heather and jason were married in duke gardens in early april and were such a cool couple to work with. heather and i hit it off so well at our consult that we were there for a couple hours  before our significant others called to ask where we were, so i knew their wedding would be a blast! they were such a great couple and had so many awesome family members and friends. everyone had a super great time and the whole day went off without a hitch. what a beautiful day and gorgeous couple. congratulations!!

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this salon is so awesome. it’s wavelengths in durham, and has one of the most super awesome interiors of any salon i’ve been to, as well as incredibly natural light. also, i wanted to take those couches home with me.

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at the hotel…buncha girls getting ready and looking through old photographs. so cute!

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we had a little time before the ceremony to snap some pictures in front of duke gardens. great natural light and a beautiful bride!

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i can’t remember for the life of me what was taking place at the time to my right, but the expressions on the sisters’ faces make me crack up:

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heather and jason are so sweet…thank you and keep in touch!!

day 20/365

geoff’s wedding ring came in the other day and i finally got around to taking a photo of it. :) ira helfer of david i. helfer jewelry in pittsburgh pa (the clark building) has been working with us for some time on our rings. geoff designed my engagement ring and worked with him in secret last summer. since then, ira has been amazing and so helpful towards us. he’s currently in the process of making my wedding band as it has to be a thin band above and below the diamond of my engagement ring. he’s been awesome. when we get a chance to go up and visit him, he’s usually decked out in jewelry-making protective gear and steelers accessories. :)

when we were home during christmas, geoff picked out a beautiful silver and black tungsten ring. ira ordered it, shipped it to us, we shipped it back when it was too big, and ira shipped back a smaller one. :) such in the life of anyone planning a wedding currently – the back and forth with the rings is an intricate ordeal…especially if your ring is coming from out of state! but it’s here now – and it fits! and is just chillin’…waiting for the engraving stuff which will come a little further down the line.

here’s a shot of our rings together taken from under a patterned sheet of desk glass from ikea. ring shots are one of my favorite things to photograph…and i’m resisting turning this into a 365 ring photography blog…but it’s hard. ;)

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why 365?