Keeping with the theme of families having us back again I’d be crazy if I didn’t mention the Mannato family. Back in 2008 we shot their daughter Heathers wedding and it was just great. We quickly started a great friendship with this family. The Mannato’s are good people too, I love that Michel and her Mom are both big DMB fans. Arriving at the Mannato home we were greeted by a bunch of happy bridesmaids and a happy bride too! It was like deja vu. Wasn’t I just here? Well, that was two years ago. Michele had all her getting ready details all laid out for me too. So after we finished shooting the getting ready stuff if was outdoors for some photos! Michele and her girls all looked great! We had another former JEP bride Josepha on site too. It was nice to see her and her little man Andrew, he was styling and dodging camera’s. After our session at the Mannato home we headed to the church to meet up with Chris and his boys. After their mass it was time to get the partying started. Thats where Glen Sanders and the Karen Lawrence Band came in. How nice to see Karen and the band, they sounded great and had quite a few new tunes in their arsenal. The party was fun too, when guests weren’t dancing they were chowing down on that awesome Glen Sanders dessert station. It was fun shooting with Al Woodard too that day, last time I saw him was in late June. All and all, this wedding was fun to close the month of July with. Not only that, but it was super flattering to be asked back to shoot a second wedding for the Mannato family. We appreciate the love and love you guys right back. Michele and Chris, congrats to you both!!


Michele’s mother Mary Ann was just smiling all day long…

Awww look its my buddy Heather here helping Michele get ready.

Andrew wanted no part of the camera until all the ladies were posing. I don’t blame ya player.

Oooh look at that good light hitting Michele..

What a happy bride.


Part of Big Joe’s “groom just before” series.

Look at all the different emotions in this image, I love it.

I love churches with good light.

Love this b&w.

Boy was it bright out there. No clouds at all this day!

We’ll get back to the b&g stuff a little later.

Mr & Mrs..

I told you we’d get back to this.

oh yeah! fav from the day.

the facebook teaser that somehow 7 people got tagged in lol.

classic but with butter (the light)

loving the colors in this.

thats a wrap! he carried her home.. nah I’m playing.. congrats!

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  1. Joe & JP, These pictures are beautiful. You certainly captured what everyone was feeling on that day. Thanks for being a part of another Mannato wedding!! Michele and Chris, Such a beautiful bride and handsome groom. Your faces tell it all. We are so happy for you and love you!!!!

  2. Beautiful Bride, Beautiful couple, Beautiful mother of the bride, beautiful day! Congratulations to you both, we had a great time!

  3. You guys really know how to get the most out of the good light. Amazing! And look how sharp your pictures are! Big compliments!

  4. Love these photos… my favs are the b&w’s and the ones on the dock. Congrats Michele and Chris. What a beautiful wedding!?!

  5. LOVE the shots on the dock…background is beautiful! My favorite is the classic “elario” shot!

  6. Heather, Your sister’s smile in every picture tells it all! She looks ecstatic – as she well should be on her special day. The bridesmaids’ dresses are gorgeous – a great color for you, Heather. Congratulations to all! Liz

  7. These pictures are HOT! I love each and every picture! What a stunning Bride and handsome groom! I What an amazing couple my sister and brother in law make. These pictures show the true love they have for each other! I love the way that the color of the dresses pop in the pictures! I also love the shots of Michele and my dad! It was a beautiful day for a wedding! Big Joe and JP -Awesome and priceless! Congrats!!!!

  8. Oh those dock shots are so beautiful!!! Love, Love, Love them. And the girls dresses. That color is sooo fabulous!

  9. These pictures are great. My fav is the fourth one up from the bottom. The girls dresses were so bright…beautiful!

  10. Oh these are so beautiful!!!! Look at her smiling all day! I mean, I know brides are happy, but look at her!!!! And her dress is so beautiful!! Elegant, some details, beautiful! I love the one of “the handoff” with her dad, her husband to be (Chris) and her. You’re right, the emotions there are priceless. LOVE the dock shots of course… beautiful lighting, beautiful couple… I also really like what you and big joe have been doing with the “groom before” pic… AND I’ve noticed the groom shots in the ceremony venue (like the church). I like it, a nice little spin, and great backdrops lately huh?

    My fave is also the one you marked as your fave – I like how you caught them in a sweet, intimate little moment together. Love it. Just admiring each other like that. 🙂

    Congrats Michele and Chris! You both look stunning, your bridal party are all knock outs as well!!! Wish you a lifetime of happiness!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