And then I photographed a few weddings.
Elizabeth is one of my closest friends. We met almost six years ago when we had both been accepted to Teach For America in NYC. Two years after that, we lived together in the east village before both moving out to live with our respective significant others. Now, we are married to them.
When Elizabeth and Grant first approached me about shooting their wedding, I was hesitant. I shot their elopement at city hall in March (which was easy and similar to a typical portrait session I am used to shooting on a regular basis). By the time their July ceremony and reception came around, I had already photographed a handful of weddings and felt more confident in my ability to document their big day in a meaningful (and technically sound!) way. However, it wasn't until after the day was fully finished that I really felt like I had come into my own.
I am proud of these images and grateful to have been given the opportunity to capture them. Elizabeth worked hard to make her wedding day personal, homespun, and absolutely filled with joy. How lucky I was to be a part of it.
This also serves to introduce my foray into wedding photography! My main focus moving forward will continue to be children & family portraiture, though I am now thrilled to add wedding photography to my repertoire. Please feel free to check out the newest section of my portfolio entitled Love & Marriage. It makes me smile to see all that luuurve in one place.
Venue: Private residence in Erie, PA
Bride's Dress: Ann Taylor
Bride's Shoes: Madewell
Groom's Suit: Suit Supply
Catering: The Concourse
Tent & Furniture Rental: South Shore Rentals
Floral Design: Mrs. Bigwood
Coordinator: Lynne Grychowski
Cake(s): Baked with love by bride's mother, Ann Carmichael
Stationery: Designed & printed by bride
Ceremony Musicians: Abby Badach (violin) & Patrick Doyle (guitar)
*And special thanks to my second shooter/handsome hubby, Tiho