I am shooting Wedding #14 this weekend. I’m wediting #12. I’m blogging #10. I just posted #8 on Facebook. So this should tell you how busy I have been. As the season goes on, it usually ends up like this, where I’m a few weddings behind on editing and even more behind on blogging. Unfortunately, blogging takes the back burner while I’m working really hard on getting the current weddings edited and into my online proof galleries. In any case, here I am, blogging #10 – Sara & Jason’s wedding!
I walked into the house and saw this amazing chandelier at the top of the staircase, and immediately started thinking of ways to incorporate it into the picture. First up, the dress.
And then, the shoes
I’ve never seen so many hands on one dress! Sara was all buttoned up in no time.
They had a traditional Italian ceremony of cutting the ribbon, which symbolizes the bride moving out of her home and in with her husband. Thanks to rapid fire mode 🙂 , I was able to capture the exact moment the scissors cut through the ribbon.
I love me some silhouettes!
I caught this precious moment as Sara was walking down the aisle – the maids of honor, the groom, and the MOMS! One of my favorite pictures of the day.
Two dads are better than one. And St. Mary’s is gorgeous.
Here is my big pet peeve… why do pastors ever stand right in front of the couple? It blocks everyone’s view, including the photographer’s. I don’t get it. If you’re getting married in a church, make sure to ask your minister to please not block you from other people’s view. Anyway…
Much better! First kiss.
After the ceremony and church formals, the bridal party took the limo to the Inn on the Lake, and I drove ahead of them so I could set up for pictures upon their arrival. I was going to take pictures inside the limo with just Sara and Jason, and in front of it with the whole bridal party. I waited and waited, and waited some more… no limo! Eventually I saw everyone WALKING towards me. It turns out, the limo driver missed the turn, and while trying to turn around, got stuck and busted a tire. I giggled to myself a little (mean, I know) because the driver had very forcibly told me earlier in the day that he was “done at 5” and made sure to press the point that he needed to leave “right at 5”, and 5 o’clock came and went with him waiting for the tow truck. Hehehe. Sorry, I’ll stop now. Anyway… we wanted to get fun pictures at the boathouses, so we walked over there. I was so proud of Sara who didn’t complain about her shoes once. What a trooper!
Fun and funky!
Love this house and its rope posts.
You’re so handsome Jason!
Sara’s dress and the million little bustle strings.
Honestly, this was a lucky mistake. I was playing with exposure a little, to see how much of the sky I could capture, but it kept underexposing the couple. I took more shots with the sky overexposed (because face it, who cares about the sky when you have gorgeous people like these two?) I later played with this shot in Lightroom and discovered that it actually turned out really good!
Will took this amazing cake shot. It’s by Grand Finales. The cards denote the different flavors. Yum!
The tent was lit up by chinese lanterns, which created a totally different atmosphere from the previous two weddings I had there this year.
Thanks guys for having me at your wedding! I had so much fun photographing your day. I’m glad we were able to walk over to the boathouses and that it wasn’t raining when your limo broke down. I’m sure it made for a lot of memories (that, and the unfortunate chapstick incident…), which you will be able to laugh about and cherish in the future. Oh, and sorry to hear your rental car blew a tire while you were in Hawaii! Make sure to always have a spare! I wish you all the best in your marriage (and your cars, teehee!)