I've heard other people say they get tired of weddings, but every year I still feel the same—I love photographing weddings. They're fun, often exciting, always different and very special. A couple like the one I worked with at the Hyatt Regency Newport on May 12, 2007 are all those things to the tenth degree. Jessie and Jeff came to me with a ton of exuberance and I was looking forward to their wedding from the moment they booked me. These two just screamed love and we had a great time—taking formal photos around Newport for a couple of hours, having a beautiful ceremony at the Hyatt Lighthouse and then just having a big ol' party all night long. Here are a few of my favorite photographs:
I don't know if the image below sized for online viewing can possibly get across the excitement and joy that was this bride.
I try to find different ways to pose a bridal party. It's tough, sometimes there isn't much to do other than to line them up (and oftentimes that's exactly what couples' parents want). I've got some more posed versions, but I thought this was fun.
This one's somewhat of a you had to be there/know the bride type of photo, but I thought it was a cute look at Jessie peeking into the ballroom before being introduced.
Jessie and Jeff did a tango for their first dance and it was a lot of fun. They started with a rose which almost hit me as they tossed it away.
The photo shoot around Newport was a great way to start the day and here at Forty Steps on the Cliff Walk is where Jeff proposed.