2016 Year in Review | Best Real Wedding Moments | Youngstown Wedding Photographer

We see so much as wedding photographers! No two wedding days are ever the same. Wedding days are emotional, interesting, funny, happy, silly, and so much more. From one moment to the next, wedding days can be unpredictable. That’s why we love photographing wedding days mostly in a photojournalistic fashion. We’re there & we’re waiting for authentic moments to happen that we can capture for our brides & grooms (and their families!) to enjoy for many generations. We can’t tell you how happy it makes us when one of our couples tells us about a moment we caught on camera that brings them joy and adds value to their life. As the years progress & we continue in this wedding photography business, we realize that the wedding memories our clients hold dear increase in value as loved ones in those photographs move on to heaven. This life is definitely bittersweet. We’re grateful we have the opportunity to contribute to others’ wedding day memories that they value & adore. Our favorite 2016 real wedding moments are below. Grab a tissue & enjoy.Boardman wedding photographerBoardman wedding photographerMegan’s father passed away unexpectedly a week before her wedding day. Shout was his favorite song to dance to & there wasn’t a guest in the house at that wedding reception in his or her seat as everyone surrounded Megan, Stephen, and Megan’s mom with love & support as it played.Boardman wedding photographerThis flower girl took her job of tossing petals VERY seriously & it was adorable.Boardman wedding photographerBoardman wedding photographerWhen this moment happens on your wedding day, you don’t soon forget it!Boardman wedding photographerOne of our favorite moments of each wedding day is when the groom sees his bride for the first time in her gown walking toward him.Boardman wedding photographerBoardman wedding photographerBoardman wedding photographerWhen you get iced on your wedding day. The groomsmen couldn’t help themselves from icing the groom.Boardman wedding photographerThere weren’t very many dry eyes during Ali’s dad’s toast. Boardman wedding photographerBoardman wedding photographerOne of the best moments of any wedding day is that JUST MARRIED moment! Pure joy!Boardman wedding photographerSisters. Enough said.Boardman wedding photographerOn this toasty May wedding day, the bridal party cooled off with misting handheld fans. . . then. . . Boardman wedding photographerThe groom got one stuck in the bride’s hair. Whoopsie. . .Boardman wedding photographerShe laughed it off & didn’t get alarmed at all. We were seriously impressed with how chill she was. Laid back brides who have fun & go with the flow on wedding days, we LOVE you!Boardman wedding photographerIf you’re wondering, he got it out without hurting her beautiful hair. Winning.Boardman wedding photographerPhil’s reaction to seeing Chelsea was precious.Boardman wedding photographerBoardman wedding photographerAnd these two did not mess around with their first kiss as husband and wife.Boardman wedding photographerThe flower girl is my favorite part of this image.Boardman wedding photographerIf you cake smash, it’s okay as long as it ends like this.Boardman wedding photographerWe love getting to see friends reunited.Boardman wedding photographerWe accidentally got into a bit of a soggy spot at the park during portraits with these two. Scott wasted no time whisking up his new bride to save the dress and shoes. She got a good one, Ladies!
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Boardman wedding photographer. . .with this. . . Boardman wedding photographer. . . and this.Boardman wedding photographerGuess which song they’re singing.Boardman wedding photographerBoardman wedding photographerFather daughter moments are some of our favorites at any wedding.Boardman wedding photographerhttp://amyandjordanblog.com/2013/education/making-the-leap-series-step-1-get-debt-free/http://amyandjordanblog.com/2013/education/making-the-leap-series-step-1-get-debt-free/Boardman wedding photographerI loved how Eleni teared up when she found the message her groom left her on the bottoms of her shoes.Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersThis was our first Greek wedding & it was full of smiles.Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersGrannies on the dance floor. . . we salute you!Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersAfter the wedding ceremony, Chloe ran to her new stepdad and jumped into his arms in tears. There was definitely something in our eyes that day making them water!Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersThat moment when the catering staff brings you a Michael Myers’ knife to cut your cake with.  Jess & Eric rolled with it & just laughed.Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersWhen you’re slaying Let It Go on the mic for your adoring fans. Boardman wedding photographersSaid adoring fans:Boardman wedding photographersThis sweet Maid of Honor couldn’t believe how beautiful her sister looked walking down the aisle.Boardman wedding photographersCase in point:Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersChris cried during his first look with his bride before the wedding ceremony & still had this reaction when Krystina walked down the aisle toward him. LOVE it!Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersToddler life is rough.Boardman wedding photographersThat moment when you get to put lipgloss on your soon-to-be stepdaughter on your wedding day. So sweet.Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersWhen your dad surprises you with a father daughter dance you didn’t know was going to happen:Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersWhen your wedding day weather & the backdrop for your wedding ceremony was perfect in every single way.Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersA father wipes away his daughter’s tears all her life. The least she can do is wipe his away on her wedding day. This makes us smile.Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersWhen you share a first look with your daddy:Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersThat moment you get a little too rambunctious during bridal party portraits and your bouquet falls apart.Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersWhen you feel like the luckiest guy in the world:Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersWhen your dad serenades you & your new husband to God Blessed the Broken Road during your wedding ceremony:Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersWe really enjoyed these Filipino wedding traditions we got to see for the first time at Rose & Jacob’s wedding.Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersThey busted out some moves to Big Poppa during their first dance.Boardman wedding photographersCamo was the best dressed dog at this wedding ceremony.Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersLike we said, toddler life is rough.Boardman wedding photographersWe can’t do any better than this bride’s words about the following image: “If you know me at all then you know the woman in this picture means the world to me! My Magoose! She’s taught me so much about how to love kindly, work hard, care for others and NEVER give up on anything. Ten years ago she learned to walk again and was just coming out of remission for leukemia. This year she was at my wedding. If I become even half the woman she is I will be proud.” Goodness, gracious, so many feels!Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersCake cutting- it’s funny, Guys.Boardman wedding photographersHer groom’s words in his wedding morning letter brought her to smiles & tears.Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersThese two made us cry.Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersAnd made us laugh.Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersIt’s a good wedding morning when you catch a few fish.Boardman wedding photographersAnd it’s a great wedding ceremony when it is full of laughs.Boardman wedding photographersWarning: if you give your wedding guests something to throw at you, they will show no mercy.Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersThat very random moment when Fruit of the Loom shows up for your wedding photos:Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersHer ring bearer told her he loved her just before she walked down the aisle.
Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersStanding with the rest of the bridal party is overrated. Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersGrannies. . . please keep the fresh dance moves coming. We can’t get enough.Boardman wedding photographersThe moment you see your best friend in her wedding dress for the first time:Boardman wedding photographersSteph’s parents surprised her & Shane with a butterfly release after their wedding ceremony.Boardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersBoardman wedding photographersWhen you trick everyone into thinking you’ll be sweet with the cake feeding. . . Boardman wedding photographers. . . then this happens. . . Boardman wedding photographers. . . and your groomsman helps you out so kindly by eating the leftovers from your beard.Boardman wedding photographersPhotographing these moments makes us happy. We’ve really been having fun with these 2016 Year in Review posts! They bring back so many memories!

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