Even though we never met face to face prior to the wedding day, from my conversations with Brooke on the phone, I knew that I was going to love photographing this wedding.
So, I have shoe envy…Brooke and I talked about it and the fact that she would get to wear her georgeous Stewart Wietzman shoes and while I’m stuck in my “serviceable” Danskos; I’m sure it comes as no surprise to her that the shoes are making the blog!
Love when I’m able to get a nice “portrait” style image when it’s unexpected – this was taken while Brooke was getting her veil placed on prior to heading to the ceremony. Beautiful.
The next two photos are a study in contrasts…the champagne for in Brooke’s room with the Budweiser in Brad’s room.
This image was captured while Brooke was waiting in the church library for the ceremony to begin and has a small story that I’m sure will come back to Brooke any time she looks at this photo. Brad’s mom (Dee) was the soloist and this is when Brooke first heard her singing. I remember looking over at Brooke and just saying, “Wow!” Dee’s voice was so beautiful, both of us were almost in tears.
Thanks to my assistant who was holding a portable light, I got this dramatic lighting while they cut their cake.
These photos capture the essence of who Brooke and Brad are…fun and playful – the kind of people you want to be friends with.