My first shoot with Kelly and Steve was during their Three Mile beach engagement session last year, and I knew these two were madly in love from that short time alone with them. Kelly is one of those people that loves details, and her wedding was no exception – from the impeccable dining arrangements to the absolutely gorgeous flowers (by her lovely Aunt Jackie), the lovely blinged-out cake to the fun photo booth props – all were catered to with a clear eye for design, color and good taste. Between the videographers, myself and my talented second-shooter Sam Fontejon, it was somewhat of a barely-controlled media circus – for the getting ready-stage, it seemed like organized chaos, yet Kelly kept her calm and helped everyone else do the same. Everyone was easygoing and friendly – a great way to start the day.
Kelly and I had talked before about some unique shots we both wanted to accomplish, and I’m happy to say that we were able to get those done and more amidst the craziness of W-Day. We had great fun posing in the fountain at Mom’s house, and once we arrived at the ceremony/reception location (Bridges Golf Club, San Ramon), we got some classic shots of Kelly mock-hitting a golf club off Steve’s prone face. I love it! We got some more amazing B&G photos in the tunnels, the golf cart, and a few shots “in the rough.”
What I will really remember from this wedding was how pretty much EVERYONE hit up the dance floor – old and young alike. I saw one dad practically do the splits among a circle of cheering dancers, and then another dad do some hip-hop breakdancing moves that made me sore just observing. Sam and I couldn’t help but dance along with everyone else while somehow shooting at the same time. What a blast. The tunnel of sparklers held by the guests for the B&G exit was a perfect end to the day, what a beautiful couple. Thanks so much for choosing GoodEye and big props to my buddy Sam for his second-shooter/photo booth awesomeness.
Here’s some photoboards of some of my favorites from the day, check out all the rest at www.GoodEyePhotography.com.
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