Archive for June, 2009

Chantelle and Rob • Ithaca Wedding Photography

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Chantelle contacted me last fall about photographing her wedding, and I have been looking forward to it ever since! From talking with her, I knew the wedding would be really beautiful, and of course I love working with people who are excited about pictures… the ceremony and reception took place at the Johnson Museum of Art on the Cornell campus, which I have never been to but was really looking forward to photographing.

I met up with the girls at the salon in the afternoon.
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Doesn’t she look lovely?! Her dress was perfect for her, it was exactly what I pictured after talking to her!
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This was the rainiest wedding I’ve ever shot (and my worst hair day ever except the time I cut the cowlick out of my bangs when I was 5) it just poured buckets all day with no letup, but we didn’t let that stop us! Chantelle and Rob did a first sight in front of the museum… I think Rob was waiting for me to tell him to look, which was really funny! I don’t usually direct stuff like this so I was in my little “shooting bubble” and thinking “Huh, why isn’t he turning around?” It was a great moment.

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But he finally did turn around!
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The ceremony was out on the sculpture court… the court is covered, but if it had been windy all the rain would’ve blown in, so we did get lucky with that aspect of it!
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You know I got the real kiss, but I wanted to post this moment instead, it’s my favorite!
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Rings!
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Almost too beautiful to eat. Almost.
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I loved shooting at the museum, it was so beautiful! This shot cracks me up… everything you need to know about the weather that day!
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Beautiful
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And dramatic!
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Chantelle is such a happy bride, I love it! Nothing phased her, she just kept smiling. :)
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Rob didn’t want to dance to the weird techno Whitney Houston… I didn’t blame him. ;)
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He he
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We also braved the elements for a quick shot outside.
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Then headed for shelter.
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So sweet.
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Thank you so much for having me Chantelle and Rob!

Sarah and Jason • Philadelphia Wedding Photography

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Are you ready? It’s a big one! It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks, I came back from Iceland and stayed with my brother and sister-in-law for a few days in New Jersey, and then headed to Philly to photograph Sarah and Jason’s gorgeous wedding at The Franklin Institute. I’ve known Jason since we were kids, he and my brother were friends, and our parents are friends, but I haven’t seen him in probably ten years or more, so it was it lot of fun to catch up a wee bit! I met the girls at the salon to start the day, it was a fun morning.

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The ladies at Strands Salon did a lovely job.
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I love this shot… Jason told Sarah he wasn’t getting her anything big, but surprised her with a stunning diamond bracelet. And hellooo cheekbones! ;)
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We were lucky to have a gorgeous day, so the ceremony was on the roof deck with a great view of downtown Philadelphia.
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WIN.
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Laughter and tears, love it!
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Mr. and Mrs… she’s a Wolfe now!
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The Franklin is amazing… talk about a grand entrance! I tried to walk in and out of the pillars as often as possible that night in order to feel more majestic. It worked. ;)
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Jason and Sarah’s first dance was to one of my favorites, “This Will Be Our Year” by the Zombies :) great music all night, you two!
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Father-daughter dance… they were watching a slideshow of pictures of Sarah growing up, I love her expression.
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Jason was a bit nervous about this- those marble floors were not inviting…
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But it worked out well. I was really feeling the black and white for these pictures! I think Ben Franklin approves.
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We had some fun out front with the wedding party… good looking group, wouldn’t you say?
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LOVE this one, Sarah’s expression makes it!
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Meanwhile the guys were cooking up some fun of their own…
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Then we headed for some portraits of just the two of them…
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Thanks Sarah and Jason, I hope you’re having a fabulous time on the honeymoon!

Sarah and Jason • Philadelphia Wedding

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Hey! I’ve been (happily) buried in my Iceland pictures for the past few days, and now I’m in Philadelphia for Sarah and Jason’s awesome wedding… tonight I shot the rehearsal dinner and we did a few quick portraits while guests were moving from the cocktail hour to dinner. Man, shooting these two is going to be sooooo hard. I really have my work cut out for me… ;)

Love this hotness
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It was pretty cold out, but I think it was worth it :)
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Can’t wait for tomorrow!

Wow

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

As I mentioned, Iceland was my dream trip, but it really blew me away to actually be there. It’s so much more beautiful than I could’ve imagined, and the weather was perfect! It only rained when we were in the car or inside (except for one place, a black sand desert called Myrdalssandur… it wasn’t very photogenic and I said “I’m not really in love with this place.” and it immediately started hailing and stopped as soon as we got to the car… OK OK! The gods of Icelandic weather are a bit sensitive…)

So here’s a quick shot, one of my favorite places in a town called Husavik. The Kaldbaks-Kot Cottages that I mentioned in the previous post were even better than I had hoped. I sat outside until almost midnight to watch the sun set. This shot was around 11:30… so amazing!

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I will post more soon… but first Sarah and Jason’s wedding this weekend! Can’t wait!