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This post is for the people willing to bring out their top dance move to keep the party going or the person that knows how to belt out that rock ballad for the bride and groom. Yup, a whole Best of 2016 section of Party People Photos because marriage is best celebrated with people who can let loose or have a great sense of humor. Sometimes I find myself dancing at receptions and laughing at all the crazy antics. Here are the best of 2016 Party People photos.

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Portraits are certainly the most creative part of the day but I feel that they are a true success when they show the couple’s personality. I have shot all kinds of portraits in all kinds of environments with 30 minutes to 2 minutes. It’s always a challenge but effort comes with some artistic rewards. Here are the best of 2016 portrait photos.

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What’s the best part about receptions? It’s the opportunity for some of the best photo journalism. The energy is real, the emotions are real, no directions just plain feels. Receptions to me are the sigh of relief from being in front of tons of people. And people tend to let their hair down. Here are the best of 2016 reception photos.

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I have gained a new appreciation for ceremonies this year. Watching brides and grooms make them simple to multi factorial, never changed the fact that it’s all about love. And vowing that love to be forever, through best or worst. To think this doubles families and sometimes brings life to babies and new generations, it’s such a beautiful aspect of life. I have so much respect for every bride and groom that had taken that leap. Here are the best of 2016 ceremony photos. I still cannot believe I get to watch this happen!

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2016 has been an amazing year filled with amazing people vowing their love to one another. I photographed so many weddings that left me in awe of the power of love. I’ve met incredible people, watched families celebrate their joining, and witnessed moments that I feel lucky to have documented. All of these days always start with preparation. I love meeting brides and seeing them complete their look for their grooms. There is something so beautiful about this ritual that exudes excitement and anticipation. Here are the best of 2016 preparation photos.

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