Amanda & Junior – Chandler’s Gardens Outdoor Wedding, Celina TX

Amanda & Junior were married in Celina, TX at Chandler’s Gardens on September 8, 2012.  Amanda (like Chris) went to Texas A&M, and Junior went to Texas Tech.  Needless to say there was some good fun with the rivalry, including Amanda having to endure the Texas Tech fight song during the reception.  Overall, the venue was beautiful, but did present some interesting challenges for photography.  The bridal suite was a far distance from the groom’s dressing area, and both were a great distance from the ceremony site.  The couple asked for a “First Look”, so the challenge was getting them into place in an outdoor setting, with a good quality of light, a nice background to shoot against, AND not have them see each other before the big moment….SHEWWWWW, I’m tired just thinking back on it.  In the end, we found a great stand of trees for all of the pre-ceremony portraits, overlooking a lake, and near the ceremony site.  The ceremony was set on a hill overlooking a valley, in the most perfect long light you can imagine.  I’d say the ceremony went off without a hitch, but the best man forgot to get the rings from his car, so you’ll see a funny moment when that happened.  Here are a few of our favorites from Amanda & Junior’s wedding near McKinney, TX.

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