Wedding: Kathryn + Eric

Kathryn and Eric are the kind of couple I would love to work with for every wedding. They’re crazy photogenic, wanted to book as soon as we met, and in our correspondence after the wedding Kathryn keeps assuring me that she isn’t rushing me because she knows “my wonderful work takes time” (yes that’s a direct quote, she’s crazy sweet like that). I’ll be a little sad to deliver these photos to them actually, as working with them has been such a pleasure.

Their wedding was beautiful, personal, and full of laughter. The best kind of wedding day I think. A big thank you to Lynn of Lynn in Love Photo for keeping me company as second shooter throughout the day.

My favorite bridal details. See Kathryn’s long johns in the bottom right photo? Adorable!

Kathryn was all smiles and giggle while her mom and ‘maids helped her get dressed. The shot on the top left is one of the few successes I had with the tilt-shift that day (my first time using one!).

While the girls got all glammed up the boys… got in some wii time?

Lynn’s shot!

Kathryn and Eric decided to do a first look, giving us plenty of time for portraits in the soft fading light right before the ceremony.

Eric waited nervously…

his gorgeous bride approached…

they hugged and laughed and basked in their own nervousness and excitement while their friends and family looked on.

My favorite portrait of the couple, I just can’t seem to decide if I like it best in color of b&w. Your preference?

These two laughed a lot throughout their wedding day. I’m guessing they laugh plenty as newlyweds too, which should make for a long and happy marriage.

A bit blurry, but the expressions on their faces are too cute to pass up.

We did our bridal party portraits in the quickly fading light. Lynn rocked it as both second shooter and brides assistant (i.e. making sure Kathryn looked good at all times), and I made sure to get a shot of the charm Kathryn attached to her bouquet in memory of her father.

Don’t you love watching the groom’s face as his bride makes her way up the aisle? When the doors opened up his face immediately softened into an expression of devotion.

This wedding was filled with devoted guests who showed their love for the couple in a variety of ways. This gentleman recorded the entire ceremony on his iPhone!

Eric’s father performed the ceremony.

Lynn’s shot.

Two more beautiful shots from Lynn.

Credit for the inspiration behind this next set of portraits goes to Justin and Mary Marantz. I knew I had some portrait time with the newlyweds right after the ceremony, but I had been unsure how to best utilize the time devoid of natural light. I found this post by Justin and Mary and knew that Film Noir-esque was the way I wanted to go. I love love love the way they turned out, and I’m deeming the one of Kathryn on the left as That Shot from the wedding!

Details details details! As a former WB writer I have a soft spot for well-planned details.

First dances are easy to photograph… until the very end. Most couples do a dip or finale of some sort, so I try to keep an eye out for the approach of the end, but it’s incredibly difficult to know where I need to be to get the best angle. This dance was one where I found myself on the wrong side of the dance floor for the grand finale.

As I scurried around to the other side, the couple tipped further and further toward the ground. Eric came dangerously close to dropping his new bride! He didn’t though, and everyone in the room got a kick out of it in the end.

Because I hadn’t been able to get their dip and kiss I did what any smart photographer does, I asked them to cheat and give me another chance at the “perfect dance floor shoot” I was looking for.

Not bad, eh?

While composing this post I realized that the pictures I chose appear to be a bit overly Kathryn-and-Eric-centric and so I added in this album spread preview to show you that they did indeed have a room full of guests present with them that day. The many faces of those who love this sweet couple (I’d add myself in there too but when you are behind the camera you don’t get your picture taken :) ).

My favorite detail from the wedding day? The “poppers” (I obviously don’t really know what they are called) that the couple left out for the send-off. The groom’s brother learned the hard way what happens when you pull the tab before you are supposed to. :)

The guests LOVED it!

After untangling themselves from the mess the happy couple hopped in their limo and rode off to enjoy an amazing honeymoon together.

K & E, I absolutely adore the two of you. I consider myself lucky to have been a part of your wedding day and I admit I’m a little bit sad it’s all over and we’re both about to go our separate ways. I loved being a part of your life on such an important day and I hope you love the photos that resulted as much as I do.

All my love.

Jenna

February 22, 2010 - 4:15 pm Beckie K - i LOVE the b&w pics with the intense lighting! how do you achieve that? this whole wedding is beautiful!!

February 22, 2010 - 4:36 pm Jenna - Beckie-I used a video light for those. Turned out even better than I thought it would and I hope to get the chance to try it again. It would look awesome for a boudoir session as well, don't you think?

February 22, 2010 - 7:37 pm Christy - These are fantastic! A beautiful bride and a fabulous photographer - a great combination again!

February 22, 2010 - 9:25 pm Dawn - Beautiful again, Jenna! Great job!!!

February 22, 2010 - 9:51 pm Nicole A. - These are the most beautiful wedding photos I have ever seen! Kathryn, you are stunning and your wedding was just perfect. Jenna, your work is absolutely amazing! Wow!

