At one point of my younger photographic career I had spent a many weekends creating wedding portraits. As I grew older I started to curb the number of weddings I did until I stopped doing them altogether until earlier this year. A friend of mine recommended me to Holly to photograph her wedding. The timing seemed to be serendipitous due to my efforts to restart my portrait business so when Holly asked me I jumped at the chance and said yes.
The wedding happened on April 2nd and like the engagement session we did about a month earlier, it was cool and windy. Despite that we still created beautiful portraits that will last through the generations. With my second shooter, the talented Sarah O’Toole, we started with the bride getting ready soon after she arrived. As much time as you set aside for the portraits there seems to never be enough.
I am starting to really enjoy the natural light portraits when I can do them. There are four I did that I am proud of. The first is the window portraits that I created with both of them. There is nothing that gives the mood of anticipation like the look of a window portrait. We had both by a window that was getting reflected light into it. The softness of the light that bathed the face and dress makes for a great black and white portrait. With Matt the light gave great lines that gives him the cool factor that I believe all grooms should get.
The wedding invitation and vail were created in the sanctuary. The light coming through the stained glass and the warmth of the wood of the piano made a perfect ambiance to create this photograph. I can see this being used on a wedding book cover or a thank you letter. Soon after I created it the light was gone.
Sarah and I really enjoyed the wedding and were grateful that Holly and Matt let us create the memories that they will share with family and friend and generations to come. I enjoyed meeting Matt and reconnecting with Holly and hope to get the chance to create new portraits of them as years pass.Congratulations Matt and Holly on tying the knot and a wish of many many years of happiness together.