Since I’m a bit behind on the blogging I am gonna go ahead and combine the engagement session and the wedding. This was a fun couple! For the engagement session Annie and Sean picked a location from my portfolio I had not used in a while. It was great to get back there and see what has changed as well as find some new spots. I love the last image of the series. This wall seasonally changes colors and makes a really great looking backdrop. This is the second full wedding ceremony and reception I have done at Botzum Farm. I love the look and feel of the location, you get a sense you are stepping back in time just a bit as you head up the drive and over the railroad tracks. The choice having the two old doors for the ceremony was a nice touch. Annie surprised Sean with a ride in a vintage car, with a little pushing on my part the owner went ahead and let Sean take it for a spin. Instead of a traditional wedding cake the couple hired a local ice cream truck to show up. It was a total hit and fit so well with the theme of the wedding. This was also my first wedding where I added cinema to the coverage. I have to say it was the perfect first movie I made. The vows were so personal and touching as was the first dance and the toasts. I was glad I push myself to do it and so was Annie and Sean.
And now for some wedding pics.
Just a quick little blog post I wanted to share.
The author is a high school classmate of mine. We saw each other for just a short time this summer during a reunion. I missed most of the event due to shooting a wedding. It was wonderful to see so many from the past.
Here is a great blog post he put out recently.
Daniela and Brad’s ceremony was held in one of my favorite churches to photograph in, Communion of the Saints Parish, formally St. Ann’s on Coventry in Cleveland Heights. I love how bright and open the church is. We headed downtown following the vows for some creative time on East 4th and at the Hyatt Regency. Especially unique to their wedding was the Venezuelan carnival atmosphere that was created when the masks came out. The final image in this blog post is one of my favorite end of the night style shots I have captured at The Club at Key Center in a while.
Downtown Chardon is a picturesque location for a simple romantic wedding. There were so many uniue and quirky elements that made this wedding one of my favorites this season. The funky striped color wall we found in the kids area of the church where the couple got ready. The checker board tile in the church kitchen was also perfect for April and her dress which she designed and made herself. There was also a touching moment when the father of the bride first saw her. I arrived early to scout out a location for their first look session and found a tiny courtyard with a beautifully ivy covered wall. The reception dinner was held at the Bass Lake Tavern.