James & Danielle | Jefferson Patterson Park Wedding

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 in Weddings | 6 Comments

I am always so excited when Emily, of Emily Chastain Photography, invites me to second shoot with her. It seems like Emily always finds the sweetest clients and the day is always a ton of fun. However, when Emily first asked me to second shoot Danielle & James’ Jefferson Patterson Park wedding, I was a little hesitant, as I would have to be at their wedding at 6:30 am!!! Luckily, I already had a wedding in the area the night before, and I was able to grab a hotel nearby. I’m not going to lie though, the promise of vegan waffles was a big motivator! (Read: Will work for vegan waffles)

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When Emily first sent me the timeline, she let me know that I would need to get some images of James’ leather pants and earrings. I was having a good bit of trouble picturing the leather pants… especially at the end of May… but I must say that I was blown away with how perfect they were for James! While Emily was with Danielle, I got to hang out with James, before heading to  Jefferson Patterson Park for their first look.

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I am so happy that Emily invited me along for James & Danielle’s vintage wedding at Jefferson Patterson Park! James & Danielle, I wish you many years of happiness together!


Band: The Lloyd Dobler Effect
Catering: The Omelette Chefs
Flowers: All in the Details
Hair & Makeup: Cherryl Darling
Main Photographer: Emily Chastain Photography
Second Photographer: Jennifer Smutek Photography
Venue: Jefferson Patterson Park

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  1. Brea
    June 24, 2015

    Oh yes! I love that this was the infamous vegan waffles wedding! What an awesome wedding and such a cool couple! Looks like a really fun day!

  2. Dani
    June 24, 2015

    Love all of these!!! Such a fun wedding!

  3. Brooke
    June 24, 2015

    Oh my gosh, what a dream wedding!! This is so beautiful, rustic, cool, and unique – I love it. That first picture of the two of them in the tall grass is INCREDIBLE!! I love her polka dot dress and gloves, the florals, the table decor (so cute!!), and the piñata! How fun! Great job capturing this awesome wedding, Jennifer, and congratulations James and Danielle!

  4. Marisa
    June 24, 2015

    Everything about this wedding is so unique! I love when couples personalize every little detail. You did an amazing job capturing their day!

  5. Caitlin
    June 24, 2015

    what a cute, unique wedding! they look like such an awesome couple!

  6. Emily
    June 24, 2015

    Yep – can’t get enough of this one! So great having you along. Your pics are beautiful!!


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