Monday, December 15, 2008

Whitney and Michael's Wedding 12/13/08

Saturday was one of those cold yet sunny December days that turned out to be quite beautiful. Whitney and Michael had such an amazing wedding day. I really think every single person had a great time! The bridal party braved the cold and we managed to get some pictures outside that turned out so very nice.

Once again, Pam (her name is a link to her blog with more pictures from this wedding) assisted me and we managed to take quite a few pictures. Having a packed dance floor all night led to some really fun shots!

Below is a video of a few of the day's pictures. Whitney and Michael, congratulations and best wishes to you and to little Ben!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Jaimie and Justin 11-29-08

The last of my second shooting jobs of 2008 was Jaimie and Justin's wedding. I have two more weddings to do this year, but they are both mine as primary shooter. I am looking forward to them, but I did enjoy Jaimie and Justin's wedding so much. They were married in a church in New Brighton which I was told by Pam (click her name as a link to her blog) will be the last wedding ever at this church. They are selling it. Hard to believe with all of the great hardwood in it and massive sliding doors in the back of the tall as the sanctuary. They were impressive as were the beautiful windows. It was a gorgeous church for them to be married in!

What can I say about the reception? It was so much fun. The dance floor was packed all night. Well, except when the ring bearer had the floor to himself and was later joined by one of the groomsmen. This solo dance by the ring bearer was a request from the bride and groom since this little guy could do the "Soulja Boy" dance quite well. He and the groomsman, who joined him towards the end of the song, did a nice job entertaining the crowd.

You'll see a couple pictures of that and a lot more below in the video of some of the pictures I took last Saturday. Jaimie and Justin, I wish you only the best as you begin your life as a married couple. Congratulations!

Liz and Erich 11-8-08

Yes, you read the date correctly. I am way behind in posting this one. It has been a very busy fall and it kind of caught up with me and I have been and continue to battle some nasty cold viruses. Keep in mind, I never get sick like I am having a otugh time dealing with it. Anyway, enough of that...let me turn the focus to this lovely couple...

Liz and Erich met at Pitt and decided to have their wedding and reception in Oakland. The beautiful St. Paul Cathedral was the site of their wedding that I had the opportunity to second shoot for Pam. (Click on her name to see more of their wedding.) As I've said before on this blog, I really enjoy second shooting since all of the pressure of the day isn't on my shoulders. Don't get me wrong, I love to be the primary photographer too, but it is a nice change to have someone else take the lead every so often. ;-)

The reception was held at Soldiers and Sailors on a chilly evening. I think Pam and I managed to cover the day! Below are a sampling of some of the pictures I took that day.

Liz and Erich, I wish you both the very best...Congratulations!