Bo + Reuben


October 29, 2018

Mr & Mrs. West

Bo is a teacher and Reuben is a linemen. Bo and Reuben met at Outback Steak House. Bo went to see her sister in law and Rueben was sitting at the bar waiting for his food. After talking to Sara,  Rueben decided to start talking to Bo. Two hours later and a couple shots, Rueben was tripping over his bar stool to try to kiss Bo. They decided to meet up again and the rest is history.  Reuben has 3 beautiful daughters- Haley, Maddie and Savannah. Bo is over the moon excited to take them as her family! In return, the West’s can’t wait to have Bo and her dog Hazel in their lives as well 🙂 Bo and Reuben plan on celebrating their honeymoon in Maui in June, 2019

The Wedding 

Bo is a part of a HUGE family!  Bob and I have shot a family wedding before so we are used to the dynamics.  More so (as you will see in some of the pics), Bob grew up with Bo’s fam.  So much love, so much noise, so much fun! Two special people couldn’t make it, Reuben’s father and Bo’s brother due to illness and military obligation. They were still in some of the pics though and thought of as they decided to put their heads on sticks lol!

As expected, Bo and Reuben’s theme was rustic. I can’t imagine it any other way. Bo had on a gorgeous lace dress with simple details and green/blue cowgirl boots. Reuben made a comment at one point that he was jealous that Bo could wear cowboy boots and he couldn’t, lol!  There was fall foliage, beautiful leaves and….rain (rained the last time we shot a wedding for this family too:)! I love the rain because it allows me to get even more creative with my images. Bo and Reuben were the perfect couple for this setting because Bo gave me permission to shoot outside no matter the weather for some pretty amazing images!  Around the reception site were sayings about linemen and teachers customized to their personality. Instead of a guest book, they had wood Jinga pieces for guests to put their well wishes on.

I didn’t really “pose” Reuben and Bo. There was no need to. Their smiles, genuine love for each other and joy for each other’s company made it super easy for me to just capture the moments!  The story will tell itself in these images.  The West’s sealed their marriage with… Whiskey! The perfect way to seal it if you ask me!

The Details

  • Mark Ferra
  • Dennis Wade
  • Erica Mattiuz
  • Chester Pertarshine and family
  • Guen Brigit (Makeup and Bridesmaid hair)
    Christi Mcormick (Bride’s hair)
  • Shades of Pink

  Sealed With a Kiss! …then Whiskey! 

Reuben’s Daughter’s Savannah, Maddie and Haley Can We All Have Someone Love Us This Much??   

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