Derek & Tessa’s Wedding | Zoë Portrait Art

We shared a small sneak peek from Derek & Tessa’s wedding last week and have been chomping at the bit to share the rest of these!  We know this is a long post, but we couldn’t help but give you the entire story of their day, and let you see what happens when Maggie and Cheryl team up to cover a wedding.   Like most brides, Tessa had envisioned a beautiful warm sunny day for the day she said “I do”, complete with a specially chosen outdoor location for portraits and an outside reception.   The weather forecast was not looking good and sure enough the day of the wedding, a cold front came through with huge amounts of rain and MUCH colder temperatures.   We have to say, both Tessa and Derek were troopers and knew some changes needed to be made.  The outside reception was moved inside, and we as a photographic team collaborated about the weather situation and came up with “plan B” for portraits.  The weather and lighting conditions were far less than desirable, but it was great to know we could confidently handle whatever the day brought our way and capture the story of the ONE day these two people had spent so much time dreaming about, planning for and investing in.   Derek and Tessa now have a precious collection of images they will be sure to cherish forever.  We thank them for inviting us to be part of their special day and pray their life together will be filled much happiness!

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  • GaylaApril 2, 2010 - 8:59 pm

    FAN-TAB-U-LOUS! I love, love, love them. I knew this team would be exponential in its outcomes :-) Such awesome shots!!ReplyCancel

  • MemoriaApril 2, 2010 - 11:05 pm

    Wow wow wow wow!!! BEAUTIFUL!! One of the best wedding shots I’ve ever seen.ReplyCancel

  • SandyApril 3, 2010 - 12:35 am

    Gorgeous photos – absolutely beautiful! Plus the story behind the shoot (hoping for sun when it ended up raining, and how you all adapted to the situation) shows how versatile everyone was.ReplyCancel

  • Karen GarrettApril 3, 2010 - 1:16 pm

    From the moment I met both of you, Maggie and Cheryl, I KNEW you were going to bring to life, our plans on paper. Your calming but energetic approach, helped me relax and enjoy every minute of the whole day. Having worked with hundreds of weddings for over ten years, I have seen many different styles of photographers. You both by far, exceed all of them. Having you both there… was priceless!! Thanks for your special interest in the back story. As you now know, how precious Tessa is to us. Everything I had hoped Tessa’s wedding would be, was so much more than I had imagined. I truly believe your partnership was forged for her perfect day. The wet weather didn’t seem to hinder you at all. It obviously didn’t hinder them. The pictures speak for themselves, your talent and grace are clear to see. Thank you for the many miles you drove to be a very central part of our day. Words could never express my gratitude. I praise God for the special blessing you have been to us. Karen Garrett, Tessa’s Mom.ReplyCancel

    • Maggie HendrixApril 3, 2010 - 1:33 pm

      Karen! I can’t tell you how much your words mean to Cheryl and I! I was sitting here just crying as I read your comment. Thank YOU so much for letting us be a part of such a beautiful celebration! Tessa is such a gift and I am so thankful that the Lord allowed our paths to cross in this way. It truly was a blessing to meet you and thank you for opening up and sharing your story with us. :) This is the reason that we LOVE what we do!ReplyCancel

  • TamaraApril 5, 2010 - 12:29 pm

    WOWOWOWOWOWOW!!! those are great pics. Y’all did a great job of capturing a beautiful and fun day! Such a beautiful bride.ReplyCancel

  • FerrollApril 5, 2010 - 3:44 pm

    Maggie, These are the best wedding pictures I’ve ever seen!! I feel like I know these people just from looking at the pics because their personalities just shine through. Amazing work.ReplyCancel

  • Eric C.April 10, 2010 - 12:02 pm

    Great photos. You really captured the beauty and elegance of my almost twin sister. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Grandpa & Grandma FoutsApril 12, 2010 - 10:14 pm

    Thanks to Jessie, we have just shared the beautiful photos of your wedding. Our wish to you is for a long life of love and wedded bliss. We know it is possible because we will celebrate our 55th Wedding Anniversary this year. Bud and Marje FoutsReplyCancel

  • Katy SieversApril 15, 2010 - 8:40 am

    Y’all are breathtakingly spectacular & we were honored to have you in our salon!! Whenever you are back in the area, I would love to have a photo shoot. You are gifted, blessed & highly favored!!!!!ReplyCancel

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