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Archive: August, 2009

Ann + Roger Wedding, 15 Aug 09

Friday, August 21st, 2009
After enjoying the unique engagement shoot with Ann + Roger back in May, I knew their wedding on the family farm was going to be equally as fun, unique and interesting. The ceremony was held in a nice little nook on the field, and the reception was inside a tent setup nearby. Guests had a campground to stay overnight so they could party safely and not worry about driving home… smart thinking on Ann and Roger’s part (take note couples!) Here are some shots around the property:

The bride got ready at Roger’s grandparents’ house, while Roger got ready at his parents.  The bride rode into the ceremony via a special carriage.. a very romantic and grand entrance fitting of this couple.

The dress was a perfect match in style for Ann

Ann’s sister and mother help

The guests rode into the ceremony site via another horse drawn carriage

The groom is ready

The band plays for the guests at the ceremony:

Ann and her father arrive via the carriage:

After getting married we headed over to another area of the farm for some portraits then onto the reception.

Roger and Ann did a (somewhat) choreographed dance to Duke Ellington.. they both were clearly having playful fun.. a pleasure to witness.

Love the composition on this one.. that’s Ann and Roger’s dad in the back, while Roger dances with his mother.

Mmm cupcakes

And how cool is that– smores cupcake! With a roasted marshmallow!

Onto the party dancing fun!

The reception tent

The band rockin’ it out

Then as a special gift surprise for the couple, they lit and launched small hot air balloons.. really neat to watch.

Then another surprise, the brothers lit some fireworks for the crowd

The campfire along the tiki torch path from the reception to the campsite. Nice touch.

And seeing as how much I love taking astrophotos, I figured an outdoor reception in the country was a good as time as any to grab a startrail shot. (The bright streak on the lower right that the plane crosses over is Jupiter)

And they did have a photobooth going that Roger rigged up himself. Guests took photos, then added them to a book in place of the traditional guest book. Of course, I had to jump in there myself (with some prodding by the photobooth keeper volunteers)


— Andrew

Jennifer + Anthony Wedding, 14 Aug 09

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
So I finally finished processing the photos from Jennifer’s and Anthony’s wedding reception at the nicely appointed Terry Hills Golf Course reception hall, and I’m super stoked about the results (see my previous post with a few pics). Some really great portraits on the golf course, plus my usual photojournalistic awesomness :)

Jennifer and Anthony are such a fun couple, clearly playful and very relaxed around one another. This is an important quality to making a marriage last for the long haul.. they truly have fun being around each other. This was definitely reflected in the photos. We did get a good variety of poses.

Start out with some of the details:

I wouldn’t be surprised to see this on facebook…

We tried to be serious.. but got some fun shots instead- I still like ‘em!

Can’t decide between the B&W and color.. what do you think?

They promised not to smash the cake…

I like this one


Some YMCA fun!

The wedding game show is always a riot

When asked “who is most likely to talk about kids, they both immediately point to their friend Christine… hilarity

A touching moment when the family spontaneously circles the couple dancing

Good night!

Enjoy the photos!

— Andrew

Jennifer + Anthony, 14 Aug 09, part 1

Monday, August 17th, 2009
Had a very busy weekend.. two weddings, a shoot for a soccer team building event and a client meeting. I started my weekend with the reception of Jennifer and Anthony at Terry Hills Golf Course in Batavia. They had gotten married a little while before in Jamaica on a private vacation/ honeymoon, then came back to town to hold their reception.

These guys were really fun and playful and I’m excited with how the pictures will come out.. since I just started work on them, I figured I’d show a couple teasers :)

Here’s a nice one of just the couple:

Jenn was ready to dance and party!

Wait till you see the collage I’ll put together of this one, it’s funny :)

Can’t go without mentioning the nice details.. I like this ring shot because of the (real!) glint on the diamond..

Stay tuned for the rest, coming later this week!

— Andrew


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