Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Wedding

What a delight to receive a call asking if I would consider shooting a wedding and reception!  The back story was the previously hired photographer had a death in the family and was unable to make the trip to Asheville, North Carolina to shoot the wedding.

One of my friends recommended me for the short-notice nuptials.  A quick phone call to discuss the details left me only 24 hours to prepare for an entire day of shooting for people I hadn't yet met.

I met Corinne at the salon where she and her Maid of Honor were getting hair and make-up. Next, on to the ceremony location and then later back into town for the reception venue.

It was a lovely day with intermittent sun and clouds.  For photographers, a mix of sun and clouds means it's basically a mixed bag of how the light will affect each shot.  I sure had my work cut out for me during the outdoor ceremony.  Aside from the sun/shade effects, I'm pretty happy with the shots I captured. 

Corinne was a beautiful bride which made my work as her photographer a lot easier.  She kept a smile the entire day and was probably one of the most laid-back brides I will ever get to work with.  (I hope there will be many more as easy going as she was!)

Corinne and Cody's ceremony was very sweet and they incorporated many personal touches within.  Here they are sealing the deal with "The Kiss" and friends and family tossed rose petals as they came by as husband and wife.

The reception venue was located inside the Broadway Arts Building on Broadway Avenue in Downtown Asheville.  There was a DJ playing hip-hop 90's tunes which kept the dance floor hopping all night long!

What a great experience to shoot my first solo wedding.  I'm pleased with the outcome of the shots and hope this will be a first of many more weddings to come!  Thanks again to Corinne and Cody for letting me document your special day.