A Foxy Fête: Smiles and Sun

After our school bus shenanigans, it was time for some actual wedding party photos. (I would say “formals,” but I just hate that word…and they weren’t really all that formal, you know?!)

The plan was for our little group to take pictures by the pier and lighthouse, then head over to the lock house and meet up for family formals photos; this was partially to keep the general hoopla of a wedding-party-in-a public-place to a minimum, but also to give the parents and rest of the family a bit more time to get ready before pictures. However, since my dad and stepmom were apparently ready when the rest of us kids were, they tagged along for wedding party pics as well!

All photos by Exclamation Imagery unless otherwise noted.


Once we got to the lighthouse, Laura and Alisa rallied the troops and had us get into various poses, combinations, settings, et cetera. You know, all your good, general wedding stuff.




Notice my stupid hand-on-hip arm? I apparently did this a lot. It’s become second nature for me to pose in photos like this…it totes makes your arm look so much thinner!

Are you ready to hate me a little bit? Because you will. See…I’m not complaining by any means (I promise!)…but we had a really nice day for our wedding. Like, really, really nice—high of 82 degrees, incredibly sunny, not too hot or too cold. There were absolutely some wedding gods somewhere looking down on us.

Except, sometimes…well, it was a bit too sunny.

Oh my god Mrs. Fox, shut the eff up.

Okay. I KNOW. Why the heck would I even mention that? Well, partially because I’m a whiney pants, and partially because part of the reason I loved our venue was the fact that it was right by the water, where I wanted to get a lot of wedding party pictures taken. Except, it was too sunny to do a whole lot of those (think: no shade and squinty eyes), so we only got a couple of just the girls.



Don’t get me wrong, I totally big puffy heart love these photos. But a teeny part of me wishes we could have gotten a few more. Alas, I’m pretty sure I’ll live. 😉

(Also, you might now understand why there are a whole bunch of photos of us with our sunglasses on—sure, I wanted the fun pictures, but they were absolutely necessary at some points!)

Anyway, most of the photo ops ended up being under or around one of the many shady trees within the pier’s vicinity. It wasn’t the water, but it still made for a lovely backdrop!




So here’s a fun side story for you: I can’t speak for all men, but I know that at least Foxy and a few of his man friends don’t always like to smile in pictures. They seemed to do pretty okay for the most part on this particular occasion, but Laura definitely called upon MOH Copper at one point to “do something funny” in front of the guys in order to make them smile and/or laugh.


(personal photos)

Not that you can tell from these pictures, but she was definitely…um, how shall I put this…air humping Laura. I guess you had to be there. But hey, it got the guys to smile!


It got me to smile too, apparently. (AKA laugh like a moron.)


(personal photos)

“ZOMG you’re so funnyyyyyy!”

Now that I think about it, I may have also been laughing because of Groomsman Matty’s little pants predicament. If you recall, there were issues with his pants being a bit incredibly too tight. He was a trooper, though, and ended up wearing the “right” (read: way too tight) pants for pictures and the ceremony, then changed into a looser pair for the reception. However, this definitely limited the positions he was able to go into for some of our posed photos—like the one below.


Oh hello, hand-on-hip pose. Again.

All in all, awesome picture. But you might notice Matty (far right) not resting on his knees quite as comfortably as the rest of the guys. I mean, I’m sure he could have, if he really wanted to…or if he wanted a hole in his pants. Fortunately, though, we made it through pictures sans pants rippage!


This was supposed to be the “sasspot” picture. I don’t think the boys understood.

And now that I’ve overwhelmed you with a bajillion pictures and stories of our fabulous wedding party, here’s a few more! (You didn’t think I would leave without showing you the one-on-ones with our nearest and dearest, did you?!)


My “nice” and “silly” shots with my fabulous ladies of honor, Copper and Blondie. In case you’re wondering, bottom left is our ET pose. Obviously.


Bridesladies M, Bunny Love and A


Groomsmen Carkey, Brother, Matty and Negs

Another sort of funny story…remember the whole “it was so sunny” thing? Well Foxy’s eyes tend to be pretty sensitive to sunlight in general, so with each and every photo you see above, Laura had him keep his eyes shut until the very last possible second. It was kind of amusing to see him squint them closed super tight then pop them open with a big ol’ smile on his face over and over again. And he was smiling, to boot! I’m kind of amazed, really.

