Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bryan and David - Columbus, Ohio wedding

A week ago Sunday I had the great good pleasure of photographing the wedding and reception of Bryan and David, which took place at North Bank Park. It was a beautiful evening, full of love and laughter, and those nice dramatic clouds that make for a beautiful backdrop. I had a fabulous time hanging out with Bryan and David and their friends and family, and look forward to the possibility of seeing them again in September at Amy and Spencer's wedding.

Here are some of my favorites (again, hard to choose!!!):

David's brother, warming up. His sister performed the ceremony.

See what I mean about the sky??

A card we found along the way to do some portraits.

The cake was amazing!

Lots of clinking on glassware.

David's sister wiping off the damage from the cake cutting.

The first dance.

Dancing with mom to an old Carpenters song. I haven't heard one of their songs in years!

Bryan's mom and sister.

Congratulations, Bryan and David! I was thrilled to be part of your celebration!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sara and Matt - Columbus, Ohio wedding

Last Saturday, Tracie and I spent the day photographing Sara and Matt's beautiful wedding. To say that Sara and Matt are about one of the nicest couples I've ever met is definitely an understatement! And Sara is such a delight, very expressive and full of life, and it's clear that everyone absolutely adores her (and Matt too!).

We had a couple downpours early in the day but the weather cleared and made for some really dramatic skies come portrait time. The ceremony was held at St. Peter Catholic Church on Smoky Row, we went for portraits at Inniswood Gardens, and then to the fabulous reception at Villa Milano which has the nicest in-house lighting set-up! A special thanks goes to Heather Odenweller of Natural Element Photography for all her help covering the reception!

So, onto the show!

Getting ready in the house where Sara grew up.

Group hug before the ceremony.

Sara and Matt's first glance.

Sara's mom and sister walked her down the aisle, stopping on the way to greet Matt's parents.

So much love, so adorable.

See what I mean about Sara? Such a joy!

From Tracie.

I loves me some dramatic skies!

Bridesmaids hanging out until time to be introduced.

The first dance.

As a surprise, Sara arranged for their favorite local singer to sing their first dance song.

Watching a video of Sara's dad dancing with her when she was a baby. Lots of laughter.

And lots of tears.

Sara's sister's speech, both funny and touching.

Then it was Matt's turn to surprise Sara by singing to her after their thank-you to the guests.

Time to party!

And nothing says party like a spontaneous limbo with someone's necktie.

Yes, this would be Y-M-C-A!

Congratulations, Sara and Matt!