Shooting engagement photos, on top of a ladder 100′ above the ground is Brittany and Adams idea of a good time!
Adam is a Raleigh firefighter and Brittany’s dad was a fireman before he retired, so firefighters hold a special place in her heart. She was also quite comfortable climbing in and around a fire truck. I had a ball shooting these photos! I want to thank the guys at station #20 for all their help.
Benji and Irene are both in medical school: he is studying to become a doctor and she is about to graduate as a physician’s assistant. Beauty + brains + two of the nicest people you could ever meet = a rare combination. But what is even more unusual, is that Irene’s last name is “Gung” and Benji’s is “Ho”. They joked about having a real “Gung Ho” wedding and boy did they ever!
Photographing this wedding was a real honor for me. The groom’s brother, Jimmy, is an outstanding wedding photographer in Miami. He, of course, could not shoot his brother’s wedding so he put out the call to find another photographer. I was delighted to be selected.
Benji and Irene were married in spectacular fashion, high above Miami at the Miami Sky Terrace. The day was picture perfect. The couple had a traditional Western ceremony followed later by a Chinese tea ceremony. Benji’s brother, Jimmy even showed me a few new tricks, including a “sparkler heart”. I appreciate his help. I guess you CAN teach an old dog a thing or two!
Lester and Abbey had done everything right. They planned their destination wedding to Savannah for months. Family and friends had committed to making the trip from all over the country. Everything was in place for the perfect wedding. Then, the morning of the wedding, it started to rain, and rain, and rain. It was one of those storms that showed no sign of letting up.
Savannah is a scenic city that features some beautiful spots to photograph. Abbey had presented me with a shot list of photos and exterior locations already picked out. I drove down to Georgia two days prior to the wedding to check out the various locations for myself. I was excited to be able to shoot in one of the prettiest towns in the South.
But the rain could not dampen the spirit of this wonderful couple. Abbey and Lester took it all in stride and we made the best of it. We did get some beautiful weather the day before the wedding to shoot a “short engagement” session so at least they will have some lovely exterior shots. Even though we were not able to shoot in all the locations that we wanted, I think you will agree that the emotion and joy of their special day was captured in spite of the rain.