Why I went barefoot for our wedding

On your wedding day, you want to feel and look beautiful and radiant,
but also remember the day as being comfortable and "you".
These are some of the things I wanted on
my wedding day for myself, so that's why I chose not to wear shoes.

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First of all, I have always felt more comfortable barefoot. and on such a
big day with so much excitement, it helped me relax and
calmed my nerves not having to worry about shoes. I didn't want things to be too "done up".

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Another reason why it worked for me to go barefoot,
was that our June wedding was on the warmest day of the year
(or so it seamed). And maybe I'm a girl who never grew out of her barefoot habits,
but it only seemed fitting for our day.

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More than anything, I just loved the effortless simplicity there was
in not wearing shoes. having that dress on already gave me a sense of beauty
with my hair swept back. I wanted things on our wedding day to feel like they
just fell into place, and walking down the isle barefoot to
the man I'm in love with seemed like everything natural to me.

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I'll face it, I actually did buy these shoes for the reception. But after
photos were taken and we made it back to the venue, the back of my
ankles were already bleeding. (shoes are just rough, am I right?)
This was an obvious one for me. As much as I love these sandals
(they're from Madewell) they came off so fast as soon as we got to the reception.

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I know this idea isn't for every bride. but if there is something
you've considered doing the non-traditional way, I'm here to
whole heartedly agree with you -- that if something is going to make you feel more
like your self on the day you want to remember forever -- you won't regret it!!

xo
Lydiah

all photos by H. Nicole Martin

Laura +Ian

In April of 2010, Laura and I met in Colorado and have stayed in touch and kept a friendship since then. In life, you will find a small handful of the type of people you can connect with and it lasts a lifetime. Years later, Laura was in my wedding in 2016, and last week, I got to capture her own wedding in Kennebunkport, ME. I can't say enough how touching it was to see one of my best friends so happy, beginning her life with someone so perfect for her. I can't wait to see what the future holds for the two of them.

Here's just a few frames and a small look into their wedding day last weekend.

XO

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Sena & HR / At Home

My husband and I are so excited for our friends Sena & HR as they prepare for their new baby coming next month! It was such a pleasure capturing the two of them in their home a few weekends ago.  Since the first time I saw their house, I've been a little obsessed with it. Sena does such a beautiful job at using what she has to make the most lovely interiors. So of course, I knew I wanted to photograph them both in their natural setting for their session.
Enjoy these few frames from my time with them!
XO

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Claire

Well friends, would you look at how this girl can work the camera? We went out last minute one night and got some of the best portraits that I LOVE.
Claire is not only my co-worker and friend, but she's also and fashion expert and blogger in Fayetteville. This girl is going places, so give her a follow. Plus, you'll see more from the two of us making magic in the future! xo

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