The Pictures I Can’t Wait to See

Warning: This post is very heavy on pictures. If you don’t like gorgeous wedding photos, this post is probably not for you.

I’ve thought a lot about wedding pictures. In the beginning, we weren’t sure if we’d be able to afford wedding photography at all. We talked about investing in a photo-sharing app or website and crowd-sourcing the wedding photography. I was…OK with this. We didn’t have the option to spend $3,000 on wedding photography, but there weren’t a lot of options under that—the cheapest I found in our area was $1,500, which was still out of our budget.

Then we took our engagement photos with Niki and were super thrilled. She’s an up-and-coming young photographer who we felt really comfortable with. She was also willing to work with us on price and schedule, so it was a done deal. We had a wedding photographer!

Now when I look at wedding blogs with the gorgeous photos I get super excited about seeing our pictures! I can’t wait till these are our pictures from our wedding day.

All pictures from Niki Marie Photography

The Getting Ready Pictures



A lot of these are black and white—I’m not sure why! Maybe I was just drawn to the black and white shots as I was looking through Niki’s pictures.

The Walking Down the Aisle Pictures





Can you tell I’m obsessed with these? I think the dad-and-daughter shots are the sweetest thing. I’m so fortunate to have my dad to walk me down the aisle.

The Ceremony Pictures






I especially love the candids of guests at the ceremony. Those are moments I probably won’t catch!

The Group Pictures





I really want that last one with each of my sisters. How precious is that?


 Oh, and can you tell I really love the laughing pictures?

The Reception Pictures



Have you gotten sick of wedding pictures now? I haven’t, so I’ll just go ahead and stare at these for a little longer dreaming of what my wedding pictures will look like…

How did you choose a wedding photographer? Were there any pictures on your must-have list?


Mrs. Lemur

Greenville, South Carolina
Wedding Date:
May 2013
The One with Our Engagement Pictures
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    ladymegbeth 227 posts, Helper bee @ 10:29 am

    I love the Father/Daughter pictures, too. :’)

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    ItalianTraveler 57 posts, Worker bee @ 10:31 am

    Those are some awesome pictures! I can’t wait to see yours!!

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    Mrs. Palm Tree 1122 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:48 am

    Love the sister shot – so intimate and fun. I think Niki is going to capture your day perfectly, she’s such a good fit! Honestly, I can just see her showcasing your colors and the yummy, fun brunch food – and you and Mr. L! 😉

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    mscamera 300 posts, Helper bee @ 11:32 am

    I SO AGREE!!! Those are my can’t-wait-for too!! Niki seems perfect to reflect what you are looking for. I can’t wait to see how your’s turn out!

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    Mrs. Airplane 395 posts, Helper bee @ 11:40 am

    These are awesome — if you couldn’t tell, I love inspiration pics! I can’t wait to see how yours turn out!

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    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 12:28 pm

    @ladymegbeth: My dad is seriously the best… can’t wait for that shot!

    @ItalianTraveler: Ahh me either!!

    @Miss Palm Tree: That sister shot makes me tear up and I don’t even know the girls 😉 I want pictures like that with each of my sisters to frame & give to them!

    @Miss Camera: I may have gone kindaaa overboard but I can’t help it! I’m so excited!

    @Miss Airplane: Your post was amazing! I wish I had the foresight to put something awesome like that together :)

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    greenskittle 93 posts, Worker bee @ 3:02 pm

    BEAUTIFUL photos! She’s such a talented photographer! I’m so excited to see your pictures! The ones with your sisters are going to be precious. :) I’m having one of my friends do my photography. She’s graduating photography school right before our wedding, but she’s talented beyond her years! There’s nothing wrong with hiring a novice, some of them are more talented than the experts. :) You’re going to have some gorgeous wedding photos that you’ll cherish forever!

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    lealorali 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 4:07 pm

    This photographer looks truly impressive. Really well taken shots and great editing.
    And I love the pic of the sisters too, awww! That won’t be me and my sisters, we’ll probably by screaming at each other and pulling hair. I’m only half kidding.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 4:08 pm

    These are all so wonderful and really show the joy of the day, which is so important!

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    metalmaiden13 35 posts, Newbee @ 6:43 pm

    Very gorgeous pics.. congrats to all! :)

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    KingsDaughter 2568 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:14 am

    wow so blessed to find your photographer, and when you have almost given up! This post is encouraging…because I have just recently given up on a videographer. I thought we could afford on at $1500 (good package) but no matter how I move around the numbers we are still short on our budget….it sucks, but maybe I can luck out like you did for photos

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    Stephanie, Guest @ 2:06 pm

    These are so fun! Definitely all great shots to put on the shot list for your photographer, who looks phenomenal :)

    I’ve actually also seen an idea at a couple of weddings, where the bride/groom have created a type of i-spy game for each table at the reception. That way, you can get your guests to take the photos that you want, and they usually have a blast doing it!

    Here’s an example:

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