Jacqueline and Michael were married at the Palisades Country Club in Charlotte, NC. They held a traditional Jewish ceremony complete with Ketubah that was written in Hebrew, English, and Spanish, a nod to their cultural diversity. There were several Rabbis in attendance, including the groom. The crowd was extremely festive and the dancing went late into the evening.
Here are just a few of my faves of the day….
Interesting note, I found out during the wedding one of our engagement session pictures is being used by JDate as a huge ad in Time Square…
Morgan and Austin were married at The Point in Mooresville. Despite a torrential down pour during the ceremony, the day went off without a hitch. Luckily, we were able to sneak out before the rain started to grab some fun photos the Lake offers. The spirits were high and the dancing went late into the evening.
Here are just a few of my favorites of the day…
Liz, Kirk, and I recently braved the cold for an engagement session. We met with wedding planner Heather Bryson of Carolina Wedding Design (highly recommended) at their home and set off to a local park and and around my studio in NoDa. Another idea they had was to take a few shots at the uptown ice skating rink. While there, I noticed a nearby spot with lights in the trees that would also make for a nice shot. I have to say the ice skating shots were some of the more difficult I have ever done. Low light, crowded ice rink. That made shooting the NFL on Sundays seem like child’s play.
In the end it paid off. Here are a few of my favorites of the day….
Chrissy and Justin are two coffee lovers that were married at the First Baptist Church in Huntersville and held their reception at Asbury Park Grove, also in Huntersville, NC. The two are ordained ministers who met at Wake Forest University.
We braved the rain armed with an umbrella for a few fun portraits, somethign not every bride has a chance to do!
All in all it was a spirited night with plenty of fellowship and dancing with family and friends…
What the heck is happening here? Believe it or not, this effect was done in camera and was intentional. Showing the energy of the dance floor is something not done enough in this industry!
Allison and Aaron were married at the Ballantyne Country Club and held their reception there as well. Their traditional jewish ceremony was conducted indoors, a challenging task for any photographer. If at all possible I typically avoid the use of any flash during a ceremony. It tends to take away form the ambiance of the moment as well as become a major distraction from such an important moment.
Here are just a few of my favorites of the day….