On Saturday Mike and I shot Lauren and Jamie's wedding at Harkness Park in Waterford, which is such a great place to shoot- it's easily one of my favorites. We had the best weather, clear blue skies and no humidity and everyone was in high spirits for the wedding.
I got a little bit of a taste of my own medicine for part of the day... I had the Fantastic Face First Films aka Jeff Reilly with Bob 2.0 filming Mike and I! It was a lot of fun, mostly for the mics on us- Jeff could hear everything I was saying- so I talk to myself a lot anyway but this time I'd hear a laugh way off in the distance and then that would make me laugh! I can't wait to see Jeff's interpretation of how Mike and I shoot a wedding!
Keep in mind I had no idea that Jeff was THIS close to me until I saw this shot of Mike's- this guy is STEALTH!
One of my favorite things about Harkness is the bridal suite- it's just flooded with this soft beautiful light and they have this really cool mirror
Now Miss Lauren is a singer and songwriter... and I had been hoping she was going to have her guitar with her so that I could shoot her rings on it, and of course she didn't let me down!
She has a beautiful voice and can rock that guitar like nobody's business.... here she has lyrics taped to the side of her guitar for a song that she surprised Jamie with!
Everything about Lauren fit Harkness- her hair, her dress, her SHOES for the love of God were so freaking pretty! Here she was trying to track Jamie down... she was so anxious to see him
Here they are, the shoes. So. Super. Pretty. Simple, elegant. Love them! Things happened kind of quickly once we got in the room to get ready so I combined a detail shot with an action shot of Lauren and her Mom and ladies helping her get dressed.
Once Lauren was dressed she was REALLY excited to finally see her man!
I loved Lauren's bouquet- all white dahlias, I have never seen that done before and man her florist knocked it out of the park!
Here her bridesmaids check on the status of the guys, who were right outside the window.
And we're finally off!
This was right as they saw each other, Jamie couldn't keep her at arms length for even a second and just embraced her. I love how his brow is all furrowed with emotion. Man, I love this guy!!!
We spotted this spot with this pretty light and just had to shoot it up
My trusty second, Mike, letting me scope out the flare situation
The groomsmen watching for Lauren and her Dad
The cuteness factor was running pretty high all day!
This was right when Jamie first spotted Lauren at the end of the garden
And here she comes....
And there he goes! He started to lose it a bit, and I just wanted to squeeze him
The hand off, father hug- one of my favorite moments. I love her Dad's expression
Here Lauren has a moment during her vows- and Jamie? Just reaches across the way and holds her arm... I got you, is what this says to me
Jamie composes himself right before starting his vows. I love this somber moment in the middle of the laughs and tears
During their first kiss the flower girl wanted to make sure she could see, it was pretty cute!
I love this moment-here Lauren is hugging her brother and Jamie is hugging his sister- nothing like some sibling love!
The bridesmaids bouquets were pretty dope as well!
This bridal party was pretty attractive, no? Look at the ring bearers suspenders and that big ole smile!!
I absolutely loved how Jamie and his boys interacted, they were like a bunch of puppies, all wrestling around and punching and then throwing in a hug here or there... it was not only funny to watch but to shoot!
Lauren and Jamie just tapped into my shoe fetish BIG TIME, right?
Heading back inside to the reception....
...sort of! Lauren wanted to stop and shoot a bit in this field, I was ALL over it!
Casualties of the day.... :( But still super pretty
During their first dance... these lights were CRAZY pretty. So I got down and dirty, literally, and shot up
Getting bombarded by some c 10 ike LOVE
Lauren and Jamie- Mike and I had such a great time- thanks for EVERYTHING! You both made us so comfortable and so did your families and friends.
Have fun in Indiana this weekend!!!
Be sure to check out Mike's shots HERE (be patient he has a new baby ;)