To say my last wedding for 2011 was interesting would be an understatement. Between quite possibly the least serious bridal party ever, a broken camera, loads of smiles and tears, and epic portraits this wedding put a great finishing touch on the year for me.
I shot Kristen and Jeff's engagement photos earlier this year in Durand Eastman park and got to know their playful and romantic spirit with each other. This day I got to meet their friends and family who were simply a hoot. The photos will reflect this.
Thank you Kristen and Jeff for a great wedding, I know you and your families will treasure these photos for years to come- I had a terrible hard time picking them because there were so many good ones, so many great moments- tears and laughter.
Excited to be getting married!
Kristen's dad sees his daughter and the dress for the first time
Kristen and her cat
These ladies just start laughing like this when seated together- I didn't ask them to do anything.. makes my job easy :)
Onto the ceremony at St Louis Church
, in Pittsford (where I shot my first wedding as main photographer). Kristen and her dad share a tender moment
Thumbs up from mom
Details of the day
We then headed over to the Lamberton Conservatory for portraits. With the weather being exceptionally warm for December we were able to do some outside too.
My favorite portrait of the day
The reception was at the Monroe Golf Club
featuring christmas and winter themed decorations. It was shortly after arriving that one of my cameras simply broke and stopped working. However, since I have 3 camera bodies I was able to pick up and keep on shooting without missing anything. This is why it is important to hire a professional with backup equipment :)
Megan, the maid of honor, delivers the funny, embarrassing stores for her toast / speech ;)
As a surprise, Jeff's parents had paid for Paper Moon Productions
to do a same-day edit and present a video of the ceremony during the dinner. Coincidentally, the last time they had a same-day edit was when they shot Kat and Josh's wedding
Fun with moustaches
They had a dance competition which was quite funny
Then it was party time for the rest of the night!