You may remember the amazing pictures from Alexis and Sergio’s engagement session (click here if you missed them), or the preview of their gorgeous wedding photos (click here to see them). Now you can watch a video presentation of their wedding album! We love this album because it perfectly captures how romantic and beautiful their wedding day was. Alexis and Sergio will be able to relive each moment of their special day every time they look through their album, and we are so glad to be a part of that.
Make sure to adjust the settings so that you can watch the video in HD… Enjoy!
When I photograph weddings, I am always looking to capture the magic of the day. The flowers are beautiful, the reception breathtaking, and the bride always turns heads… but to me, the real magic of the day are the moments that can be so easily missed if you’re not looking. It’s the emotion, the joy, the sentiment, and the love. These are my favorite parts of the day. In this world of phone photography, however, the need to “get the shot” can prevent friends and family from really seeing all that goes on. Cameras in ready position when the bride is revealed, or makes her long anticipated walk down the aisle obscure not only guests eyes from seeing the whole picture, but prevent the bride from seeing the misty-eyed smiles of her guests. Now, I’m there to capture them, to preserve them, and to show the couple what their wedding was really all about… but the smile on my face and the tears that are so often in my eyes when I photograph a wedding are because of these moments… so make sure you don’t miss them! Trust the photographers to capture the day, and experience it… you won’t regret it, because it really is something to see…
Rachel and Jeff’s Ritz Carlton wedding was full of these moments. From the first look, through the Hora– the moments tell the story.
… and this last shot is just a preview for these two lovely ladies. You’re so beautiful!!
When you combine a stunning bride and groom, fun and outgoing personalities, a beautiful day, and a desire for great wedding photos… you get results like we got for Sergio and Alexis! This couple has been wonderful to work with throughout the entire wedding process– with emails that make me laugh out loud, their fantastic engagement photo session, and even a mid-wedding day tailgate! Great photos like these don’t require a huge variety of locations… we began the day at home where the bride got ready, and from the ceremony went on to Squire’s Castle for photos with the bridal party, and took even more back at the Intercontinental during their reception. The recipe for great wedding day photography is simple… good attitudes, good light, and a lot of fun!
Here is a peek at a few of my favorites from Alexis’ and Sergio’s big day…
“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.” Frank Lloyd Wright
I have been in a contemplative mood this morning about beauty and the fact that it is all around us! Kim really captured Melissa and Nick’s love of life and each other in these images taken at their wedding early this summer. Whether you find beauty in the silence of a moment or in the laughter of a friend I challenge you to find beauty today!
Kim has made it a goal in her life to help capture these moments in your life and guide you to the best way of preserving them through our seemingly limitless products. It is so often that clients come into the studio to view the images from their session or event and are speechless. Somehow Kim has the ability to capture that fraction of a second when you, your family and your surroundings are at their absolute best!
Allow us the opportunity to help preserve these beautiful moments in your life! We promise you will love the images!
Here are just a few of my favorites from the day Melissa and Nick went from I do to We did!
I’m going to continue to point out some of my favorite pointers for couples on their wedding day using more photos from Beth and Robin’s Cleveland wedding!
Tip #6: Look at things another way
Working with two photographers on your wedding day not only allows for more comprehensive coverage of the days events (i.e. one of us with the bride getting ready, the other with the groom), but it also allows us to capture the same scene from two unique perspectives. Some of my favorite shots from Beth and Robin’s wedding were taken by my husband while the couple was posing for me!
Tip #7: Trust your photographers
We won’t steer you wrong! If your photographer asks you to sit on something that you think is questionable… just go with it! We don’t want you to get too wrinkled or muddy– that will end up hurting the quality of your photographs! Sitting on ledges, lawns or laps can make your photos more interesting, so if your photographer suggests something you wouldn’t normally do, consider it! But, as always, if you feel awkward, uncomfortable, or just plain don’t want to do what we’re asking… say something!
Tip #8: Breath…
Your wedding day will go by in a flash, so it’s important to make sure you take some time throughout the day to step back and take it all in. It’s a big day, and a lot is changing in your life… spend some time with your groom, and by yourself… not only will it keep you centered throughout the day, but slowing down to observe it all will help you remember it.
Tip #9: Be open to something new
While there is always something to be said for maintaining the traditional components to your wedding photography, it’s good to be open to something a little different. Taking family photos at the ceremony site is a classic option, but be open to suggestion. Sometimes other locations can provide better light, and a setting for a more interesting composition.
Tip #10: Secrets, secrets are no fun!
Have a surprise planned to wow your guests? Well don’t hold out on us! We are there to capture your wedding day, but we need to know what to expect. When we meet with you before your big day, we will go through the timeline and shot lists — make sure to let us know about anything special you have planned so we’re sure not to miss it! Beth and Robin’s saucy Tango wow’d everyone — Even though I knew it was coming, I couldn’t believe my eyes!
It’s also so important to tell your photographers if there’s a specific shot that you want, or a style of photos you prefer. We are artists who will interpret your request and create something new specifically for you, but we can use your notes as a guideline. We are there to give you the best photos you can ask for — so you not only enjoy every aspect of your wedding day, the images you have to remember it by, and the experience you had creating them.