I’d like to clear something up for all of my friends and family out there-
Yes, I photograph weddings, yes, they are a lot of work, and YES I will still photograph yours! Why? because I love them. It’s come to the point now where I prefer photographing weddings over attending them. Maybe its selfish, but here is how I see the day playing out. I could-
A. I sit in the pew and happily clap for your first kiss. Then eat your delicious food and wait for you to arrive at the reception. Then, I’ll get to say hi for 5 minutes while you busily try to greet all of your guests, and maybe get a dance with the bride or groom.
B. I’m with you while you get ready, watch the ceremony from the all of the best vantage points (visually– for the best photographs!), Then, I’m excited to spend time laughing with you and the bridal party for formals. And to top it all off, I’m with you on the dance floor for all of the important moments, dances and toasts.
Which would you choose? The way I see it, there’s really no discussion involved. I digress.
So yes, it was my honor AND my privilege to photograph the wedding of Anne and Marc.
March 21st we left an unseasonably warm upstate NY and headed south for flip flops, sunshine, Disney and oh yeah, a wedding! This wasn’t just any wedding, but the marriage of my cousin Anne to her best friend Marc, aka Marcie.
Yes, this wedding was personal. I sat with cousin Mar-Mar while she wrote her MOH toast after the rehearsal dinner. I danced with my niece and nephew, and even participated in the dollar dance with the groom. Later, I drank a home-mixed “cabernet-noir” wine with my Aunt Kathy as we reflected on the craziness of the day. I’m honestly surprised we didn’t see tears out of Uncle Ron, but you could tell he was trying his hardest to hold them back.
The family, the memories, the moments, and I was lucky enough to capture it all. In a word, it was awesome.
Country at heart, this rustic style wedding was planned perfectly. There were beautiful brown & green details, from the dresses to the cowboy boots. The centerpieces, decorations and even the sign in board were all hand made and assembled. The reception had a great view of the river and a beautiful park next door for bridal party photos. The dance floor was packed all night long and it was easy to see that fun was had by all, not excluding myself!
Without further ado, enjoy the pictures and leave a comment with your thoughts!
The Who, What, and Where
Ceremony: Our Lady of Lourdes
Reception: Front Street Civic Center
Catering: Renaissance Catering
Baker: Oleander Bakery
Ceremony Musician: Cousin of the Bride
Reception Music: Celebrations DJ
Videography: Duprey Video Productions
Transportation: Geralds Limo
Reception Decorations: Friends of the Bride
Hair Stylist : Garlene
Make up Artist: Sandral
Our first destination wedding, and it couldn’t have been with better people. Thank you to my bestest Erin Perrotta for making this trip with me and helping to capture all of these wonderful moments! I couldn’t have done this without you!
Congratulations and many years of happiness to you both! Love you guys!