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, April 22, 2009

Kristy and Russ: "Day After Session"



On any given wedding day, it is rare that we have more than 20 minutes to shoot pictures of the bride and groom. In fact, a lot of the time we have far less than that even. It's actually very stressful to "work the magic" when we know we have mere minutes to shoot. And usually, the couple is anxious to get to the reception anyway. So what's the answer? Well, there's a couple options in my humble opinion. A - See each other before the ceremony for a "first look" with pictures to follow. B - Restrict the number of family pictures after the ceremony.....cut down the list to only what is absolutely essential. C - Have a "day after" session - whether it's literally the day after the wedding, a month after, a year after......or in the case of Kristy and Russ.....right after the reception ended.

After the reception was over, we still had plenty of daylight and the gorgeous grounds of Graylyn to take advantage of....so we did. Instead of frantically cramming in a few minutes of pictures after the ceremony, we took close to a full hour to walk around Graylyn shooting.





















12 comments:

Lindsay said...

WOW! That is all I can say! Cheyenne, your photos are so hot and stylish! You are completely brilliant!

Abbi said...

Wow! What a great location and what great shots! You are amazing. I love the one where she's leaping into his arms and her gowns all blurry. :)

Caroline Ghetes said...

Thee are absolutely gorgeous, Cheyenne! Amazing job!

Krista said...

i LOVE this shoot! you are amazing!!! what actions are you using?

Logan said...

Amazing!

Kristy Powell said...

okay i had seen most of these from the slideshow and of course i love them, those are some of the most precious moments of the day captured on film (not the most). but that second photo, i had not seen it yet. I LOVE IT CHEYENNE! that is way a favorite. thank you.

Rhendy Amador said...

These images are some of the most inspiring I've ever seen. Thank you for sharing them.

Amanda said...

the first one is breathtaking!! Love these

Laura said...

This bride is outstanding. I fell in love with her starting with the bridal shoot you did in the theatre. Her gown is incredible and their wedding and day-after pictures have an amazing magical, fairy-tale feel in a time-gone-by sort of way.

Five stars with this couple!

Beth Morgan said...

Absolutely lovely and DELISH!!! The post processing is perfection. You nailed it once again!

Studio222 Photography said...

Insane! So good.

JARED said...

cheyenne. these are absolutely your best. i am in love with every one of them. ps: maria and i will be in charlotte in like 40 some odd days. can't wait to hang out with you guys.