My next clients, Emily & Mark needed a Greensboro, NC wedding photographer and, well, of course I’ll travel there, for their Our Lady of Grace wedding and the Hayloft wedding reception! Just in case you missed their Engagement Session photography, you can recount my embarrassing statement of “You look like you belong on TV” and, guess what, she is (Weather person for Fox 8 in Greensboro, NC). Well, their wedding date finally arrived and I thrilled to be their photographer.
When I first entered the church for the wedding ceremony, I was literally floored. I love Catholic churches and this one was absolutely breathtaking. The stonework, adornments, colors and LIGHT all make for great wedding photography. Yes, I had another church with light in it! I have certainly withdrawn a few light credits from my wedding photography bank account so I am sure to run into a few Scottish dungeons soon. :) (I love the Scots, just saying your wedding dungeons are dark!).
Meeting up with Emily in her dressing room was, well, exciting! I hadn’t seen her since our engagement photography session in Raleigh and to be greeted with a warm hug and laughs just always sets a wonderful tone for the day! Emily was still getting ready so I had a chance to get photographs of her, her shoes, close friends, families and the wedding dress! I know I have mentioned it before but doing the wedding preparation photography is a favorite of mine… it’s just a wonderful time full of nerves, smiles, laughter and just raw emotion. Emily certainly had all of these going on and we got some great stuff in the room.
While she was getting dressed, I had a few moments to catch up with Mark upstairs. Shot a few portraits of him with his best man with a beautiful stained glass window before heading back down to meet Emily. Off to the ceremony we go (but not before grabbing a mini portrait of her in the church stairwell 5 minutes before the wedding). The ceremony was beautiful and, let me say again, what a beautiful church and the photography aspect was gorgeous!!! After the wedding ceremony, I got my favorite exit shot of the year. This one was not posed, just a quick kiss while they were walking out.
After the wedding, we headed off to the Hayloft for the wedding reception. Having never been there I was anticipating, well, shooting in a barn hayloft. What a cool place to have a wedding reception! We had a few minutes for more photography outside and a couple of these shots ended up on my portfolio. After the dances & dinner, the DJ got everyone moving and the Elvis impressions were unveiled (friends & relatives of the couple, not the couple themselves). A few more hours of partying and awesome photography, I capped the night off by spying on the newlyweds a bit and grabbing a few GREAT photographs of them dancing alone, outside.
Congratulations to you both Emily & Mark! You have both been incredible to work with and thank you so much for having me as your wedding photographer.
Wedding Planner: Brenda Cooper – Greensboro, NC
Wedding: Our Lady of Grace – Greensboro, NC
Reception: The Hayloft – Greensboro, NC
DJ: Fivestar Entertainment – Fayetteville, NC
Flowers: Herron House Florist – Greensboro, NC
Cake: Ganache – Greensboro, NC
Caterer: Painted Plate – Greensboro, NC