There are very few perfect summer days in CNY, so you can imagine my delight when we got one on the day of Kassandra and Patrick’s wedding! Twin Ponds Golf Course is known for its stunning colorful flowers lining the aisle. On this sunny afternoon, we had butterflies amid the perfect blooms. Kassandra and Patrick are an easy going couple, so the entire day was fun, relaxed and beautiful. A few faves from the day…
I am overwhelmed by the amount of trust and access these two beauties (and all of their V.I.P’s) gave us throughout the wedding day. Gina and Andrew are truly one of a kind. Grace and kindness fill their words and hearts, they welcomed us into their inner circle like family. I’m humbled by how they made us feel so special, despite being surrounded by their most important people. Simply put, this is a couple who inspires me and pushes me to be better.
I could fill a novel about how many things I loved about this dream wedding, but it still wouldn’t be enough. Our hearts are filled with gratitude. A few favorites from their wonderful day…
Here’s a little secret. For every artistic-ish photograph you see, there are about 50 shots before it. That’s how long it takes for me to get to the picture I have in my head. I’m not the type who shows up and knows what will work immediately. I have to come at it from numerous angles. (When I was shooting for news, someone once told me — you aren’t done until you’ve walked around the scene 360 degrees and taken a shot every few steps. It is so true!)
Anyway, here are behind the scenes thoughts of what goes down in my night shots!
I knew right away I had to use these lanterns the couple lined up to the property. When people were dancing, I wandered around to see what I could find. (Sometimes I don’t have this luxury, but, the second shooter was grabbing dancing pics)
Same situation with these next series of pictures. People were dancing and I wandered outside to see what I could work with. I noticed immediately that flood lights on the building were in a weird position.
There you have it! Thanks for reading this special Friday Random!
Happiness is laughing hysterically with your best pals in the hours leading up to the ceremony. It’s kicking off your wedding day shoes and wandering around a park barefoot with your new groom. It’s nonstop dancing until the very end with all of your V.I.P.’s.
Audrey & Peter’s beautiful day was filled with the very best kind of emotions. A few faves from their Yahnundasis wedding…
What if, decades from now, you could be transported to your life today. What if you could witness the family routine, see the furniture that filled a house you no longer live in. What if you were able to see that old gym where your kids learned basketball and remember with great clarity all of the favorite toys they played with. This is my hope with family documentary sessions: to let go of the “everyone dressed up in new clothes, huddled together and smiling at the camera” photos.
What if we embrace exactly how life was, on an average day.
My dream is to cherish these honest moments. A few favorites from a recent family documentary session: