Kelly & Jon: Forever//August 20, 2008

Photo heavy post ahead!

I’ve known Kelly for nearly three years now and was thrilled when she asked me to photograph her wedding to Jon! I’ve never been to Northern California, so the fact that it was a destination wedding in Big Sur was an added bonus.

Things started to get a little hairy in the middle of July with the Basin Complex Fire. Their venue, the Ventana Inn & Spa was closed, then re-opened, then closed again, then open…you get the idea… due to the Basin Complex fire. Fortunately Kelly’s a pretty chill bride and it seemed like things were going to work out in the end.

Then, less than a week before the wedding, there was an electrical fire at the Ventana which meant the wedding wasn’t going to be able to take place there! I’m not kidding! So they relocated about 2 miles up the road to the Big Sur River Inn. They did a beautiful job pulling things together.

I have to start with what may be my favorite shot of the day!
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Ok, back to chronological!

Details!

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destination wedding photographer Lori Barbely

Getting ready
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destination wedding photographer Lori Barbely

Walking down the aisle
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Waiting for his wife!
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destination wedding photographer Lori Barbely

destination wedding photographer Lori Barbely

destination wedding photographer Lori Barbely

destination wedding photographer Lori Barbely

The gorgeous bride!
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I love the motion in this first dance shot!
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Awesome handmade place cards!
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Kelly’s dad had the DJ play a special song for the couple as part of his toast.
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Kelly, Christine, Megan, and I all used to work together – I miss these gals!
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Stay tuned for another Big Sur post featuring some stunning scenery and our crazy roadtrip!


About 

Award-winning wedding photographer Lori Barbely splits her time between Orlando, Florida and the New York/New Jersey area. She is also a seasoned traveler and is available for national and international destination weddings. Lori’s unobtrusive manner allows her to capture the moments of your wedding day in a fresh, fun style. Every love story is unique and Lori strives to capture the emotional aspects of each wedding to tell each couples love story. Her work has been featured in Brides Magazine, The Knot Florida, US Weekly, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine, and numerous wedding blogs including Style Me Pretty, Wedding Channel, Celebrity Bride Guide, and Moment Junkie. In addition to weddings, Lori is available for engagement sessions, family and kids portraits, maternity photos, newborn photos, and pet portraits.

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