Monthly Archives: June 2010

Kimberly & Jon’s French Creek Country Club Wedding

Kimberly and Jon’s day might have been HOT but the day was smooth and they were both so cool all day long. Even starting the day with the hair dresser’s power out…Kimberly improvised. When the power was out at the reception…they rolled with it (fortunately French Creek had generators to keep the power on!). Everything fell into place with thanks to God…and they have Him to thank for finding each other. What a perfect couple and I was honored to witness this…

This was the sister of Kelly from last year and although it was in the same church and reception location, I worked very hard to make it look different as possible. But one thing remained the same apparently…this is an email from Kelly after I put the slideshow online…

“…it was great seeing you at Kim and Jon’s wedding.  It brought back memories of how you were such a “calming” presence on my wedding day.  You were so laid back and just helped me relax the whole day!  I talked to Kim and she felt the same way.:) Thanks again.”

That being said…here are my favorite moments from the day…

I rarely get to see this, bride and groom zooming away in the dark to the hotel before leaving for the honeymoon!

Kim’s face is just amazing…

Josh, one of the groomsmen, and one of my grooms from last year, actually called his wife and asked if he was really supposed to wear these socks…

A little blurry, yes, but walking backwards with the couple down the aisle isn’t exactly easy to do, but this is a great moment of joy

This isn’t exactly joy…but hilarious…note ring pillow on the ground and puckering lip of the flower girl…

Reading Jon’s note to her…Jon reading her note was about the same reaction

Aileen + Nick’s Philadelphia Wedding

Aileen and Nick were just awesome to photograph! Their emotion and love for each other was worn on their sleeves. With the third wedding in eighteen months for Aileen’s family, they were certainly experts at this point. It was an incredible day despite needing a knife to cut through the heat and humidity! Enjoy their story…

Nick asked me one question when they met with me long ago…will you make me look good? I tried and believe I succeeded. He is a great guy and we all had a good time despite blazing heat…did I mention it was hot this summer for EVERY wedding!

No idea what they were talking about…but they do…

Nick’s range of emotion were great…Mom wiping away that tear

Right place…right time…and a little luck. Actually I was watching here the entire time Nick and Aileen went out for a little dance after dinner. The light happened to be positioned just right and BANG…got it!

Photography during the dancing is as much about listening as it is watching…this was happening across the dance floor from me and I heard it…welcome to the family Nick!

Terri + Drew’s Wedding

Thanks to shooting Drew’s brother’s wedding a few years ago, it was almost a foregone conclusion that I’d at least be considered for Drew and Terri’s wedding. Although we didn’t have a chance to connect on an engagement session…photographing their wedding was like photographing family. Yes, it was HOT but you would never know by their attitude throughout the day.

There were lots of great, funny, moments throughout the day, here are my favorites…

Poetic for me…that is her Dad’s shadow on the wall to the right…as he is seeing his daughter in her dress for the first time

It was hot, but this moment is about holding it together which Terri was trying to do all day long!

I don’t think I need to comment on this…

I don’t recall what was in the shot they all did, but Terri’s Mom didn’t think it tasted all that great!

Me - June 14, 2010 - 1:37 PM

Terri and Drew,

The whole day was beautifuly as are the pictures! Thank you for including me and have fun on your Honeymoon!

Love you,
Neena