Made in the Shade: Formal Portraits

Our photographer was on the ball and our formal shots were completed quickly and efficiently.

Warning: Major picture-heavy post ahead!

Mr. Ball Cap and I were up first.



Love the color contrast on this one




This is one of my favorites from the day.

Then it was our bridal party’s turn to get in on the action.


Fabulous shot—we had a pretty large group and this captures everyone well.


Me and my ladies. Their bouquets really popped against their dark dresses.


What a stud



I’m so short compared to these tall fellas!

Finally, our family joined us.


Mr. Ball Cap’s dad and Mom P


My new family!


Mr. Ball Cap’s mom and step-dad


My grandpa. There are no words to say how happy we were that he was there with us.


This one makes me tear up every time.


My parents


My mom has this one of our family blown up on a large canvas in her living room.

Up Next: A Few More Special Shots

Images by Stephen Martin Photography


Mrs. Sunhat

Dyer, IN
Wedding Date:
December 2011
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  1. mslyre Member
    mslyre 512 posts, Busy bee @ 9:52 am

    So gorgeous! Your church is beautiful! Love all the portraits!!

  2. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 9:53 am

    Beautiful shots! The one with your grandfather is just so sweet!

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:54 am

    Omg your dress, your veil, the church! Every one of these pictures is so amazing.

  4. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 10:03 am

    SUCH a beautiful setting!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:10 am

    Sunhat you look GOURGEOUS.
    I love the colors, the contrast of the colors on the alter with your dress and your BMs dresses, it’s just beautiful.

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    alynn22 38 posts, Newbee @ 10:16 am

    Gorgeous photos! Wow, what a great dress and I love your hair as well!

    I hope to one day have a winter wedding, too! :)


  7. msfairy Member
    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 10:19 am

    BEAUTIFUL pictures!

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    scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 10:21 am

    Beautiful! You look amazing!

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    FluffyFTW 281 posts, Helper bee @ 10:28 am

    Gorgeous pictures! The dress, the church, just amazing! And I love how the Christmas decorations give it a little something special.

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    Cindy (Mom), Guest @ 12:22 pm

    Gave me shivers when I got to you and Grandpa. Such a special memory you will always have and what an impact your wedding had on him seeing his “Lisa baby” getting married.

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 1:30 pm

    The church decorations are so pretty, makes for such a classic, time-less background to all these photos!

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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 1:34 pm

    Your church is stunning!

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:37 pm

    The altar decor at your church is stunning. Love the color contrast, too!

  14. coyote Member
    coyote 1963 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:47 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful photos Sunhat. I love the one of you and your grandfather. So precious!!

    PS. I looooove your veil!

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    parasol 2955 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:31 pm

    You and Mr. Ballcap are basically the cutest ever. And I am loving all of the amazing decor in the church. It’s so wintery and festive, perfect for your wedding!

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    MrsKeAloha 1044 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:09 am


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    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:14 am

    Your photog lit up that church SO well. You have such amazing indoor portraits! And the backdrop is just awesome. :)

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    cicijapan 263 posts, Helper bee @ 12:36 am

    One word: Beautiful!

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    Miss Ariel 83 posts, Worker bee @ 5:34 pm

    I’m not normally a big fan of those color contrast shots, but I just love the one you posted. And in general, all of your photos just look so regal.

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