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. :)
Here's a shot that Assistant Sallee grabbed - she's a natural. :)
Perfect, no? :) Congratulations, Julie and Pat!!!