgeous setting, with a very personal twist….Tracy’s mother handmade all of the vases.  They were each a masterpiece!!

They surprised everyone with a “same day edit” by Studio Z Films.  It was FABULOUS!

We were lucky enough to work with a fabulous team of vendors, who all did a wonderful job.

Hair: Jen Nally

Makeup: Jean Folchi

Video: Studio Z Films

Florals: Courtenay Lambert

Venue: Drees Pavilion

Tracy and Shanaka, thank you so much for including us in your beautiful day!  You are a wonderful couple, and we wish you many years of happiness together.

All the best,

Jess and Brett

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August 23, 2010 - 11:09 am

Gail - BEAUTIFUL images Jess. THey are a gorgeous couple. I think that purple wall shot with her purple accents is my favorite bridal shot you’ve ever taken!! :)

August 23, 2010 - 5:48 pm

Lisa B. - Fantastic photos, gorgeous couple, super-cool wedding!
The bride’s “matching wall” and “the handsome groom” photos are each my favorite individual shots of them.
I don’t know how you do it, but you make things look more “real” and “there” than they are in real life!

August 23, 2010 - 10:21 pm

Tracy - Thank you so much Jess & Brett! These pics are wonderful! We were able to be so calm & totally just enjoy the day for all that it was, knowing we had excellent photographers capturing all of the greatest moments of our wedding! THANK YOU for bringing us back to our big day & for helping us remember all of the sweet and touching moments. We were just so fortunate to have great vendors all across the board & beautiful weather to boot! And thanks to your blog followers for all their sweet comments :)

August 24, 2010 - 10:32 am

kaila - wow, wow, wow! I love the emotion in these images! I also LOVE all the special touches, what a blessing for years to come!

August 28, 2010 - 11:17 am

Jaimie Dee Photography - These made me teary eyed! LOVED THEM! :) Great work. Also love the HDR type look to some of the earlier indoor shots.

August 30, 2010 - 12:37 pm

Jess W. - These are great shots, you two! The mom pics are great, the pics of them on the P&G premises, the pic of Tracy looking at the camera w/ Shanaka facing her with his eyes closed, Tracy in front of the purple door…don’t know if I could pick a favorite. Tracy’s such a gorgeous bride. I’m sure they’re thrilled with what you captured.

September 4, 2010 - 2:41 pm

meg duerksen - this was so beautiful.
i love her colors. what an awesome spot to get married!

September 27, 2010 - 7:46 am

Roberta Crumplin - Gorgeous pics!Love the very vintage grey on the 8th image. And her sash is such a perfect colour.

September 28, 2010 - 10:17 am

Courtenay Lambert - Wow….gorgeous! You guys do such amazing work, and Tracy and Shanaka look so gorgeous!

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