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Wedding of mother with four fun kids at the Marina Inn with reception at Joe’s Crab Shack

This was a really fun recent wedding at the Grande Dunes Marina Inn with a reception after at the Joe's Crab Shack at Broadway at the Beach. I didn't really ask, but I would imagine this was a second wedding for both the bride and groom. Those are always fun, because when it's the second time it's usually more about just having fun with the family.  Especially when they have great kids with good personalities.  Instead of my most important pictures being about the couple, it's usually more about the family and having fun with the kids.

I've actually never been to Joe's Crab Shack before, the couple said they just loved the food there and that is why they picked it for the reception. When they brought out the appetizers I actually thought it was the full meal. You know the food must be good when everyone has to wear a bib. It seemed like everyone was having a great time.

There is a shot below with the couple kissing with the kids being silly in the background, it's probably one of my most popular pictures I've put on Facebook. There was some really strong overhead sun during the ceremony, I've gotten pretty good now about dealing with that, but it's never ideal. I took the couple out around sunset time at Broadway to do a few more pictures which turned out nice.  I hope you enjoy these below, please comment if you do!

Picture of the rings sitting in a book Kids of mother before the wedding - standing in front of Grande Dunes Bridge Pictures of bride before the wedding - Marina Inn Pictures of mother with kids before the wedding - Marina Inn Pictures of mother with kids before the wedding - Marina Inn Cute pictures of the bride's children before the wedding - Marina Inn - Grande Dunes Family walking together near the boats at the Marina Inn Kids walking towards the wedding Wedding on the compass pad at the Marina Inn Ceremony on the compass pad at the Marina Inn Ceremony on the compass pad at the Marina Inn HDR of a wedding ceremony on the compass pad at the Marina Inn - Grande Dunes Large portrait of entire wedding group Family pictures after the ceremony Happy family walking together near the docks Kids being silly after the wedding Cute shots of the bride's children after the wedding Cute shots of the bride's children after the wedding Cute shots of the bride's children after the wedding Pictures of the couple after the wedding behind the Marina Inn Pictures of the couple after the wedding behind the Marina Inn Kid's being silly behind parents as they kiss - Wedding at Marina Inn Shots of the wedding cake Reception at Joe's Crab Shack - Broadway at the Beach After wedding couple portraits at Broadway at the Beach After wedding couple portraits at Broadway at the Beach After wedding couple portraits at Broadway at the Beach After wedding couple portraits at Broadway at the Beach Couple walking together through Joe's Crab Shack Reception at Joe's Crab Shack - Broadway at the Beach Bride and groom wearing thier Joe's Crab Shack Bibs Great food at Joe's Crab Shack

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3 responses to “Wedding of mother with four fun kids at the Marina Inn with reception at Joe’s Crab Shack


  1. Susan Ayers says:

    These are amazing! I can't wait to have my album!

  2. you are awesome photographer.

  3. heads off to you sir.

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