We're a little behind in posting, having done 5 shoots in the past two weeks. But that being said we're over joyed to introduce our newest married couple Melissa + Matthew! You might remember their engagement from not too long ago. These are two adorable people. Melissa + Matthew are two of the most wonderfully warm and loving people - who we feel, are definitely the most patient and caring. ;)
This shoot was very special. Working with the couple we moved the tea ceremony to the day before which opened up so much time on the wedding day. The day was tight enough as it was scheduling wise, and in retrospect we think everything went so much smoother with the tea ceremony on the day before. So keep that in mind as an option y'all Asian brides. :)
Their bridal party was so supportive, travelling from all over the world, as far away as Hong Kong just to be part of their day. And talk about being troopers. Climbing staircases, blocking traffic, and all done in the rain - which, thanks to God, wasn't a huge down pour. ;)
The ceremony was held at the Knox Metropolitan church, and while we've shot in many united churches, restrictive for photography, or non-restrictive, this took the cake. Restricted to no more than 4 shots throughout the entire ceremony, one at the vows, the rings, the kiss and the signing of the register, it was clear.... we weren't about to follow that rule.
Thank-you so much for the kind and wonderful words you said about us at the reception, Melissa + Matthew. They mean so much to us. It's not us that deserves the props, it's you, for being such wonderful friends.
Kenneth + Elaine
Other notes on image 25 of 28:
We've often been asked whether we would mind if guests bring their cameras. "Not at all" is our answer. It's a family event, and people love to remember how the day went. But that said we always add that it would be so great if guests were to leave their cameras at home and really enjoy the day, leaving the job of capturing memories to the hired pros.
So here's an official encouragement to all of our couples to encourage their guests to leave their point and shoots, and their pro-slrs at home and soak in the day, the way a wedding day was really meant to be experienced - live and in person, rather than behind the viewfinder and LCD screen.