I love a bride with great ideas. I met Megan and Reed when we did one of my favorite engagement shoots together, which included some fabulous locations that we’ve revisited since. The Love Letter Murals are always a lot of fun with a couple, and Megan’s willingness to splash through a particularly muddy and filthy day for some fun photos was real gift and I was excited to collaborate with her on her wedding photography.
Part of the joy of wedding photography is working with the bride to capture her vision in wedding photos. There are those brides who want you to take the reins and tell the story of their day completely through your own eye, and those for whom part of the fun is trolling Pinterest to develop their vision of the photography. Pinterest can be both a blessing and a curse to wedding photographers. For some brides it sets up unrealistic expectations of what is really possible amidst the the chaos of the wedding day. Many of the images they fall in love which are actually styled shoots using models and lighting that can’t always be accomplished in the time allocated for photos, or the light is wrong or the wedding party is drunk, or a million other factors that end up causing more stress than fun. Megan’s attitude of having a ton of ideas including a closed eye first look, bubbles and a sparkler exit, but using them more as inspirations for the day and keeping the ones that worked when the time came, and tossing the ones that would have been too much.
After a sweet ceremony, photos were taken at the rustic home of a family friend, where we were treated to beautiful views of lush fall trees. Megan and Reed are such genuine people, with an easy, romantic elegance about them, and from her ideas, I knew that posing them in more classic, pretty poses felt like a natural match for two. The James A Michener Art Museum is a stunning venue for an elegant wedding. Upon entering the Art Museum, the guests were treated to a tented cocktail hour, where a cartoonist was available for fun guest charicatures. The crisp, clean color scheme of pink, gold, and navy blue felt like a romantic Parisian bistro. Pale pink and white peony, roses and hydrangas with touches of glittery gold everywhere from the bridal bouquet to the vases filled with floating candles. Pink and navy blue signs in gold frames carried the theme. As guests enter the reception, the museum walls lift to expose an all glass structure surrounded beautifully lit brick walls and surrounded by the museum’s stunning sculpture garden where guests could step out and enjoy a beautifully warm fall evening.
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