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thanksgiving love story

Vernon0001We were lucky enough to spend the week of Thanksgiving on the island of St. John celebrating the wedding of some of our favorite portrait clients ever!  I first met Ashley in 2007 when I visited her for her maternity pictures.  We had planned the session many weeks before her due date, which turned out to be a good thing, because beautiful little Leighton was born just two days later!  We've done many family portrait sessions for their family, and we were absolutely delighted when they told us that they would finally tie the knot! Vernon0013Vernon0012Vernon006Vernon0005Vernon0015

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The kids' table was adorable!  It was jam packed with yummy snacks, toys and arts supplies, the candles on this table alone were battery powered (real candles were used on the other tables), and the place-mats were custom designed maps of the island that the kids could color on!

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Ashley was inspired by our good friends Emilie and J's wedding, and she hired the same musical entertainment:  band Inner Vision and steel drummer Carl Freedman... they were wonderful!

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Ashley and James did the "destination" wedding thing right: they surrounded themselves with their closest family and friends for the whole week, and the wedding was right in the middle of the week - I've always wanted to photograph a wedding on a Wednesday! Everyone lingered late into the night listening to the lovely music by Inner Vision, and everyone loved spending the rest of the week continuing the celebration.Vernon20

Thank you Ashley and James for inviting us to celebrate your wedding week with you, and thank you for taking such great care of us!  It was a very special week for us, and it was an honor to spend it with you!

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