Monday, September 28, 2009

Bella Sera Wedding of Kate and Nick

Saturday, 9/26, I had the pleasure of photographing Kate and Nick's beautiful wedding at Bella Sera in Canonsburg. Even though it was raining throughout the day we barely noticed. When the time came for some of those "special shots" we just did em as we could find em, and in a place as beautiful as Bella Sera, that isn't too difficult, if you know where to look.

Thank you guys, it was an honor to be a part of your day. Hope you enjoy Aruba and I'll see you when you get home!

Prepping for the day

Beautiful gown by Alfred Angelo

Over the top, be careful of the hair!

Isn't Kate stunning? Flowers by Reed and Petal.

Nick sharing a little man love before the ceremony

Kate watches the processional just before she begins her walk

All their best friends attended, two and four legged

A tearful toast by Kate's sister Kristin

High fives for getting through the toasts without too many tears

First dance

Father daughter dance

Kate's grandfather is in his 90's and can still cut the rug

Wedding / Reception: Bella Sera
Dress: Alfred Angelo
Hair: Exquisite Salon, Hopewell, PA

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

TastyCake ring shot

People talk about trying to find creative ways to photograph rings at weddings. How about keying in on something significant to the bride, groom or their family? It may, or may not, translate to everyone, but to the people truly important it will be a special image. For Cara and Andy I photographed their rings atop TastyCakes, which is very significant to them.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Philadelphia / Overbrook Golf Club Wedding

It's hard to put into words just how incredibly special it was to photograph Cara and Andy's wedding in Philadelphia over the Labor Day weekend. They are two of the most wonderful people I've had the pleasure and honor to photograph in my 30+ in this business. From the moment we met I could fee the chemistry they share and knew right then this was going to be an amazing wedding.

Toni and I arrived Thursday afternoon in time for the rehearsal. Right from the start everyone made us feel like family. On Saturday it seemed I couldn't make photos fast enough because there was SO much beautiful emotion flowing, it was hard to capture it all. And when Cara finally walked down the aisle Andy's expression was priceless -- and captured in vivid detail by Toni, shooting from the church balcony. As they exited the church Andy 'high fived' his way out to his cheering family and friends.

When Cara selected the date of her wedding she did so based on one thing -- The Vincent James Band. She asked what dates they had available and picked the date of her wedding accordingly. I have to say it was a good decision. These guys ROCKED the house! If anyone is getting married in the Philadelphia area, or any area for that matter, you need to check out this band.

After such a mind blowing wedding I wasn't sure if we would be able to keep up the same intensity during our "After Shoot" around Philadelphia on Sunday. But oh my did we ever! Our first stop? Geno's, of course! "Wiz wit," thank you very much! And not a drop spilled on the gown. Good job, Cara!

We would like to thank Cara, Andy and all their family and friends from the bottom of our hearts for such a fabulous weekend and for making us feel like a part of your family. We can't wait to see you again!

All our love,
Toni and Terry

Cara's parents, getting ready for a wedding!

The beautiful bride

Leaving for the wedding

Last words of advice from dad

Photograph by Toni

Andy's dad

High fives all the way!

First dance

Cara's grandmother was rockin it out all night

A tearful toast

Father daughter dance

The dance floor was always hopping!

Wiz Wit!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I'm back!

After a week out of town for a killer wedding, I'm back and spinning like a twirling dervish trying to catch up, return calls, process work from last week and edit the Philly shoot. Whew! I LOVE my job!! Can't wait to share some images from these two amazing weddings, hopefully later today!