Fox Island Estate Wedding
Sarah and Philip basked in the beauty of their Fox Island Estate Wedding. Perfectly romantic in every way, their family friend’s property was an ideal setting to get married. Upon arrival at the estate I did a walkthrough the grounds. My first mission is always to locate where to have the first look and where the best spots are to take group photos.
One of the first things I noticed inside the house was this amazing spiral staircase. I found the perfect spot to showcase the dress because it had this stone arch that would frame it nicely, so I knew it was going to make the dress by Jian Ai pop.
Sarah wanted a photo of her popping champagne with her bridesmaids and I thought, yes please! Nothing says celebration more than a bottle of bubbles.
Again, I wanted to incorporate this beautiful staircase somehow with Sarah. She climbed up a few stairs and I shot her from above. You have to think and move quickly as a wedding photographer. I love the challenge. This was one of those shots where we have a couple minutes to nail it before we had to move on.
Boys will be boys. Consistently I do my best to create imagery that looks natural and unposed. Ironically, I’m usually directing and coaching people to “pose” with movement. The best way to do this is have people interact with each other.
I absolutely love it when couples write letters to each other because it’s always touching to see their reactions.
Sarah wanted to recreate this shot above from her mom’s wedding. I thought it was an awesome idea.
Sarah and Philip’s first look was so sweet. The sun was beating down in the middle of the day, so the best outside option for us was the front door of the house. Shade is always our friend for many reasons.
We went back inside real quick with the wedding party because I don’t get to use stairs very often. I learned the dramatization stairs can bring to imagery in film class.
Aren’t you just floored by how incredible Sarah looks being walked down the aisle by her parents?
Now that’s a wedding cake! Delicious work by Maribel’s Cakes!
There are many factors that make up a great wedding photographer and one of them is anticipating the moment and knowing where the best angle for that moment is going to be. I love the smile on their faces as Philip dips Sarah.
Happily Ever After, such a magical day.