Nathan and Raquel are MARRIED!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

On Tuesday (my favorite day of the week) December 8th, Nathan and Raquel "tied the knot" at Lowry Park Zoo. This wedding was so incredible and unique in so many ways :) With a few changes coming in the new year, I went ahead and used our new blog actions from MCP actions. They're so much fun!

Below are all the awesome details from the day! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!








Nathan and Raquel did a "First Look", and I seriously recommend this to all our brides! We were able to get soooooo many awesome shots around the zoo because of the extra time :) :) :)




















A fun little fact about their vows, Raquel stuck with the bird theme and incorporated words from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"...very, very cool. ;)



Instead of Dancing, they played Arcade games! awe-some!



There were so many different touches to this wedding. Instead of gifts, they asked that people choose an organization to donate to...I can't tell you how much this touched my heart. :)

Bring on the animals!










38 comments:

Kristin said...

This is quite honestly your best session yet!

Heather S. Photographics said...

Kenzie.. what a treat to be able to share these images with everyone and to add such an extraordinary couple to your list of clients. Beautiful images and such a heart warming couple! Kudos to you!

Raquel said...

Thank you so much Kenzie! They look amazing!

Stephanie said...

As always.. PHE.. NOM.. INAL... I love it! Great Green shoes.. Loving his red hair... oh, the photos... um... yeah.. THOSE ROCK MY WORLD.. Love all the animal shots.. the carousel ring shot.. the dark under ground water shot.. all of them! So talented!

Nathan said...

Can't wait to see the rest of them. The day was so much fun. I'm glad you guys pushed us for more and more photos. The whole day went by in minutes. You do the best work.

Jennifer Martens said...

These are the most original and absolutley amazing wedding pictures I have ever seen! Wow!!

Jenn Charlson said...

These pics are amazing! Really captured the couples personalities and so original! Wonderful album!

Adam said...

Man these look great the colors really pop. You got to do some really awesome things for these pictures. I like the ones on the lift.

Brandi said...

Adorable, adorable, adorable! What a great couple and such a rad location. Love the shots.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the ones on the carousel!

Aleta said...

Love these pictures! The bride and groom by the colorful doors, the aquarium... Wow! Beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful photos of a gorgeous couple, looks like a fun genuine wedding. I especially love the chairlift shots!

Heather said...

I've seen QUITE a few wedding albums in my day, and I really must say that these are the best I've ever seen. They're beautiful and totally fun. Knowing Raquel and Nathan makes it even more fun looking at them. Great Job!

Nicole said...

These are a lovely set of pics....nice work!!

TeawithGodzilla said...

These are stunningly vibrant!

Anonymous said...

These are amazing! Especially the ones on the carousel! Very unique =]

Anonymous said...

Wow, these pictures are wonderful! I love the colors! And the picture with the giraffe is probably the most original wedding photo EVER!

Donald said...

these pictures are absolutely incredible. Whimsical, sexy and romantic. It looks like a magazine spread.

Jessica said...

wow, I LOVE the giraffe photo!!

Pam Heinzerling said...

Very unique and interesting photos, like a storybook. I enjoyed viewing them!

Rachel Bailey said...

WoW! These pictures are amazing! Unique ideas and great backgrounds/poses...memories for a lifetime. Congrats!!!

Scott Hardie said...

Great photos! Nathan and Raquel have exceptional taste, and demonstrated it on their big day.

debbie said...

The pictures are beautiful. They look like models:)

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures! You guys did a great job shooting this wedding!

Russ Heinzerling said...

These are very nice photo's and some of them would make great postcards. My wife loves the giraffe picture.

John Heinzerling said...

You have been able to capture the uniqueness, color, charm and creativity which are part of their personalities, along with the happiness and love that they have for each other.

Janina said...

These photos are stunning!!! Every single shot has a different uniqueness about it ;-).
I met the photographers and they are awesome!!! Keep up the good work. Und Nathan and Raquel, keep on smiling :D.

K. MacAulay said...

These really are incredible wedding photos! You did a wonderful job capturing Raquel and Nathan's personalities and love for each other!!

Anonymous said...

The lighting and color is so good in all of these photos!! Raquel and Nathan must be thrilled with how they turned out!!!

Anonymous said...

Every photo has a very different and specific feel to it. I especially love the one in the aquarium and the one where Raquel is sitting on the ground in front of Nathan (the b&w one) Absolutely beautiful!

Courtney Cruz said...

These pictures are extremely well done! If I ever got married, I would definitely talk to the lovely couple so I could get in contact with the photographer.

Katy Maloney said...

These are really beautiful :)

roger said...

raquel you did a good job posing for these pictures

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Beautiful wedding, captured beautifully!! Congrats to the lucky couple!!!

Suzanne said...

These photos are amazing! What beautiful color and choices. Nathan and Raquel did an awesome job posing for these pictures. Their love for each other is very evident in these pictures.

Leslie - Wedding Noise said...

Kenzie,
I have seen many photos of weddings and this is the first time I am hard pressed to pick out a few photos that really jump out to me. Almost all of them are drop dead gorgeous and I can't believe that is all the product of only one award winning photographer. You are gifted and can teach photographers around the world and pass on your gift.
On a personal note, I wanted to know if you are interested in exchanging blog links. Would you like your blog listed on my blogroll with just your website name or some other text?
On a business note, friends of mine at Exclusively Weddings said if I ever ran into a quality wedding related website (like this one) to ask if you might be interested in listing them on your blog? Is it possible to have them listed in your navigation or footer under a category like "Wedding Resources" or "Links"?. They might be open to other options if you have any other ideas. Of course, I'm sure they could pay you a fee by PayPal for your time.
Enough about them I look forward to hearing back from you either way and keep up these great posts!!

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Sincerely,
Leslie Jenkins - Wedding Blog Editor

Kenzie Shores Photography said...

Thank you so much to everyone! John and I really LOVED shooting Raquel and Nathan's wedding. They are such a genuine couple and we're very blessed to have met them and had the chance to capture their day :)
kenzie

Sarasota Brides and Formalwear said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos with us. It was a pleasure to work with a bride with a vision and you captured that beautifully!
Kristy/Sarasota Brides & Formalwear