Wednesday, January 4, 2012

WEDDING | Simone & Dan

My 2nd wedding of the 2011 season was for my good friend from college, Simone. She and Dan have been together since high school, and their wedding was so uniquely them! Simone MADE HER OWN WEDDING DRESS!! It was one of the most DIY weddings I've ever photographed, and it was done so well. Everything took place at the Ducktrap Retreat in Lincolnville, ME and it was a perfect location for them to do it all their own way:

This is Simone putting together her bouquet, about an hour before the ceremony:

Her mom doing some finishing touches on the dress:

Adding the bustle ties:


Simone's brother, Aaron, married them and he read from his cell phone:

Love how they are looking at each other here:

I love them both!

Finishing touches on the bustle - she was practically sewn into that dress for the reception!

One of the most unique cakes I've ever seen at a wedding - each layer was made by a different
friend/family member and then it was frosted and decorated on-site!

Dan's mom, Robin:

Teaching everyone how to make an Irish Car Bomb:

Dan with his fraternity brothers:

Monday, January 2, 2012

WEDDING | Brian & Larry

I would not say I had a banner year. I shot 3 weddings and had a few portrait sessions, and that's it. I was very sad to have a less-than-splendid business year in the photography world, but it is bound to happen every now and again. Because I was disappointed in myself for having a bad year, I haven't been keeping up with my blog. Now that it's winter and I have absolutely no shoots coming up, I have the time and energy to share my 2011 work with you! Let's start with Brian and Larry's wedding. Brian is one of my sister's college friends who lives out in Aurora, Illinois (just west of Chicago). They flew me out there and put me up for a few nights so I could shoot their wedding, which was the first civil union to take place at Larry's Episcopalian church! Such a fun time, as you'll see from the photos...

This is their daughter, Julia:

Their best women, Aimee and Jenny:

Very formal:

The tail end of their red velvet armadillo cake (a la Steel Magnolias):

Larry's grandmother signing their guest book - great idea!:

Such a character!