Hope & Ryan – A Pingree School Wedding

As some of you may or may not know, I was a teacher in a past life (high school history).  I last taught at the Pingree school where I made some fantastic lifelong friendships with my colleagues and former students.  In fact, I even hired one of my former students as my new studio manager (more on that later)!  You can understand my excitement when Liz and Buddy, two of my former colleagues, asked me to photograph the wedding of their daughter, Hope.  Hope is a Pingree Alum, as well as University of Richmond (which is where I went – woot woot), where she met her fiance, Ryan.  To have not one, but two connections made this really feel like a family wedding!  This was truly a joyous occasion and I had so much fun being a part of it (you might even see me in one of the photos).  I hope you enjoy some of my favorites from the day.

Hope got ready at the family’s house on Pingree’s campus:

The personalized escort cards ready for the reception:

Bridesmaids took the first crack at the guest book:

A few shots during the day:

My talented friend David DiNisco started out with the guys and got some great shots of the guys getting ready and letting loose a bit:

A few shots before ceremony:

I just love this one:

I’ve driven these busses over many a mile to different games and meets but it was much more fun to ride to a wedding (even if it was only 300 yards):

The ceremony was held in front of the school:

One of my favorites from the day.  Buddy, the Dean of Students, is really a softie!

Like I said – joyous!

It was a beautiful night for cocktails behind the school:

One of my favorite images of the year!

Buddy’s speech may or may not have been a tearjerker (and note the picture hooked to his jacket – the photo of Liz and Buddy at their own wedding):

University of Richmond Spiders!!!

Pingree alums as well as faculty and staff:

Hope defeated Ryan at ‘Cake.’

Some other favorites from the reception:

So much fun to see these pictures again.  Thanks so much to the Taft and Lucky families for including me in this day – and to Hope and Ryan!  Special thanks to David DiNisco as well!  Check out the slideshow below for the full story:

Hope & Ryan from Ned Jackson on Vimeo.

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