From the minute Kat and Min pulled into the visitor’s center at Batsto Village and, with the most trusting smiles, agreed to turn right back around and drive out to a completely different spot I had seen on the way in, I knew it was going to be a great session. That feeling was only solidified when they got out of the car and I saw that they could not have been wearing more perfect outfits for the location I had just brought them to. It was almost like we had envisioned the exact same set of shots without so much as a word to each other.
Once the session started rolling, I knew my job was going to be beyond easy. Kat was quick to laugh, and Min was whatever combination of happy or romantic I asked him to be. They traipsed through inches of mud in the freezing cold wearing fancy clothes all while putting up with my bad jokes and I love them for it. Below are some favorites of what we came away with!
Can't wait to celebrate your wedding in May you two!
Besides death and taxes, change is one of the few inevitable things in life… it doesn’t matter if you’re happy or miserable with the way things are currently… eventually, it comes. 2014 was a year of changes for Lauren Brimhall Photography. We moved across the country AGAIN, had a second child, renovated a house, and somewhere along the way our photography evolved by leaps and bounds.
This post is intended to take pause for a moment and acknowledge this past year, at least in terms of photography. We have been inspired by so many of the amazing photographers at www.fearlessphotographers.com, and let that inspiration be our guide to producing even more impactful and journalistic work.
From the very first email/consultation, it was painstakingly obvious what a truly special couple Dora & Martin are. From the way they looked at each other, talked about each other, held each other; everything just screamed that these two were totally and unconditionally in love. It’s the kind of love that grows out of years of friendship, seeing each other through thick and thin, and patiently waiting a short lifetime to find the one person you were at one point certain just didn’t exist.
Martin wanted to give Dora the fairytale wedding of her dreams. There was no bridezilla and no expectations on Dora’s part, but Martin agonized over every aspect of planning the perfect wedding none-the-less. I believe that, in a way, the wedding represented the type of future he wanted to give her from that day forward. And judging by the results, Dora is in for many more years of being among the most spoiled and appreciated women out there, and I am so so happy for them both.
A special thanks goes out to Jason Marino for trekking in all the way from Arizona to shoot this one-of-a-kind California wedding with me. He did a bang-up job covering the guys getting ready and is also responsible for a couple of other photos on this blog!
Often times with my couples, I wonder… why did they choose ME as their wedding photographer? Sometimes it isn’t until their actual wedding day that I finally have the opportunity to really find out the answer to that question, and it definitely varies.
In Katie and Tom’s case, I think we tend to attract the people who are most like ourselves. I’ll admit, I didn’t see it at first. But come their wedding day, when they forgot all about the cameras and the stress of planning, I had the opportunity to really observe them just being THEM. And there it was: The fun, spontaneous, up-for-anything-and-just-a-little-bit-quirky type of couple I enjoy working with most :)
This was my first time shooting at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA, so I was extra excited to see what I could get out of this unique venue and location. I was grateful to be accompanied by an awesome second photographer in Scott Vuocolo, who covered the guys getting ready and a couple of other shots on this blog. I hope the couple is as thrilled with the results as I am!
The couple decided on a "first look," which worked out well with the sun setting a bit earlier this time of year and allowed us to monopolize on the beautiful Fall light for their portraits!
And now that we're done with awesome portrait overkill, onto their beautiful outdoor ceremony in front of the SteelStacks! The flames on the arch are actually on a random timer, so I was thrilled when they kicked on just as the couple was announced husband and wife.
At last they were free to dance the night away! I didn't peg them for cake smashers, but being that most of my couples are, I shouldn't have been surprised! Also, super glad I pushed them to go out for a quick night shot... or two!
The Gramercy Mansion in Baltimore, MD, has for a long time been one of my favorite venues to photograph at. The grounds are sculpted but not in a way that looks cookie cutter and staged, and every time I’m there I continue to find new photo opportunities to be had.
Having great couples to work with only makes the experience that much better, and not only do Michelle and Rob have a fantastic sense of humor, they were very much into photos, and put a lot of faith in my vision for shots.
Theirs was a full-on military wedding, and Michelle is now officially an Army Wife! It’s been a while since I’ve shot the dress blues, and I fully enjoyed what was actually my first Saber arch, Saber champagne pop, and cake cutting. So photo set full of Saber overkill, here we go!
Big thanks to Jim Heine for doing an awesome job second shooting and covering the guys getting ready!
Michelle and Rob, thanks for making me laugh and serving me such delicious food! Since you asked, I’d rate it in the top 10 guest meals I’ve had in over 100 weddings… you’ll have to provide me with the name of your caterer so I can recommend them to future Gramercy brides… for my own selfish reasons of course…