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Wally & Ruth’s Wedding Day – 8.02.09


I’m truly pumped to finally be able to post some of the photos from Ruth and Wally’s awesome wedding!  I feel like I’ve really gotten to know these two in the past few months.  I shot their engagement photos back in June and since then have kept in constant communication with them through Facebook.  I tell ya, I’m really loving’ this whole Facebook phenonmenon.  It makes it possible for me to really get to know many of my clients, sometimes even before meeting up with them for a session.  It’s a super cool thing!


collageI knew when I met Ruth back in June that her wedding would be a perfectly planned event.  My job would be so easy.  I guessed right.  It was perfect in every way and down to every last detail.  Although, I have to say it helped that every single person attending or involved was absolutely awesome!  I seriously had so much FUN shooting this wedding.  I could’ve stayed all night!

champagneThese two have such a special relationship.  I couldn’t wait to see the reaction as they saw each other for the first time during the ceremony.  Ruth was gorgeous and so emotional.  I thought she’d lose it before ever making it down the isle, but it was Wally who gasped as the doors opened and Ruth walked towards him.

The emotion was so evident on his face…and then the tears came…

firstsightsanchez_1374-bwsanchez_0356-bwIt gave me chills…

Luckily, the rest of the wedding party kept things light and full of laughter…especially the men.  They were causing trouble from the get go…

sanchez_d0019sanchez_1153The best man was the main instigater, too!

T-R-O-U-B-L-E !  He kept us on our toes most of the day.


bridesmaidsThe gals, on the other hand, couldn’t have been better behaved.  BUT, isn’t that always the case?  I know it is around my house!

My assistant, DeLisa, caught this one of them teasing Ruth a bit…it turned out great!  I love it!


sanchez_0144-bwsanchez_0017-bwThere were gadgets galore.  From cameras to cell phones to video recorders, everyone had something in hand.  These two (above), were trying to keep busy by playing games on their mothers’ cell phones.

sanchez_0023sanchez_0177-bwkisssanchez_0000-textsanchez_0454champagne1It was definitely time for a little celebration!  Everyone got in on the action as the reception kicked off.

peopledance2dancesanchez_0414The wedding was a huge success!  Congratulations, Ruth and Wally, I hope all your dreams come true!  I’m so glad I was able to be a part of such an incredible event.


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  • Jennifer Moore - August 10, 2009 - 5:09 pm

    Okay, I’ve looked at these twice today. I don’t know anyone involved in this wedding, but it is beautiful. My favorite is, well all of them, but the last one of everyone jumping is awesome. How did she get so high in that dress?! Shannon, your so good! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Amber Fife - August 12, 2009 - 1:53 pm

    Great job Shannon! Looks just beautiful.

  • Ruth Sanchez - August 13, 2009 - 6:09 pm

    Replying to Jennifer’s comment…haha I played basketball so that helped!! The dress looks heavy but it is actually a light bottom! I am trying to sell it if you or anyone knows someone that is interested.

    Thanks for the nice comments :) and YES, Shannon is awesome in what she does and as a person! Thanks Shannon again!!!!! Ruth-the bride

  • Guillermina T. Brown - August 15, 2009 - 8:39 am

    Shannon, I am marveled at the perfection of each photo, the detail of each photo, the timing of each photo and I am filled with amazement. Please don’t ask me which one is my favorite because I love them all – I don’t have a favorite but, the last one is liiiike my favorite. I did not say that. (lol)

    Every day since my daughter sent me the link, I view them like I was enjoying my favorite dessert not wanting to finish eating it but, savoring it little by little.

    Shannon, you got talent! CONGRATULATIONS and thank you and your Assistant, DeLisa for a job well done! The sneak-preview really turned out great! I can’t wait to see the rest. GOD Bless you and your staff and, again, keep up the good work. In HIS Love, Mother of the Bride, Mina :>)

  • Melinda Cedillo - August 15, 2009 - 1:48 pm

    WOW! these are the most beautiful wedding pics! I wish we could have been there, thanks for sharing them with us, Luv u guys!!

  • Amy Precure - August 15, 2009 - 5:15 pm

    As usual, this are fabulous. Wish I could have been there in person, but these are some of the best wedding pics I have seen and I want more!!!! Ruth looks awesome and the last one is the best, I am not afraid to say it!! Congrats my friends!

  • Dan & Allison Smitherman - August 16, 2009 - 10:53 am

    The pictures were beautiful; The presentation made us feel as if we were part of the wedding event. We enjoyed the excellent Photography/pictures.


    Dan & Allison

  • Carole Hall Hardeman, Ph.D. - October 14, 2009 - 8:18 pm

    To Ruth Sanchez: This was a beautiful wedding. Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful photos. Your photographer, Shannon Gurney, did an absolutely awesome job! The photos are incredible. By the way, the wedding party was impeccably dressed and your Mom was/is beautiful. Congrats and best wishes to the bride and groom! CHH

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