I always see Aloft in the city skyline. Anytime Route 2 is taking me where I need to go, I drive past it. I wave. I particularly love the styling, the area, the blue bridges, the stylistic, hard-cut angles and clean lines. Those all speak to me. I’m sure you can see it in my work.
Jiselle & Chris hung out there and partied in the adjoined Ernst & Young lobby, with a quick pit-stop (to get married blahblahblah) @ the gorgeous Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. I’m telling you all of this to set your brain and eyeballs up for some killer imagery.
I say “killer”. I’m not proud of it, but there it is.
So, dress and sun. They go together like two birds of a feather. (Set to music, naturally)
Jiselle is getting crushed in the middle, here. This was sorta my idea and the girls sorta ran with it and Jiselle was almost a verifiable pancake. I take no responsibility when things go wrong and garner all of the praise when things go right. Naturally.
So, this is how you do the robe thing, just in case you’re taking notes. Tell Siri to look at it, or whatever it is you do to take notes nowadays.
A candid photo here, but I’m a sucker for symmetry. A symmetrical sucker. That sounds kind of wrong. Not deleting it.
Wow. I think I said that then too.
So, it’s my firm belief (Actually, this has become a universal office belief) that not everyone can pull off a serious face. Sometimes it falls into RBF territory, other times it just looks too far-off or dull, but Jiselle…..well…..she destroyed this Vogue-esque style. She’s not posing here, just caught her looking toward the window.
This is one of my favorites from the day. I can’t really tell you why. Maybe it’s execution in what I viewed a difficult situation, or possibly my symmetrical obsession? Either way, it’s just one of those images that stuck with me and made me very proud of this wedding. Damn, am I proud.
The vail to rule all fails. One vail to rule them all. LotR, eat your heart out.
It’s almost like this Cathedral was made to be awe-inspiring and kind of take your breath. And symmetry. And love.
Ok, a bit off a weird thought here, but track with me. Cute moment. Jiselle is greeting someone and Chris is dashingly looking right at me. I captured this image, but also captured the images of other images being captured on various electronic devices. In theory, this isn’t even one capture, but like 9 simultaneous captures. Yeah. Uh huh.
Another one of my favorites 🙂
Good lookin’ party. Good smiles. Real smiles.
Good lookin’ men. Good smiles. Real smiles.
We took this photo on the “Penthouse” out-set of the Ernst & Young building. I love the design of this space, even down to the angular roof jutting out from the building. For whatever reason, architecture is my sooth-saying, calming force. Anyhow, it was basically about to rain. The clouds were thundering and this giant storm was rolling in over the lake. Jiselle and Chris trusted me to pull them out on this windy platform for a few images before the storm destroyed our souls. It was close, but the next few images are portfolio pieces for me, and so worth the risk.
If I request that you take a risk, let’s just do it. It’ll be worth it if I’m asking, at least most of the time 🙂
Be still, my heart.
I do love this space. The design is modern and clean. Whomever designed this place are my people.
The lighting and design on the walls and ceiling reminds me of a game of Centipede. I love Centipede.
Dat’s not a rock. Now, dis is a rock.
Dude, what a party. Seriously. Acrobatics not-withstanding. I stayed for the entire thing, not because I really had to, but because I wanted to.
I must give my highest regards to Rock The House, who took over my faculties and just continually owned me for the evening. The vibe in there was ridiculous.
I present to you, my best reception photo ever. This is it. This is the pinnacle of what I’ve been able to capture at a reception. Jiselle’s utter amazement. The crowd’s reaction. Those socks are so on point. There’s no rip in the pants somehow. I just love it, and I’m so happy to present it and deliver it.
Thank you, Jiselle and Chris, for trusting me to pull you out in a pending rain storm. Thanks for laughing at my dumb jokes and dealing with my sarcasm. You’re truly Saints and truly spectacular.