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

Friday, December 4, 2009

Belk Chapel Wedding - Julie and Pat - Married

We really like Julie and Pat. Two of the nicest, most chill people ever. Made for a very smooth wedding day. Luckily, we had great weather.....until after the ceremony when we were slated to shoot the bridal party and Julie and Pat together...the VERY dark clouds started to roll in giving us very little light to work with. I shot Julie and Patrick's portraits uptown with my ISO up to 2000 - I was glad for my Mark II in that moment....and the street light. :)

Fun fact about this wedding - we actually had an assistant/third shooter come along. Her name was Sallee - and actually - she is my mother. :) Is she a photographer, you ask? Well, no....she's a nurse...but on this day, she was a photographer. In from California for a few days, she begged us to allow her to come along for a wedding. We told her she couldn't come unless she shot, which totally freaked her out. But, armed with a 5D and a 50 1.8 on automatic (and a lesson about how to turn the camera on), she wasn't half bad. :) And really, we appreciated the extra hands to help us with the photobooth and other odds and ends. So, a special thanks to Assistant Sallee. We love you.

Julie and Pat's vendors:

Ceremony: Belk Chapel at Queens University
Reception: The Westin
Hair/Makeup: Kymm of Who's the Fairest
Flowers: The Flower Diva
Cake: Cake Expressions by Lisa
DJ: Bethany of All the Right Grooves

When I pulled Julie's dress out of the bag, I immediately recognized the appliques as Paloma Blanca - the same designer that was my wedding dress! Made me happy. :)

Special thanks to Kymm for wearing big enough hoops that I could shoot through them. :) Love you, girl!

While Patrick and his guys got ready at The Westin, Julie's mom rented out the Claudia Belk room on Queen's campus. I loved this room - huge, tall windows with a whole lotta light let in. I may or may not have moved 75 or so conference chairs out of the way to shoot Julie getting dressed in front of these windows. It was totally worth it. :)

Love this!

Here's a shot that Assistant Sallee grabbed - she's a natural. :)

Perfect, no? :) Congratulations, Julie and Pat!!!


Charlotte Wedding Photographers Rachel Fesko said...

Okay... so the picture with the groomsmen about ready to make a toast looks like Napoleon giving his men a speech before battle... great shots!

Stephanie Lynn Photography said...

Love the garter shot. Elegant & Sexy at the same time. Very nicely done.

Corinna Hoffman Photography said...

Love the ring shots and the pix of the couple around the city :)

wedding blogs said...

all the pics are beautiful but i loved the one of ring ceremony

www.inspireddesignsblog.com said...

I love your work! It's so artsy yet still classy! nice job!! :)

Katelyn James said...

eww... wrong link:) haha!

Cristy Cross said...

You so so so rock it girl and boy schultz. I cannot tell you enough how awesome your shots are. So creative and artistic. I love the composition. Thanks for challenging me to work on my composition more.
I want to do a wedding with you guys some time if I'm ever in good 'ol Charlotte :) Or, if you are ever in New Mexico/Texas I would love to have you come and shoot with me.