Thursday, June 25, 2009

Jessica and Doug wedding: Part I

Jessica and Doug had a very traditional but really nice wedding. Most churches are very tall, long and narrow but the one they chose, was short and wide. The color of the walls were very light and the main entrance had gorgeous natural light, which Caroline and I were happy about because we weren't allowed to use flash :) We both really love natural light and only used our flashes during the reception.

Before the ceremony, we met up at the bride's mother's house to take a few photos of Jessica getting ready. The bride layed out her rings, invitations, and any other accessories she thought Caroline would need to photograph. I love it when brides care about details and see the importance about photography and the difference it can make on their big day.

The brides mom had a cute little display in her bedroom which served as a nice backdrop to photograph The Dress. Here is Jessica's stunning dress:

I think she looks just gorgeous here. We did a few portraits in their nicely decorated home, since it was over 100 degrees outside.

I was in love with the grooms boutonniere. It was pretty unique

The programs for the ceremony....and the boutonniere, again :)

The bride and groom did not see each other before the ceremony. Once we finished with her portraits at the house, she slipped back out of her dress because it was too hot outside to be driving around in it. So as soon as we arrived at the church, she slipped right back into it. I just adore this picture of Jessica's reaction as her mother helps her with her dress. She looks so giddy and excited and just so happy. It's one of the favorites from the day

Sharing a nice moment with her sister and maid of honor

Last picture for today. The church has strict rules about moving around alot during the ceremony. With permission, I stationed myself at the front right side of the church, so I would have a good view of the bride and groom and be able to capture any emotions during the ceremony. Caroline was so awesome to rent me a 70-200mm 2.8L lens. I always knew that was a great lens, but I completely fell head over heals in love with it once I used it. The bokeh is spectacular and it's pretty sharp. I had that lens on my camera for a whole hour, and yes it totally killed my arms and neck, but it was so worth it. Here is a picture of the lens so you can get an idea of what I'm talking about:

And here's one of the images I snapped during the ceremony with that awesome lens:

I get to use it again this weekend since I will be second shooting another wedding with Caroline, yay!! Part II coming soon with lots of more photos of the reception.


Caroline said...

These are great, Jackie. Thank you SO MUCH for shooting with me! I really appreciate all of your hard work.

Mike Richards said...

Wow, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your B&W Conversions! Great captures!

cassandra m said...

gorgeous photos jackie. you are really shining these days. i love your images. the toning on these is especially nice. that last shot rocks!