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October 8, 2007

Niki & Joe: The Wedding!

Filed under: Photography,Portraits,Weddings,Weddings & Engagements — chantal @ 12:59 pm

Last weekend my husband and I had the ultimate privilege and honor of traveling down to Portsmouth, Ohio to document the wedding of Niki & Joe. It was a beautiful wedding, held at Joe’s parents’ gorgeous house. We had such a great time, getting to know Joe and Niki’s families…everyone was so nice and made us feel like we were part of the family. The afternoon ceremony was simple and elegant and included a traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony. The reception was held on the amazing back patio overlooking a valley (we saw three deer!). There was a bountiful dinner (the food was incredible!) and also a few surprises.

To Niki & Joe: Thank you so much for allowing Shamon and I to share in your day. We had such a great time and we wish you nothing but the best for your very long and happy future together! Give our love to your families!
~~Chantal xoxo

Here are some of the gorgeous details from the day:





Niki’s sister did a fantastic job on her hair and make-up….and Mom watched with loving eyes…



A few casual portraits before the ceremony:



The Tea Ceremony…




A few more relaxed portraits…



The beautiful flower girl….who LOVED the camera, btw 😉 …


Joe’s brother-in-law gave a heartfelt toast…


Surprise! So fun…


Joe’s sister, Robin, wanted to have a fun portrait of her family, so this is what we came up with… how cute is this?!?..


At the reception, Niki had a table set up with a Polaroid camera for guests to snap a photo and write a message for a scrapbook. I’ve seen this at a lot of weddings recently, it’s such a great idea!




  1. I cant believe …. well I can, but I cant believe how nice these pictures came out. Fantastic job!!!!! Joe/Niki and Family look great!!!

    Comment by big sarge — October 8, 2007 @ 3:51 pm | Reply

  2. Chantal,
    These were certainly worth the wait!!! Thanks so much for capturing a momentous day…”my baby brother” getting married!!!! Just keep doing your thing…because we would like to book you in advance to do the flower girl’s wedding! She’s only 7, so I’m sure by the time we need you fame and fortune will have found you! Robin Spires

    Comment by Robin Spires — October 8, 2007 @ 5:49 pm | Reply

  3. Hi Chantal,

    These photos are awesome! I get asked quite often if I shoot weddings. I don’t. But, I always try to refer someone else to them. If you lived here in Auburn, CA, I would refer YOU!


    Comment by Sherri Meyer — October 10, 2007 @ 8:45 am | Reply

  4. Beautiful photos. Want to see more!!!

    Comment by Jane — October 11, 2007 @ 11:23 am | Reply

  5. […] trip to the grocery store yesterday and found a big box waiting for me. It was a package from Niki & Joe, who’s wedding I photographed in September. I was literally moved to tears, that they would […]

    Pingback by Giving Thanks Pt. 2 « chantal stone photography: the blog — November 22, 2007 @ 8:32 pm | Reply

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