jaycie + garrett: the portraits | jen mcken, photographer | the mellon institute

Garrett proposed last year while they were on our first cruise, traveling throughout the Eastern Caribbean. Garrett graduated from CMU with his Master’s Degree in Information Technology last May 2011, so they decided to book an early vacation to go celebrate him being done with school!  After spending the day in St. Thomas they went to back to the ship to get ready for dinner on one of the decks at the front of the ship  so they could watch as they sailed away from St. Thomas. With literally no one around, Garrett proposed when outside on the deck, just as the sun was setting and St. Thomas was in the distance! <cue the awww’s>

Getting to know Jaycie during the planning of their wedding, it was clear that they both had a love for traveling and since she did a semester abroad in Spain and Garrett had never been, they both decided on a Cruise thru the Mediterranean. They’ll be visiting Italy, Croatia, Greece AND Spain…so that they both can experience it together! 🙂

Ok….on to the photos…. below are a few images from on our way to The Mellon Institute for portraits. For all of you “out of towers” The Mellon Institute was used in the newest Batman movie as Gothem City Hall!  We got lucky because we had it all to ourselves…..I think it had largely to do with the rain we had several moments prior…it scared all the other bridal parties away…but not ours…..BECAUSE THEY WERE AWESOME!!!


They partied it up on the way to The Mellon Institute! Music, lip syncing, adult beverages……. and laughs!

I love how bright and cheerful the dresses are against the concrete!

You can’t even tell it was pouring down rain several moments before!

The guys giving me their “swagger” walk!

The ladies were so much fun! This is their sexy walk! haha!

LOOVE these!! I can hear her laughing in this black and white image.


Stay tuned for more images from Jaycie + Garrett’s wedding this week. Make sure you “like” my fan page for updates: www.facebook.com/jenmckenphoto


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Hey there! I'm Jen McKen, a down to earth, people loving, small town gal. I'm a leetle bit sarcastic, HUGELY sentimental, I have a killer sense of humor and I like to think I'm pretty damn good at my job!

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