Some photographers like to "Trash the Dress," but when a bride has a dress as fabulous as Soojin's, I'm loathsome to destroy its beauty for art's sake. Soojin decided to wear her own work of art, er, dress while Ray wore one of his comfy business suits for their "Day After" portrait session.
By the way, Soojin is especially in love with the back of the dress. She wanted to make sure that I took tons of photos of it. Let's see how many I was able to capture. :)
We really were so lucky with the incredible autumn light. It just sparkled behind these two lovebirds.
Now onto the beach! As you can tell, they had to move around to stay warm, but I think these photos were worth it. Also, back by popular demand, Ray's fave jumping shot.
As you can see, a "Day After" session is a relaxed way to celebrate your new marriage together. You don't have to destroy your dress, but you can move with ease with no worries or schedule to follow.
Thanks Soojin and Ray!
The minute I walked into Stacey and George's condo, I knew their wedding was going to be gorgeous. Stacey's decor was vintage, and I'm in love with her print, "The Greatest Day of a Girl's Life." I'd like to add "...so far." My guess is that having kids or receiving the Nobel Peace Prize could compete with your wedding day. :)
I love how delicately Stacey is arranging her birdcage veil.
I fell in love with their cat. Doesn't he look like a dandy in his tux?
Well, until he tried to play with Stacey's train.
A bride has to store her flowers where she can.
And give mom kisses...
On my list to buy, thanks to Stacey's inspiration: Irises, chandelier, red lipstick, and a to-die-for vintage mirror.
While I was photographing the ladies, my second photographer, Allison, was able to pal around with George and his friends/family.
Be prepared for the sweetest and friendliest little flower girl. She gave me a big hug when I met her.
Now onto the Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony. It was so beautiful with the candlelight and people's reactions.
The entire wedding party couldn't believe how easy the wedding formals were after the ceremony. That's always my goal: easy and fun photography. The wedding day isn't about me and my artistic demands; it's about celebrating a couple's love for each other. I'm meant to document and compliment the feeling of the day, not disrupt it.
AND now onto the PARTY!
Greeks know how to have a good time. Actually, the non-Greeks were rockin' it out too. The dancing and guests' interactions were some of my favorite moments of the day.
Whew! I know this was a long post, but I had so many moments I wanted to share. Stacey and George, thank you so much for making my job easy and inspiring me throughout the day.
Venue: Ravenswood Event Center
DJ: Toast & Jam
Anybody unsure of whether doing a "First Look," where the bride and groom see each other prior to the wedding, is as special as waiting until the ceremony should see Kristin and Tim's sequence below. So beautifully touching.
Kristin and Tim's wedding was elegant and lovely for a fall wedding. I loved the decor.
Another favorite moment of mine was Tim and his mother's first dance. They both couldn't stop the emotion from overflowing. Oh, and I LOVE Kristin's expressions.
Kristin and Tim, congrats and I'm soooo happy for you both.
Sunset Ridge Country Club Golf Course, Northfield
Wedding Coordinator: Ali Phillips