We're already into mid summer & have had most of our wedding events outdoors. An outside wedding is so beautiful, but keep in mind you are at the mercy of mother nature. We're finding that more & more couples are willing to take that chance just to have a romantic & natural setting. We have had most of these weddings on the eastern shore just over the bay bridge.....there are so many venues to choose from. The outside weddings allows us be extra creative because of the natural setting. Over the past few weekends we have experienced beautiful sunsets which makes for exquisite photos. This is a more layed back & casual way to have an event. Alot of couples still aren't willing to rely on good weather and choose to have a traditional church ceremony with an indoor venue capturing a more elaborate style event. However you decide to create your special day, it will reflect who you are.
Finally getting through the holidays, I was looking forward to our next wedding. It was an Indian style wedding. The bride was so beautiful. Her outfits & jewlery were stunning. They were the cutest couple. So young & so in love. We shot over 1,000 pictures! February will be be a slow month so I plan on catching up with my other responsibilities. I look forward to meeting with alot of brides who recently got engaged & are planning their weddings. We're getting booked up quickly & I'm excited about all the upcoming weddings. I'll be posting all the different weddings through out the season.
I titled this as "stepping out of the box" because although I know that all weddings are different, some just actually get my attention. I had the pleasure of photographing a lovely couple last weekend at The Wine Market. Not your "traditional" wedding venue, but that's what was so unique about it. If you don't know the couple you're working with, then you never know how or why they choose certain things. I always try to ask my couples about themselves as individuals & as a couple. For this couple, the venue is a place that they frequently go to & enjoy together. It's kind of like a "Cheers" where you go & everyone knows your name. It seems like I'm seeing more & more couples stepping away from tradition. I've had the opportunity to work at some great new sites. But make no mistake, the traditional wedding can be made unique to each couple as well.... from the decorations, menu selection, choice of music, theme etc. No matter how or where a couple chooses to marry, it's always about them starting a new life together & sharing it with family & friends & allowing me to capture every moment of it....of course!
After photographing weddings for so many years, I have to stand by my motto that every wedding will always be different. Wheather the venue set up is different, or the food combinations are prepared by different chefs, to the choice of music that is chosen. However in the case of one of my weddings that stands out will prove my motto. The bride was uniquely dressed in a beautiful "red" dress with a train almost as long as Princess Diana's. The groom was also unique with his top hat nicely coordinated with his tuxedo and a red vest to match her dress. This was a couple who were fun & outgoing & wanted their wedding to reflect who they were & their personalities. From a photographers stand point, it was alot of fun not only capturing the details & moments of the wedding day, but the fun I had afterwards in the editing stage where I got to be creative with all the special effects making the photos even more exciting.
Time is of the essence as they say. My goal is is blog about all the beautiful weddings that we do...but to talk about it when it's fresh in my mind. It's been 2 weeks already since we made the 2 hour drive to the lovely Solomons Island for the wedding of Shandi & Ian. It was worth the trip....gotta love this quaint town right on the water. Although it rained just as the bride & groom came out of the church for their horse & buggy ride to the reception, it didn't ruin the fun. Besides, they say it's good luck to rain on your wedding day.....so all the best to a wonderful couple.