February 22, 2010 - 10:05 pm Martha Disbennett - Beautiful pictures Jenna. You had great subjects but your artistry made all the difference1 martha

February 23, 2010 - 10:35 am Kathryn + Eric - WOW Jenna, I end up grinning ear to ear everytime I come back to this post to look at the pictures. You captured the day so perfectly! We too are getting sad that our time working with you will soon come to an end! We adore you and the beautiful work you have done for us! It is more gorgeous than we could have imagined, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

February 23, 2010 - 11:06 am MOH Melanie - These are absolutely incredible!! Kathryn was a GORGEOUS bride and the pictures turned out so GREAT! Jenna, you are so talented. I thought it was amazing how you were 5 months pregnant and still getting around so well-- even laying on the ground to get the shots you wanted. Amazing! I was truly honored to be a part of such a beautiful wedding for a very sweet couple!

February 23, 2010 - 1:30 pm Luiz, Eneide & Matt Mullini - Amazing! We were truly honored to be a part of such a beautiful wedding for a very sweet and special couple! We love you Eric & Kathrn!!!! Picture are awesome!!!!

February 23, 2010 - 2:18 pm sharongilo - Great photography Jenna --- here's the perfect little gift for your clients: "A Short Guide to a Happy Marriage." www.ashortguidetoahappymarriage.com

February 23, 2010 - 5:00 pm Teresa Kaczmarek - WOW - the photos are absolutely beautiful, touching and truly captured the wonderful feeling of the evening. hugs, Teresa

February 23, 2010 - 5:21 pm Beth Jones - Kathryn/Eric - what a beautiful wedding and what special memories these pictures represent. Each one is beautiful.

February 24, 2010 - 12:06 am Becky - Eric & Kathryn! What a GRAND WEDDING IT WAS!!! Y'ALL LOOKED FABULOUS! & Great photos! Happy I was there 2 see you both DO the MAGIC!! May Blessings!! LOL BECK

February 24, 2010 - 1:32 pm Jordan Gardner - Wow these pictures are great! I love the little story that puts them all in order.

February 24, 2010 - 2:34 pm Katie - Beautiful wedding, beautiful people, beautiful pictures! I especially liked the red shoes!

February 24, 2010 - 6:34 pm Peggy Disbennett - Fabulous photos!! I'm Kathryn's aunt (mom of the twins in one of the photos) that came from St Louis and caught a bug and couldn't attend the wedding. I was very sad, but these pictures almost made me feel like I was there! thanks, Aunt Peggy

February 24, 2010 - 6:43 pm Sharon - LOVED the pics of Eric & Kathryn's wedding!!! Absolutely great photography!!! ENjoyed them so much!!

February 24, 2010 - 6:45 pm John McIntosh - LOVE THEM! WOW.....and the golf cart one, totally in the moment!

February 24, 2010 - 7:10 pm Evan - AWESOME Pictures!! Each one really is worth a thousand words!

February 24, 2010 - 7:32 pm Emilee - Kathryn, if you read this I LOVE your dress hanger. Did you make it yourself or purchase it? I have plans to make myself one but I am not sure what type of wire to purchase.

February 25, 2010 - 1:40 am Jessica - Beautiful wedding! Loved her dress, but was most touched by the charm on her bouquet... also on the shot in the park in either black and white or color... surprisingly I like the color... I usually am a fan of black and white, but I think in the color shot they almost stand out as the focus more than in the black and white... not sure why... if it was for a calendar or just a "normal" picture I'd be all about the black and white, but for a wedding album or memory I like the color! beautiful though nonetheless!

February 25, 2010 - 10:06 am Kathryn - Hi Emilee, thanks for the comment! I actually purchased it from an etsy seller (lilafrances). I wish I knew what type of wire it is but I hope this helps!

February 25, 2010 - 9:38 pm Kimberly - Count me as another fan of the Film Noir pictures. This whole wedding is gorgeous!

February 26, 2010 - 11:35 am lu - wonderful pictures. I dont think you would have ended up happier with anyone else!

February 26, 2010 - 11:36 am PrncssDva - You looked gorgeous on your day!

February 27, 2010 - 4:15 pm Gale Ammons - Gorgeous! These are the kind of photos that speak a thousand words. They are a pleasure to STUDY!

February 27, 2010 - 4:22 pm Ezio - Great pictures. I especially the black and white photos. They seems to suggest that the images transcend time. Ezio

February 28, 2010 - 2:18 pm anneinca - You asked for an opinion . . . the B&W is simply elegant!!!! I am a scrapbooker and love color but it's the B&W photo - hands down!!! Lovely photographs. Lucky bride and groom to have such beautiful photos to remember such a special day.

March 2, 2010 - 11:58 am Jennifer - These are beautiful and capture so much emotion...you'll treasure these for a long time.

March 2, 2010 - 3:49 pm Bonnie Hawkins - The pics look so good!!! gorgeous wedding!! :)

March 3, 2010 - 11:13 am Adam - oh em gee this is so awesomze. Your photographer was absolutely amazing. I'm so happy for you gaiz.

March 8, 2010 - 2:07 pm Mendes - AWESOME Pictures!! Amazing photographer, they did a great job. We were honored to be a part of this great moment. Love you both!!!

March 16, 2010 - 2:31 pm Rebecca - Beautiful work Jenna! What a gorgeous couple and a gorgeous wedding!

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