Jessica and John’s wedding day was truly a beautiful day, and I loved every single part of it, from the girls getting ready at Jessica’s parents’ home to the guys getting ready and the first look, which took place at the Renaissance Grand downtown, to the portraits, the ceremony, the reception, and everything in between! The first look couldn’t have been more perfect. John actually helped pick out the spot in the hotel (we originally we were going to have it in the hotel’s beautiful bar area, where my second shooter, Josh, got some killer pictures of the guys earlier, but John asked for the ballroom, preferring the marble flooring and bright light pouring in through the tall, romantically draped windows.) I’m glad he chimed in with his opinion, the spot was perfect! The two of them were grinning ear to ear from the second they saw each other! And since they are a very good looking couple, I can’t say that I blame them (but I can say that they are a lot of fun to photograph!!!). We did some pictures with them around the hotel and in a few other downtown spots before heading to the Arch grounds, where I got one of my favorite pictures of the season so far when a gust of wind came suddenly and dramatically lifted Jessica’s train and veil into the air! I was laying on the ground at the time, shooting up, and I pretty much yelled at John to get out of the way so I could capture an amazing bridal portrait of his stunning bride! :) The wedding party was a lot of fun to work with, and we got so many great shots during the getting ready and portrait part of the day that it was really hard to limit it down for a blog post! So here is a generous helping of faves from the first part of the day. :) Enjoy! Look for more to come soon from their ceremony and gorgeous reception!