Hello and welcome to the blog! We are Cheyenne and Geoff Schultz and are wedding photographers in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you'd like to contact us about our photography, please e-mail me at cheyenne@lovetheschultzes.com with a subject line "The Schultzes". You can also check out our website at http://www.lovetheschultzes.com

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

David and Lara: Married!

David and Lara were married on July 19th up in Fairfax, Virginia. Geoff and I had THE BEST time spending the day with these two and their families.

Jon, Lauren, Geoff and I road-tripped it up there the day before the wedding, so we made it in time to go to the dessert reception that David's mom organized that evening after the rehearsal dinner. Again, SUCH a great idea to have this if you can, as it gives the bride and groom more time with all of their guests (especially the out of town guests). The wedding day is so hectic, you are lucky if you get more than a couple minutes with your friends and family!

The morning of the wedding, I hitched a ride with David's mom to the salon where the girls were to get hair and makeup done. It was a BEAUTIFUL day.

LOVE this.

Meanwhile, Geoff went with all of the guys to the Cheesecake Factory (oh Cheesecake Factory - I love you so) for a little lunch.

And soon, it was time for them to get ready.

David cleans up pretty nice, right?!

OH GOSH - Geoff - you ROCKED this shot. I LOVE IT!

Back at Lara's parents house, Lara and her dad practiced their dance together. Love this shot - so sweet.

This shot was taken on a the seat of a wooden chair I spotted in the living room - I soon found out that it was a very special chair. I hear Lara's mom exclaim for the other room, "Lara! Look! She's using grandma's chair for the picture!". It was ADORABLE.

Time to get dressed!

Lara - seriously? You are STUNNING. Um....yeah.

Soon, it was 4:30pm. As I watched David watch Lara come down the aisle, I lost it. Lucky for me, I still managed to shoot even though I couldn't see past the tears. I LOVED this moment.

And a bubble send off to head to the reception!

Next two shots were taken in a parking garage - and look how hot they are!

Love the details.

Coolest cake shot ever.

There was PLENTY of dancing going on at their reception. The best part was watching everyone switch off wearing these glasses while they danced in the middle of the circle.

"Whhhoooooooaaaaa.....we're half way there! WHOA....OH! Livin' on a prayer!" (david, geoff and jon....just a bunch of crazy SCAD kids).

Last dance.

Congrats David and Lara - love you much and are SO happy for you. :)

Monday, August 25, 2008

New Stuff: Canvas Wraps

Check em' out - canvas wraps! And let me tell you - they are BEAUTIFUL.

This is Lori's canvas wrap that she got to showcase her beautiful bridal portrait at her wedding reception. She ordered the standard wrap, which is a 3/4 inch frame and can either be hung directly on the wall as is or dropped in a standard frame.

For those photographers who are reading this and interested where these come from - we get our wraps from the awesome Pixel 2 Canvas....their work is truly beautiful!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Erika and Brad: Sneak Peek

It's Sunday evening and I'm STILL tired from yesterday's wedding! Since it will be awhile until I get to the full blog post, I thought a sneak peek was in order.

Don't they look hot?!

Congratulations Erika and Brad - have fun on your honeymoon! :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Seth and Stephanie: Married!

Seth and Stephanie were married on the fourth of July. That's right - not a typo - FOURTH OF JULY. Dang, I'm SOOOO behind on blogging!

Last night as I was going through picking out some of my favorites for the blog, Geoff looked over at my screen and said, "geez, they look like they are straight out of a magazine or something." Um, yeah....Seth and Stephanie are one good looking couple!

I have been so anxious to blog this wedding, as I knew we got some great shots. The ceremony and reception were held at The Point Lake and Golf Club in Mooresville.....seriously beautiful venue, right on Lake Norman.

When we got there, the coordinator told me Stephanie would be getting ready in the ladies room. At first hearing this, I was a little nervous as to what the bathroom would actually look like. As soon as I walked in to see the red walls and black and white tiled flooring, I was SUPER excited. I couldn't have asked for a better getting ready space to shoot in.

I loved Stephanie's shoes.

With the ceremony start time literally 5 minutes away, we didn't have a whole lot of time to do Stephanie's bridal photos. So what did we do? "Stephanie, how about you just hop on up to the sink." Although her mom looked at us like we were nuts, Stephanie didn't hesitate. Again, I love it when my brides give me total control and trust my vision.

The bridal party was few in numbers, but perfect for their wedding day. Seth's sisters were his groomsmaids :) and Stephanie's sister was her maid of honor. Love the umbrellas!

Seth - looking super hot!

It's a good thing the ceremony was set up under a pavilion, as it started sprinkling soon after the start.

This very well may be my favorite first kiss shot ever.

(my view)

(Geoff's view)

Not only were these umbrellas cute, but they were functional (well, semi-functional). :)

It basically rained throughout our time for their mini portrait session, which was a bummer, as Geoff and I had scouted a lot of cool places to take them. So, we were confined to be underneath the pavilion. Even so, Stephanie and Seth still rocked it out!

Ummm....LOVE it. Seriously.

When Geoff and I first got to the property, we were a bit lost and stopped in to a convenience store to ask for directions. When we saw the huge lollipops, we thought...."why not?". We busted this guy out for their last couple of shots - just for fun.

Details - I LOVED all of the floral arrangements and centerpieces!

First dance....precious.

And their cake? Yeah.....loved it. I especially loved that it was placed in front of this mirror - made for some cool shots.

Candy bar! My fave.

Stephanie and Seth's family and friends were definitely the dancing type. The dance floor was packed the whole reception!

I always love a sparkler send-off!

Congratulations Seth and Stephanie - thanks for everything!