I have an absolute obsession with meaningful photos. During every wedding I constantly ask myself…if I took away all of the posed portraits during a wedding, would the gallery be strong enough to stand on its own? Would the essence of the day, the connections, the moments…showcase the very soul of the event, even if we took away all of the pictures where I orchestrated people in good light and flattering poses?
For Chelsea and Orren’s wedding, the answer is an unequivocal YESSSS!
That’s my motivation. That’s why I shoot for 16 hours straight. That’s why I insist on being there first thing in the morning and being the last one to leave. Of course, I will shoot the hell out of portraits and group family and friends together so they look awesome. But, when it’s all over, I want relationships to be captured in an honest way. Smiles and tears that come naturally, not because they were camera aware. This wedding? Oh man, I still get emotional about it. The enduring love and support of this couple’s V.I.P’s was captured in nearly every single photograph. It was inspiring.
A few favorites from Chelsea & Orren’s spectacular day at Best View Barn…
The bride’s dress was handmade by her talented bridesmaid and sister-in-law…every inch was exquisite…
When the entire bridal party ignores me and has the time of their life so I can get great candids?! Score!
A quick break to greet the guys and have some fun with their photos…
I could never pose something as beautiful as this. Never. It’s too perfect!
A First Look with Chelsea’s two brothers…not a dry eye to be seen…
My angle versus second shooter’s angle, adore them both!
DJ Kenny the Promo Guy got the party started and it was phenomenal until the very last dance!
This wedding was made possible by a team of pros, a humble thank you to these fine people…
Beauty: Innovations Salon
Dress: Handmade by the bride’s sister-in-law!
Crown: Bill Healy Designs
Bridesmaid’s dresses: David’s Bridal
Groomsmen: Highland Kilt
Bagpiper: Bob Flynn
Ceremony & Reception: Best View Barn
Catering: Dean’s Concessions
Desserts: Holland Farms
Decor: Exclusively Yours by Wendy
Florals: Kowalski Florist
DJ: Kenny the Promo Guy