Charged batteries? Check. Clean camera body? Check. Shootsac full? Check. Full tank of gas? Ah.. got to get to the gas station!I'm going through a check list of all the things I'll need this weekend. I'm stoked because I am headed up to Northern New Hampshire to shoot a wedding a good friend, Spring, of Concept Spring Studios. I love this girl. We were photo classmates while in college at Northeastern University, and have stayed in touch over these past few years. We are both building the foundations of our own businesses and it has been so great to exchange ideas, tips and tricks along with problems, solutions and advice. I'll be spending Saturday and Sunday with her so hopefully I'll have lots of pictures to post next week of both the wedding and our time together:)
The last time I shot with Spring was this April after she flew me down to shoot a wedding with her in Bay St. Louis in Mississippi, a small drive outside of New Orleans. It was so much fun! Spring knew several of the family members involved with the wedding; I knew no one. But after about ten minutes with these folks I felt like an adopted member of the family. They were so hospitable, kind and generous. Not only did they invite us to the craw fish boil (their rehearsal dinner) the night before the wedding but they also took us along to the after party following the wedding on Saturday.
It was a great weekend and I look forward with much anticipation for this weekend!
And because this wedding was so wonderful I thought I'd leave you with some images from the weekend.
We'll start with the rehearsal dinner, all of the groomsmen along with some close friends of the groom ordered these ridiculous pants online to wear to the craw fish boil. Needless to say, we had them model :)
Here is a picture of Spring and I with our craw fish. They had specific instructions on how to ear these little suckers. I won't post them online, it isn't the most pleasant thing. However they are SUPER delicious!
Now onto the wedding. Jess's dress was BEAUTIFUL! Full of lace and beads and just gorgeous detail. I couldn't stop taking pictures of it!Jess made an amazingly beautiful bride. Here's evidence:Ok so this isn't the most attractive picture of us (give us a break it was HOT!) But I had to post it! The bride got ready in a family member's home which had all of these unique details such as this awesome wall paper in the stairway!The bride and groom, Aaron and Jess decided to do a First Look (highly recommended) on their day. This means that they chose to see each other before the ceremony, which not only gives us time to do portraits before the craziness of the day begins, it gives the bride and groom a private moment alone together and it's always wonderful. So here is Aaron patiently waiting for his bride-to-be to finish dressing:) I just love how relaxed he is!This is just moments after Aaron saw Jess for the first time. I just love the emotion in this image.Before the ceremony we headed over to the Yacht club where the reception was going to be held for some formals with the bridal party. I love this one, they look like movie stars with their sunglasses on!This group knows how to party!The night ended with a beautiful sunset. What a great day!Looking forward to seeing you this weekend Spring. As always I love shooting with you, we are going to have so much fun!