Thursday, October 29, 2009

Trash the Dress: Mrs. Huyck

October 18, 2009

I was so very excited to do this session. It was my first ever trash the dress session but it's the kind of photography I love the most: people dressed up nice, freedom of location, unlimited photo time, like the wedding without all the scheduling restrictions... Kristin "Thome" Huyck got married back at the end of August and though I did not do her wedding photos (I was doing Susan and Sean's wedding that day), she chose me to do this fun session with her. Kristin LOVES to have her photo taken, and she's good at it, so she was a great subject for me to work with.

I met the Kristins (Thome and my roommate, Kristin Oole... we'll call them by their last names for clarity's sake!) at Thome Orchards, Thome's father and family's apple farm. They have tons of property full of color and it was perfect for us to explore. We spent almost three hours out there going crazy. Luckily Thome's dress was already a little messy because her wedding day was rainy and thus a bit muddy, but it wasn't too bad so we made sure we didn't really "trash" the dress (it's beautiful isn't it?). So all you ladies out there, "trash the dress" doesn't necessarily require you to trash it!

This kind of session is super fun to do! You don't even have to be married, just get a nice outfit and find a contrasting location. But anyway, come spring when I desperately need some photography fun after a long winter, I am anxious to get to do more of these sessions, so brides (and others!) please give me a call! Trust me, it's a good time! Just ask Thome.

Oh, and I will comment on the "Twilight" apple/hand shot... I'm not a big Twilight fan but the Kristins are and we were surrounded by apples... it had to be done.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Joe & Trisha's Wedding

October 16, 2009

My last wedding of the year was held on a chilly but sunny afternoon back in my hometown of Harrison. Joe and Trisha are a couple of people I went to high school with so I've known them for quite some time. And they had a HUGE wedding party (nine attendants on either side), also consisting of a lot of HHS graduates. As one of the reception guests said, it was like a high school reunion!

Jess Furrow and I got to the church before the bridal party to scope it out because we weren't able to make the reception the night before. Brown's Corners was actually the first church I went to three years ago when I first tried out my Nikon D50 (I was just taking a few shots of my friends' wedding, nothing professional just yet). A little nostalgia there. A little before one, the girls started to arrive and we got shooting.

Big wedding parties mean A LOT of people to wrangle for photos. It was tricky but we managed. However, everyone was ready to head to the reception immediately after the alter formals, so I wasn't sure what we would do for all the portraits I wanted to take! Trisha is such a pretty girl, I didn't want to miss out on my bride and groom photos, especially. Well the opportunity presented itself as I followed the bus of wedding party members to Clare. They stopped a little roadside park for photos. We did some there and then one of the bridesmaids and I (thanks Sam!) planned out our next stop at Island Park for the bride and groom photos. It worked perfectly! The lighting was great as just enough sun was coming through the beautiful fall foilage above, and Joe was definitely in the mood for some entertaining shots, so we got it done!

At the reception I got a chance to talk to a few people I haven't seen in awhile from back in high school. That's always nice to do. It was cut a bit short because we had work to do, but it was nice to see everyone having a good time together!

Thanks again to Joe and Trisha. Hope the honeymoon was fabulous. Enjoy your photos, we'll get working on that album soon!

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