So once we were pretty much done with all the wedding party pictures, everyone headed back to the bus while Foxy and I hung back for a few more shots of just the two of us.


I promise to share more of these photos soon, but I’m pretty sure I assaulted you enough with my face for one day. Besides, it was now time to head over to the lock house and get our family “formals” on!


Miss a recap? Catch yourself up!

It’s Wedding Week! – The week of the wedding started out pretty hectic, but we made it through (relatively) unscathed.

We’re Cool People (who had to deal with a slight change of plans) – On Friday, we made our way to the venue, had a relatable moment on the radio, and learned about some last minute changes that we made an effort to take in stride.

Practice Makes Perfect.. And Crabs Don’t Hurt, Either – After most everyone was settled in on Friday evening, we had our rehearsal followed by the best dinner ever – a Maryland crab feast!

Rise and Shine! – Wedding morning was soon upon us, and I woke up at the crack of dawn ready to get prettified.

Pretty Women – Over the course of the next several hours, myself and the girls hung out, got our hair and makeup done, had a photo shoot, and drank champagne.

Dressing Up – Soon enough, it was time for me to slip into my dress!

Dapper Dudes – At the same time, Foxy and his guys were ironing and getting into their suites – and Foxy was opening his wedding day gift!

The First of Many Looks – We had our first look, and both felt so much better after being able to see each other for the first time that day.

A School Bus Photoshoot – Our vehicle of choice for the day was a school bus, which we turned into a photo op both inside and out!


Mrs. Fox

Washington DC/Havre de Grace, MD
Wedding Date:
June 2012
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  1. mstreasure Member
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:51 am

    These are so pretty!

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    Crindy 319 posts, Helper bee @ 7:26 am

    Great photos!

    If I remember correctly, the whole shut-your-eyes-then-open-them-and-smile thing was on of Tyra’s techniques on America’s Next Top Model (which I totally forgot about until just now). I’ll have to remember that for our photos!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:15 am

    I’l drooling over your BMs bouquets, seriously!

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    steph01924 308 posts, Helper bee @ 9:55 am

    I love the bridemaids bouquets — that’s exactly what I want, too! The pictures are all great; I love the bright colors and you all look fabulous. Believe me, I have fairly light eyes too and the sun can just KILL, so I totally sympathize.

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 11:12 am

    I don’t know how many more times I can say that you look gorgeous and your bridesmaids are stunning and that these pictures are awesome before it gets old and stale, but I have to do it anyway: You look STUNNING and so radiant, your bridesmaids are so freaking gorgeous (their coloring with these dresses is fabulous!) and these pictures are pure gold.

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:24 am

    @Crindy: Oh my gosh your totally right.. Tyra obvs knows what she’s talking about!!
    @Steph01924: Thank you!! I’m totally obsessed with the baby’s breath bouquet thing. And I can definitely have that sun sensitivity, too – I recently learned that people with blue eyes tend to be more sensitive? Who knew?!
    @StephK527: You’re seriously the sweetest person in the world.. thank you!!! I’m kind of obsessed with the girls’ dresses and the color.. kiiiinda wanted one of my own, hah!

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    coyote 1932 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:07 pm

    OMG Fox, you are HILARIOUS!! Okay, so I don’t hate you because we had the same problem. It was a beautiful day… Too beautiful though because we were all sweating profusely within 10 minutes and had to take the rest of our photos inside where the A/C was. Booooo!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 5:08 pm

    GIRL i am a huge believer of the skinny arm. wolfman calls me out ALL the time. you (and your maids) look amazing!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:56 pm

    I too dislike the word formals, it reminds me of high school dances, ugh.
    Your pictures look so fun, especially your moh :)

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:27 am

    @Mrs. Fox: I wanted to comment on the eye thing as well – it’s definitely common for blue eyed folk to have ridiculous sun sensitivity. I have to live in sunglasses in the summer, especially at the beach. It’s made for interesting tan lines. 😉 Also, the color of the girls’ dresses with your hair would be so fabulous.

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    Foxy Mama, Guest @ 8:57 pm

    waiting for the wedding!

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