Ricardo and Tim’s Wedding – July 15, 2016

When I started thinking about how I was going to write this blog post, the marketer in me wanted to make sure I had the words “gay wedding” and “same sex marriage” in the post numerous times to help my SEO rankings.  But then I started thinking about the day and which parts were my favorite.  After a few minutes of thinking, I realized my favorite parts were just like my favorite parts of a “normal” wedding.  What made this wedding different than any other wedding I have shot?  Why should this blog post be about the gender or sexual orientation of the individuals getting married?  I never post my other blog posts as heterosexual weddings, so why should this one be about being a gay wedding?  It wasn’t.  It was just a wedding.  Two people who are in love, proclaiming that love in front of their closest family and friends.    So no more talk about gender or sexual orientation….only about love.

Ricky and Tim were married at the Western Lakes Golf Course in Pewaukee, WI on July 15th.  My favorite part of Tim and Ricky’s wedding was the time we spent out on the golf course together taking photos with the bridal party.  It was so easy to see how great these two guys were together and how happy they made each other.  They were joking around with their friends, having a good time and making great memories.  Their friends and family in the bridal party were always right there to get the couple smiling so natural smiles in their pictures were a breeze.  I could tell from the very beginning of the day that this was a tight group and I loved shooting with them.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the day.

Grooms at the Western Lakes Golf Course

Grooms hold hands

Bridal Party Western Lakes




Groom and his mom

And one more special request by the grooms.  I don’t normally spend the extra time to do things like this but it was kinda fun….so Ricky and Tim, here’s a special wedding gift just for you for being my first same sex marriage.  Thanks for trusting me with your special day. 🙂

Wedding Party Being Chased by Dinosaur

Congratulations Ricardo and Tim. Enjoy your photos!

Don’t forget that if this post get 15 comments on it, Ricardo and Tim will receive free prints! Leave your comments below and help them out!

21 replies
  1. Scotti Mitchell
    Scotti Mitchell says:

    I love the pics!! The day & scenery were beautiful! The couple is very good looking too! So happy for you Tim & Ricardo!!

  2. Melissa
    Melissa says:

    Awwww I love these! The last one is hilarious! They look so happy, beautiful photos. Congrats Tim and Ricardo!!

  3. Mary Jo Hultman
    Mary Jo Hultman says:

    It was a joy-filled day, which the pictures captivate well. Special touches throughout the ceremony all crafted with love and good intention.
    So glad to have shared this day with everyone.

  4. Barb Foster
    Barb Foster says:

    Congratulations to you both! Awesome pix! Beautiful place for your wedding. Wishing you both the best!

  5. Chris Sparrow
    Chris Sparrow says:

    Thanks Kelly you did a wonderful job. It was so easy to work with you. Very meaningful thoughts

  6. Tim Thorne
    Tim Thorne says:

    You did a fantastic job! You were the best photographer and we appreciate you putting up with us!

  7. Kenna Roberts
    Kenna Roberts says:

    Loved the pictures. The Dino run was hilarious! Best of luck!

    Kenna Roberts
    (Your Block kin)

  8. Claire Rastogi
    Claire Rastogi says:

    I haven’t seen Ricardo since we were both young kids, but it’s great to see these brilliant pictures. Congratulations to Ricardo and Tim for finding each other and making it official! Looks like you had a great fun wedding. Have to say also, I love the dinosaur pic!! What a great idea!

  9. Paul T
    Paul T says:

    Kelly you were so much fun to spend time with. Thanks for capturing the love of everyone at the wedding.

  10. Mother Mary
    Mother Mary says:

    Awesome photos! Kelly has done a great job capturing “the moment” in each image. I am excited to see more of her work. It was a very fun, loved filled day. Congratulations, Tim & Ricky! Excellent work, Kelly! (LOVE the dino pic!)

  11. John , ingrid, and Heidi
    John , ingrid, and Heidi says:

    Awesome experience all around. Great couple, great wedding, great venue, great pictures!!! Thank you so much for thinking enough of me and my girls to make us part of your wedding and very special day!!! We lived it and had a ball!!! You two really are quite a “pear”!!!! Whoop whoop!!!

  12. Mary Lee Spitz
    Mary Lee Spitz says:

    What a happy day it was. These pictures have helped to capture the love and joy of Ricardo and Tim as well as everyone who celebrated with them. Kudos to all.

  13. Monica Diamond
    Monica Diamond says:

    Wonderful celebration! Congratulations again, and we wish you many happy years together!
    Monica and Tom Diamond

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