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Jon and Marlena: wedding :D {lake tyler petroleum club, tyler, tx wedding photographer}

November 28, 2011

Last month, I got to second shoot a wedding for the first time!! The wedding of Jon and Marlena Barber :D.
And I got to shoot it with Jessica Shae and Allix B. which made it even better! 😀
Loved the awesome steel blue accents :D.
Marlena looked lovely :D.
Jessica sweetly helped whenever she could :).
Second shooting is such a different experience because you don’t get first dibs on angles; you have to be more creative than usual and rock what you’ve got. Haha :D. I really enjoyed it :).
It’s soo pretty at the Lake Tyler Petroleum club.
I LOVE this shot; it reminds me of Jasmine Star (who is amazing in sooo many ways 🙂 🙂 ).
Just look at those happy faces; so cute :D.
Love him helping her and Jessica looking adorable leading them :).
Aww 🙂
Another favorite 🙂
Check Allix B. out :D.
Oh, man. Looooove.
Hehe 🙂
Time to head back and get ready for the wedding! 😀 (oh, and this is another favorite 😀 )
Can you believe those flowers are made out of fondant?!
This wedding was very laid back; people came early and just enjoyed relaxing in the beautiful facilities until it was time for the ceremony :).
Light is just so amazing :).
We had some time to relax too :).
Jon’s grandfather married them: he’s such a kind man and it’s obvious he really cares for his grandson and his new bride :). 
They have such fun together :D.
Jon and his brothers have a band! They did a great job :D.


This wedding was perfect for my first second shooting experience; I look forward to shooting more weddings in the future :). And, hey! Y’all need to check out Jessica’s pictures from the wedding
With a smile,
{ Rachel Leigh }


comments +

  1. Catrina says:

    the wedding looks so fun and happy, it's obvious they are deeply in love. and you did a wonderful job of capturing it, love your pictures!

  2. Sara says:

    I LOVE the ones of the lights AND the chairs. All of these are so gorgeous! 🙂

  3. Anne says:

    aww yay! Love them. 🙂

  4. Marlena says:

    I can't believe our wedding was only your second because your pictures look sooooo awesome! You are going to continue to be even more amazing as you keep going =D The night time pictures with the lights are too cool for school; the effects of the bulbs add such a magical feel to the pictures! I've been showing them off to people, and they think you're great!

  5. *Miss Lys* says:

    Stunning pictures, Rachel!

    What kind of camera do you use?

    Much Love,

  6. Thank you, Miss Lys! I use a Nikon D90 and all of these pictures were taken with a 50mm 1.8 lens 😀

  7. *Miss Lys* says:

    Thanks you so much, Rachel! I am in the process of buying a camera and was curious on what kind you use. Thanks again!

    Much Love,
    *Miss Lys*

  8. Abby Lyn says:

    Rach… I loooove these! U captured some gorgeous moments! So glad ur my second shooter! 😉

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