The first of our double header wedding weekend started off with one of my favorite couples, Tom & Charisse at the Inn at Longshore in Westport. We had such incredible weather and light, Mike and I were pumped!
I think this is one of my favorite shoe shots so far... my girl Charisse was awesome and brought something personal for me to incorporate into my detail shots since she was not getting ready at her home. So she brought T passes that Tom had saved from when they first started dating! How cool are they? I love them because they are so colorful and graphic but mostly because they are both incredible graphic designers themselves so I felt like we were tying in some elements here... not to mention I love the silver of the shoes and they are Jessica Simpson shoes! I hear they are SO comfortable, right Mike? ;)
I decided to try something new for me and shoot the dress from underneath. While I liked my first shots I felt it was missing the 'oomph' so I decided to change the white balance to tungsten to force the blues in the image since it is being lit by natural light. I then just punched it up a tad more in lightroom.
Charisse and her girls getting emotional after she read her card from Tom
Tom gave Charisse some beautiful blue jewelry
a nice quiet moment before we went down for pictures
I decided to shoot where the ceremony was going to be and take advantage of the pretty white chairs and lush green grass. Yes I was lying belly down in the grass :)
I absolutely LOVED this stone wall in front of the Inn! I could see that we were lucky that it was low tide!
How beautiful is Charisse?
Mike and I were tag teaming the guys like crazy! Mike would throw out an idea, then I'd be like 'OH! Oh! Do this!' then he's change it up then I would, it just kept getting more and more fun, it was almost like bridal party picture ping pong
Love this shot of Tom and his boys
Again, those chairs came in handy for some portraits... I really like them! But I also love this light on Tom
This is Tom right before Charisse came into view... you can't really tell but there is a packed ceremony right underneath the bottom of the frame- I liked removing Tom from the visual chaos and separating him a bit- kind of like, it's only him and Charisse there
Charisse's expression here is so freaking CUTE, the way her chin just dips down to her shoulder is just perfect!
Tom's cousins I think it was were very boisterous and kept shouting words of congratulations while we were shooting, they were hilarious!
Ask and ye shall receive..... I want peony bouquets? I get peony bouquets!!! And HOW! I just wanna put them in my mouth, like little baby toes and fingers but realize that it's completely inappropriate
love love love that rich yummy light
I also love their bridal party! They were SO chill and trusting and FUN and weren't ONCE asking us why Mike and I were taking pictures of their backs and not them smiling at the camera!!! (trust me we got those too but this one is fun!)
Tom, Dave, Brian and Rob got all cuddly it was a nice boy moment!
I love the walking away shots, add to it the light and the sail boats and that lovely rock texture....
Be sure to check out Mike's shots HERE, he got some INCREDIBLE STUFF!!!