Wow…it has been too long since we last posted something! Things have been extremely busy around here, and with all the work needing to be done, it seems that the blog is the thing that had to give. Thus..no posts! |And it sure was another busy weekend: a rehearsal dinner session on Friday for a totally different wedding, the big wedding on Saturday, engagement photos from one of our 2011 couples on Sunday, and even today we have another session in a few hours. Getting back into the swing of it now, though, and wanted to post some images from this past weekend’s wedding. What a great time we had!
I started out the day in the morning at the salon in Belleville with the girls. It was a rainy morning, which always has the chance to stress out the bride. Or, more accurately, almost always freaks her out completely. But, when I saw Amy, she was as calm as could be. They were just finishing up her makeup, and there was not a bit of stress to be seen. Definitely a good sign for the day…a relaxed bride goes further than anything to ensuring a productive day. All the girls were eventually finished, and they all looked great. And even better news…the rain was gone!
We headed out to Freeburg for the wedding. It was held at St. Joseph’s church…a very beautiful Catholic church, and once we saw the place, we could not wait to start shooting. We did some of the guys and girls separate before the ceremony, and when we did the guys, Josh would not believe us when we told him how calm Amy was. He was convinced we were lying, but she was as calm as could be.
The ceremony was very nice…the smiles were on all the faces of the people there. These two are obviously very loved by their friends and family. We took care of all the family photos immediately after, and when that was done, we headed out for the rest of the bridal party shots. Wow…this group sure knew how to kickback and have a good time. It was a lot of fun! When that was all wrapped up, it was on to the reception for dinner, drinks, and dancing. Several highlights for me of the reception were the toasts by the best man and maid of honor, the father/daughter dance, and all the kids running around and sliding on their knees. When it was all over, we had been there a little over 10 hours. It was a long day, but it was so worth it.
There are so many different types of weddings…fun and relaxed, regal and formal, small and simple, large and extravagant. Even with the tradition and ceremony of the Catholic mass, this one was still definitely much more of a fun and relaxed one. We had a great time with Amy, Josh, and everyone else. We love our job!