So, if you’ve checked into the wedding side of my business, you can see that I’ve been slacking with my posts. I’m going to try to improve that; it still will be few and far between, because I’m so busy with my portraits side, but I want to make it fewer and far betweener.
I’m going to go back and post from some of my favorite weddings I shot before I ever started this blog. Since I shoot on my own, I rarely get a photo of myself working, so I thought I’d share a few phone pics that my most favoritest wedding coordinator took from my last beach wedding. Which, by they way, I’m only advertising shooting weddings in Galveston and destinations from now on. I figure if I’m going to be working a bazillion-hour day, I should be at the beach doing it.
Here’s a little rundown of our beach wedding day: The wedding started at midday, so it was an early start. I woke up to a gorgeous sunrise and was too lazy to unpack my perfectly packed up gear to take a good shot. Cell phone it is. After getting a rental car, I waited in line for the Galveston ferry to get to Crystal Beach. I may or may not have been singing “I’m on a boat,” for the duration. Ok, yes. Yes I was.
I had rented a couple of long lenses (I’m constantly renting new lenses to see what I want to put on my wish list. Fellow photographers out there, I love to rent from Photo Rental Source in Houston; they are super fab.), so I had to take some shots from the ferry.
Ah, finally made it! The wedding was held at a beautiful beach house overlooking the ocean. I had to get the dress and the beach in the same pic.Isn’t getting ready the most exciting part?! It’s almost time….
Here comes the bride! I love, love, love to get the groom’s expression when he first sees his bride. This was parked outside next to the beach house, and I just thought it was so lovely.
I’m super excited to start advertising with The Knot for weddings. I’ll attach the link to my store front when I get it up and running. If you’d love to book me for your beach wedding, give me a holler. 508.768.5808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m sure you remember my Galveston/Crystal Beach wedding from last month. So, how cool is this? Since we didn’t do any formal engagement or bridal sessions, this oh-so-lovely bride decided she wanted to do an after-wedding shoot.
Ok, LOVING this. No stress, no anxiety, no rushing around, and you get to wear your wedding dress again?! Has there been a more perfect idea? I think not. (If I liked my wedding dress more, I would totally steal this idea and copy these pictures; yes, I can fortunately still fit into it, but Birdie has worn it so many times already, I don’t know how it would look for pics. She keeps it under her bed to give her sweet dreams.)
Ok, brace yourself and get ready for it…this bridge is where the groom proposed!
Everyone together: “Awww!” I’m telling you, this bride and I are meant to be.
Hmm, champagne with a fun-loving, happy bride and groom? Nope. Couldn’t think of a better way to spend my morning. (Do you see the cork falling?)
This bridge is the Bevil Jarrell bridge between Humble and Kingwood. Who knew we had this around here? I’m already thinking about what clients I have that I could talk into driving here for family pictures. Ooh, or senior portraits.
Seriously, a kissy picture on the bridge where they were engaged in their wedding attire? It’s too much. I might actually faint. Really. If this genuine smile and obvious happiness doesn’t make you feel good, nothing will! Thank you, thank you for asking me to be there to document all of these moments for you, and thanks for tolerating me and my super cheesy nerdiness. And thank you Ms. Janine of Altar WeGo for sending yet another amazing bride my way. I’ll have the rest ready for you soon, sweet bride.
Whew! It took a rental car, two nights in a bartered-for condo, two rented lenses, two ferry rides, and two pairs of shoes, but it was all so worth it to get to photograph this beautiful couple getting married. If I hadn’t been a teenager when I’d gotten married (Ok, not really. But close!), I would have LOVED to have a beach wedding. I was so lucky to be the photographer for this Crystal Beach wedding this past weekend. It was just as lovely as I thought it could be.
So, this first shot might just be my favorite of the whole darn thing. My husband cracks me up all day long, and I don’t think we have one picture that captures the pure love and laughter that this one does. I’m totally jealous! This was during their first dance, and they were having such a wonderful time together, enjoying those first moments as husband and wife, and the groom was whispering funny things in the bride’s ear the whole time. It was very sweet to watch.
How’s this for a “kiss the bride” moment? I’m not sure it’s appropriate to be so jealous of my clients. 🙂This beautiful bride and her wedding planner put together such a perfect beach house wedding. The lovely bride had previously sent me her Pinterest inspiration board to give me some ideas of pictures she wanted (GREAT idea, all you brides-to-be out there). Well, when I walked onto the deck of the beach house that morning, I was astonished! Her Pinterest board had been brought to life. When I get cranking with my edits, I’ll do a post of all the pretty little details they had.
