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::Will & Kat wedding(pt 2)::

With my last Will & Kat wedding post on the blog I wanted to show you the portraits we captured.

I think most of them really speak for themselves and capture the feelings and memories of the day.

The colors and tones turned out pretty perfect and I loved how the landscape matched their fantastic wedding attire. So romantic.

One of my favorites. Leave a comment and let me know which ones you liked best!




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::Will & Kat wedding(pt 1)::

Great friends always mean great memories and Will and Kat’s wedding weekend in August was one of the most memorable weekends of the summer. If you missed their engagement shoot we did last spring in Atlanta, check it out here. It’s fun to be at the stage in life when lots of get togethers revolve around weddings and this wedding was especially amazing. Will and Kat got married out in rural, western, Ohio where Kat is from.

The timing of the day was perfect for me as a photographer since the ceremony didn’t start until early evening. The nearby town where the girls got ready was having a festival so sweet potato fries were the morning wedding snacks- yum.

A wide open afternoon allowed for some time for bridal party portraits- such an important part of your wedding day and waiting until after the ceremony to try and squeeze everything in can be stressful. I’m glad we were able to include some of the ceremony details too- these gorgeous pies the bridesmaids made from scratch!

These shots were done right in Kat’s backyard.

While the girl preparation shots were taken more than several hours before the wedding, these shots of the guys were taken just a few minutes prior to the ceremony starting… : )

The small country church where the ceremony was held had some gorgeous natural lighting and large old windows.

They rocked those suspenders!

Did I mention the church had amazing lighting? I’m always a little squeamish about shooting the ceremony because sanctuaries can tend to be dark and poorly lit and have regulations about movement and flash. One benefit to this church being so small and rural meant that there were no wedding regulations so I was able to move about and even requested that we open all the curtains and blinds! The soft evening light made that reflected into the windows was amazing and set the mood for their meaningful ceremony.

Part two of their wedding photos coming soon!

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::Woolsey (part 3!) wedding::

I told you there would be another post to this wedding! If you missed the first two stop on over here and here to see some of the shots I took of Jesse and Haleigh’s big day. I’m pretty excited to share this piece with you… it’s a video compilation combining my photography and some great videography work by my friend, Wes Dean. Anyone interested in having me do wedding photography for them (or those of you who already have me booked) can inquire about adding on an assistant photographer and videographer to create something like this video project to remember your wedding day by.  I think Wes did a great job capturing beautiful details of the day in video format that really complimented a lot of the shots I took.  I’m excited to share this with all of you- feel free to comment and tell us what you think!


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::Woolsey(part 2)wedding ::

As promised in the Woolsey wedding part 1 post, here are some more shots from J&H’s gorgeous wedding!

They definitely dressed up well and knew how to work the camera, don’t you think?

The rest of the party didn’t look too bad either!

I couldn’t get enough of that ivy background… the texture and color was tremendous.

Below is my favorite from the day. Sometimes a simple and inexpensive prop or two can make for an interesting and dramatic piece.

In a week or so I’ll be posting one more part of this wedding, but it’s a surprise so I can’t say too much! J&H thanks for being so wonderful to work with and so easy to photograph!


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::intro to a dress to remember::

After seeing my work with my family history collages and book ideas, S contacted me a few weeks ago about doing a project to highlight and remember an important part of her wedding day.  She wore her Mother’s wedding dress and wanted to showcase the meaning this held for her as a bride.  I asked S what ‘materials’ we could work with and we have three elements I’m going to combine into a large family history piece for her- an old photograph of her Mother on her wedding day in the dress (1968), a journal entry her Mother hand wrote about the dress for her, and then this morning S and I went out a did a  mini photo shoot of her in the dress so we can combine a photograph or two of her! Here’s a few pieces to give you and idea of what I am going to be putting together for S…

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::Woolsey(part 1)wedding::

Last Saturday was an exciting experience for me. Although I’ve second shot quite a few weddings and have experience working with other photographers, I officially shot my first wedding! It’s a lot of responsibility and something that cannot be taken lightly.  This is someone’s wedding day– one of the most important days of their life, and they’ve put a lot of effort and planning into this day.

Shooting a wedding comes with a lot of expectations, and although we don’t always realize it, we know what kind of shots we want to have captured on our wedding day.  The glimpse of the bride in preparation, her beaming smile as she walks down the aisle, the kiss, the sweet flower girl who burst into tears, a private moment when the bride and groom sigh in relief and look at one another with love, the picture of all 285 members of your family who flew in from all over the country for the event, when Grandma races on the dance floor to shake her booty,… there are BIG moments in this day.  And as a photographer it’s my responsibility to document those moments.

I’m glad I got to start my first wedding with such an easy going couple.  Jesse and Haleigh have been together for years, families and friends were well known, and it was clear that the intent of the day was to celebrate the lasting relationship this couple has already had, as well as their commitment to one another in marriage. My documentation started by going up to Haleigh’s house where all the girls were getting ready…

The weather was pretty perfect- not too hot, slightly overcast but with moments of sunshine that streamed through.

While Haleigh and the girls were busy getting ready, I snuck over to the church early. St. Michael’s Cathedral in Geneseo, NY is beautiful, and the gorgeous stained glass glowed with soft light.

I was also able to see the guys before the ceremony and capture a few shots of them…

I couldn’t get enough of that bright red door !

Jesse was a handsome groom, and completely calm and collected while he waited for the ceremony to begin.

The ceremony was short and sweet- which is always nice, but was very meaningful and emotional. The evening light was perfect in the cathedral and glowed down while the ceremony went on.

Looking forward to sharing part two of this wedding with you in another full post with lots more pictures. Check back for more soon!


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::Woolsey wedding preview::

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve been on top of my blogging. I’ve got some portrait sessions to post and yesterday I shot the wedding of J&H Woosley.  Their wedding was in Geneseo, NY and we had a beautiful day.  Pictures are being uploaded and edited and I’ll try to have them up by the end of the week so the honeymooners can come back to a full blog post showing their beautiful day. I couldn’t resist sorting through a few photos late last night and posting one for you to see- this one is practically SOOC (straight out of camera) and proves what a gorgeous couple these two are! Congrats J&H and enjoy your trip!

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