Monday, July 30, 2007

dawn + mike wedding at the branford house in groton














What a surprise- me on the ground!! The image above this one is what I was actually shooting!


The 21st of this month brought me my first reception double-header ever- I had the distinct pleasure of shooting at the Branford House in Groton both days- and were they gorgeous!! It was my first time shooting there and all I heard about it before was how dark it was to shoot in. I visited a few months back and the doors were locked so we couldn't get in to browse around the Alexi Von Shlipe Gallery upstairs (come on, that name is SO funny!) let alone see the space. So when i got there for Dawn & Mike's day I was blown away by how ornate the walls are! That's right- I said WALLS! So detailed and intricate and beautiful- there are so many nooks and crannies in that place paired up with the awesome view and very spacious grounds, this place is awesome! Dawn had such beautiful details I was practically drooling over them all- her cake, done by the super talented Toria Dolce, is so pretty, and it tasted even better than it looked, if you can imagine! Her flowers were also pretty ridiculously beautiful- done by Bakes and Baldwin Floral Co., I love how they had the lime slices lining the interior of the vases- was a fresh way to add a splash of green in the arrangements! Their table numbers were pictures of their dog with numbers, so cute!
Dawn was so excited to see me when i showed up she had her makeup artist stop doing her makeup so she could squeal and jump and give me the biggest hug ever! What a way to be welcomed in!! It totally set the tone for this amazing, emotional day. Dawn & Mike are both so funny, laid back and sweet and were up for anything I suggested! Dawn kept saying 'I totally trust you, you are the professional and you have the vision!' Which is so nice to hear over and over and I didn't have to sell them on any idea, they just went with it. This blog has been truly amazing in that my clients and potential clients actually read it and check it regulary! They know I am typically on the ground at least three times during a wedding, or that I climb on things, or that I like feet pictures! I love it! I feel like I got some really amazing images from them and hope they will check my blog again from their honeymoon so they can see them!! Hi guys!! Have a nice cold one on the beach for me!;)

Also, a big shout out to Jean my second shooter in training! She has been capturing some really kick ass shots, 2 of which are on this post- Jean can you tell me which ones?? Awesome job, sister!!!

9 comments:

face first films said...

great work carla! I love that you put the photo of you on the ground in the post. and you get those money sunset shots everytime

Carla Ten Eyck said...

Yeah I was pretty lucky 2 days in a row with sunsets- and to be in a place like the branford house where you get such a spectacular view of it! I figured I may as well put one in sooner or later, seeing as I seem to spend such a huge amount of time just laying around on the job and all...

Orchard Cove Photography said...

Glad you finished Harry - I was sad it was over too :( Can't wait to chat about it.

nikki nicole photography said...

hey carla kick ass shots as usual. i love the branford hose too aren't the walls amazing!

Teresa Wagner said...

You are always rockin and rollin. Awesome shot of you on the ground, nice butt!! LOL :)

I'm crazy I know!!

Mary Bess said...

LOVE em!! the shots with the sky behind them are incredible!! *taking notes on where to put the cake* :)

xoxo
M

Carla Ten Eyck said...

Yeah Mary that little curved door nook area was so killer for a cake spot, esp if you don't want people walking through that way!!

Jason Lanier said...

Way to go those are awesome. I love the 4th one and the close up of the cake and the second to the last one rocks! Your work is so fun to look at.

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