Jul 29, 2011 | Weddings

Phil and Steph’s reception was vibrant and happy and chock full of couples portraits!  Here’s an early favorite to start with (it was previewed right after the wedding on my Facebook page):

The reception kicked off with Phil and Steph’s first dance, to At Last sung by Steph’s sister. I had goosebumps throughout … her voice was magical.

There were plenty of funny moments during the toasts, but my absolute favorite was the photo I caught of one of the flower girls … I guess the toasts made her quite mad!! 😉

Some details …

… and some more portraits …

Steph’s dance with her father was amazing – I think it was a samba, and these guys have some serious talent!

Phil’s dance with his mom was really sweet and emotional:

The cake was deeeelicious (yes, I might have sneaked a tiny taste!)

Beautiful light and tons of time makes for a very happy photographer. I love these shots of Phil and Steph!

This light was ridiculous. Look at it!

There was also a lot of very fun dancing (I’ll save most of this craziness for the full galley) …

… and the perfect end to the afternoon was a sparkler exit. Definitely my favorite exit of all time. Thank you Steph and Phil for an incredible afternoon and evening, for giving me so much portrait time to play with, and for having the most wonderful friends and family. I hope you’ve enjoyed the teasers! And … If you’re a newly engaged couple wanting some kick-ass wedding and engagement photos, view my portfolio here; if you’re more interested in kids and pets, click here; follow me on Facebook here or contact me here!


  1. Wow….wow….wow! Incredible photos. I am so glad to have been there to experience all the love and all the happiness of this beautiful couple. Kate, your photos are the best! I can’t wait to see the entire entry! You did an amazing job.

  2. so wonderful. every little detail is beautiful!

  3. These are soooo fantastic Kate! The initial shot I adored from the second I saw it and the rest fell in line with them as they are all so wonderful. The father/daughter dance pics are so lovely and sweet but the last sparkler exit pic may be my favorite!

  4. Amazing photos Kate! It was a pleasure working with you at The Wentworth by the Sea Country Club; I was there the whole time and STILL can’t get over how gorgeous these shots are!!! I hope we get the chance to have you at the Club again soon! (Phil & Stephanie, you were a joy to spend the day with as well! Congrats again!!)

  5. Oh, that light! LOVE the one of them in the field…huge canvaS!! Your work is always such a treat!

  6. Just stunning! Love the sparklers!

  7. Thank you all so much for the lovely comments. It was such a perfect evening. 🙂


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