Molly + Carlos
August 13th, 2016
When I first met with Molly and her mother they had explained to me what their wedding was going to be like. They told me that it was a small backyard wedding. I was so excited to hear that. 1. I love smaller weddings because it is easier to maneuver around everyone and shoot photos. 2. A backyard wedding surrounding a pool sounded so nice. (Honestly probably what I'll want for my own wedding). 3. I was honestly super psyched about not having to switch venues.
Having the wedding and reception at the same location just makes the most sense to me and is 1000x easier to shoot because I don't have to run across town for the reception right after the ceremony. I get to take my time and make sure I get all of the shots that I need. Bouncing around between bridal prep and shooting detail shots of the venue was really nice. I got to just pop in and out and give the bride some space.
The Bride and Groom both gave me complete creative control and just let me go for it. They let me just shoot. Occasionally they'd ask me for a specific photo that they really wanted, but other than that they just let me do my thing. Which, in my opinion, always yields the best photos.
Molly and Carlo's wedding was very different from the weddings I have previously shot. Not different in a bad way. Different in a unique and creative way. Super traditional weddings can get super monotonous and boring after awhile. They found a way to mix it up while keeping it very classy at the same time. Between the decorations, the cake, the ceremony, I was very impressed with the whole event and was very excited to get the photos edited and sent back to the bride and groom.
Immediately after the ceremony, I like to shoot portraits of just the bride and groom together. Originally I had thought there was going to be a little more time between the end of the ceremony and sundown. So when it came time to shoot the portraits, it was dark. Luckily I brought my LED light panels and I put them to work. I grabbed my lights and a family member's old VW Bug and began shooting. This is what I cam up with:
Molly, Carlos, and their families were all wonderful to shoot, talk to, and hang out with for the night. The entire event went smoothly and never missed a beat. I came home feeling accomplished and knew that they'd end up with photos that they will love forever. I wish Molly and Carlos the best. Congratulations.