I have three words for you that sum up this blog [in case you’re too lazy to read my script]
Best. Smilers. Evaarrrrrrr.
Some can see a windy day as a challenge. I [and, I think, all of us] see it as an opportunity. Especially when veils are a’flailin’ 😀
I’m so good.
Classic. Aaaannnnddd I’ll never get sick of it.
Shoot into the sun. Always. Use it, don’t be afraid of it.
Might be afraid of your groomsmen, though, Anthony. Just bein’ real.
He’s a wrestler. So, after being tackled by his most favorite gentlemen, an impromptu match squared off. I didn’t post all of the photos here, but you should ask them for some. Anthony won. Wasn’t even close.
This alley found on the spot. Didn’t plan it. That’s typically when I make the best work anyways. Not condoning, necessarily. Just moreso stating a fact. Let us breathe and we’ll innately do cool work.
The wedding ceremony and reception took place in our beautiful, old, revered Hyatt Regency Cleveland Arcade. You just can’t beat this place in classic, architectural beauty. You know this is if you’re reading this. Well, ok, maybe not. But you know it now because I’m telling you and my opinion matters because I’m typing this and you’re not. **tongue out**
I told you. 2 billion dollar smile. All day. Don’t let it fool you though, she was modelesque when requested as well. Beautiful girl.
All too perfect. Again, there are two ways to approach this.
- The Bellman is in the way
- The Bellman just made my image a billion times better
You know what I’m gonna say.
As the veil’s being adjusted, I saw Sarah through the mirror. This was moments before their First Look. She’s nervous. Who wouldn’t be, right?!
I feel as if the three piece suit is an enigma. Sharp, somehow classic and yet can be quite contemporary, but always a two person job. Always.
Real laugh. You couldn’t fake that if you tried.
Bitchin’ gift! Wood-accented watch to end all wood-accented watches. I was/am/will be eternally jelly. Not even just the grape kind…like, the strawberry perseveres kind that’s harder to spread b/c there’s chunks of strawberry errywher. Yeah….that kinda jelly.
I’m a dude, right? However, these types of moments still aren’t lost on me. She’s looking elegant and timely, checking herself out in the mirror, but look at her girls. Everyone is freaking beaming. I love it.
If you’re worried about a First Look, just study this image. If you still think you want to tell me why it’s not awesome, real, heart-felt, genuine, and all-around perfect, e-mail me. Better yet, email Brett. K thx.
They snuck in from afar. Smh.
I know. You’ve seen these steps. They’re iconic. However, I’m always trying to find a bit of a different way to capture them. Compressed, with a looooong lens from way the hell far away worked for these two. Really worked.
Whelp. Just…..do that.
Top three favorite images of the year on the right. So perfect. Everything about it. I love it. I want to print it, then cuddle it in the evenings when lightning and thunder are present and accounted for.
Plenty of proud fathers this year. I was also elated to be able to capture the processionals with a long lens as well. The compressed look in the Arcade is just beautiful.
The place cleans up nice, I’d say.
Thanks, Sarah and Anthony. I had an absolute ball. You were easy-going, light, fun, smiley, and generally awesome people. These photos reflect that. When you really start looking, it’s very hard to fool the camera 😀