We didn’t specifically do a bridal shoot before this wedding, so I wanted to make sure I gave her some “bridal portrait” kind of images, too. So sweet and pretty.
The bride put so much hard work and effort and organization into this wedding. In my eyes, it was perfect. I hope it turned out to be the wedding you wanted. Love these details!Mr. and Mrs. G, thanks so much for hiring me to capture your special day. I always feel especially lucky to witness a couple profess their lifelong love. I can’t wait to show you the rest of your beautiful pictures!
I have been shooting weddings for 4 years, but this wedding-specific website is still relatively new. I was thinking I’d like to refer back to previous weddings to show some more images. Here’s my original post to this lovely wedding at Northshore Park in The Woodlands from nearly a year ago and a few more images from their gallery:
Ah, a wedding photographer’s two favorite things: someone in your shot and “You can just Photoshop that, right?”
Oh, how I love technology. The answer is yes, of course. I couldn’t yell to the well-intentioned camera man in my shot (I’m sure I was his shot, too) to get out of my shot, because 1.) we were in the middle of a torrential downpour 2.) the couple ran through the doors and to the car in about 2 seconds 3.) he loves this couple and has a vested interest in their wedding 4.) and frankly, I don’t want to ask anyone not to take pictures. I want my brides to have lots and lots of pictures from their weddings. So, there’s good ol’ Photoshop to save the day.
Do you have a favorite picture that is ruined by something Photoshop could fix? Give me a call, and I’ll be happy to see if I can save it for you.
Welcome to wedding season! I had the pleasure of shooting a wedding at Olde Dobbin Station this past weekend. What do you mean you’ve never heard of it? Well, I hadn’t either, and boy was I surprised at how amazingly beautiful and charming it is. It is a hidden gem in the middle of nowhere. Check out the beautiful wedding photography on their site, too. Anyway, we got so lucky with the weather. It didn’t start raining until after the ceremony and all the guests were tucked safely into the reception hall. Here’s just a little preview of one of my favorite couple’s most beautiful wedding.
P.S. Please feel free to ignore the disgustingly corny soliloquy I wrote for your bridal portrait preview. I once had an English professor in college tell me my paper was “overly sentimentalized.” Perhaps she thought I was faking it. Clearly, I am still the same mushy sap.
I always love to see the comparison to the bride and groom getting ready. Our bride was hidden in the bridal suite with lots of girls and makeup and hair accessories everywhere. Meanwhile, the groom was standing outside waiting and chatting with some dudes. Can you see a little bit of his fancy watch? That was a gift from his sweetheart.
I think this is my favorite shot from the whole thing. I adore it.
This has become my trademark wedding shot. After the kiss and announcement of man and wife, I’m always waiting for them at the end of the aisle, and I ask them to kiss once more. It’s always my favorite moment.
Oh, Mr. and Mrs. B, I’m so happy for you! Congratulations on your lovely wedding. I wish you a lifetime of happiness.
If you’re in need of a sappy, happy wedding photography, give me a shout to see if we’d be a good fit. 508.768.5808 or email@example.com
The bad part about doing bridal portraits is the agony of waiting to post them until after the wedding! Ahh…I can finally post these of this GORGEOUS bride. If you’re interested, I have to tell you a little story about this one. Warning: this is mushy.
So, when we did their engagement session back in September, I had lots of fun. They are young and sweet and high school sweethearts, just like my husband and I are. I had a blast, and it was fun to reminisce about when we were getting married at 21 years old. Fast forward to beautiful Olivia’s bridal session in January. The second I saw her, I instantly thought of my daughter. Olivia’s grace and loveliness and youth overwhelmed me and sorta smacked me in the face.
Hello, I’m not 21 and getting married. I’m 35 and a mom and far closer to being the M.O.B.
I couldn’t help but think that my own precious baby will be in her own wedding dress far too soon. As I was working on a silly post about my daughter’s haircut last night on our family blog after shooting the wedding this weekend, it finally dawned on me why I’ve been emotional since January about Birdie growing up (I was sort of worried that it was pre-menopausal hormones. Scary, right?!) That’s when we did these pictures. This beautiful young lady before me reminded me that my own baby’s childhood is fleeting. I’m worried that I’ll blink and we’ll be at her wedding.
Olivia, I only hope that she’ll be as graceful and ladylike and as sweet as you. Your parents truly must be so proud of you; again, I got teary-eyed when I took a picture of them dancing watching you both at the reception. Sheesh. I can’t even talk about it. Thank you for sharing such special moments with me, and sorry for being overly emotional. You, too, will be 35 one day.