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?
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.
Two more beautiful shots from Lynn.
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.