The day after Jesse and I returned from our photography trade show and conference in Las Vegas, Kristin and were able to be a part of Anna and Ryan's intimate wedding. Before I went to the conference I was a little nervous that I might be worn out when I returned from our trip. Little did I know that the conference would be the most energizing experience I can remember in quite a long time. When the day came for the wedding, March 14 [which is Pi - as in the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter - day by no coincidence (Ryan in particular is a fan of all things scientific)], I was super excited to be a part of this couples day. And given that this was the smallest wedding I have photographed, it was extra special to be included. Because of Ryan and Anna's beautiful local (an historic home that is a part of the Holden Arboretum) and very personal day, I am now a huge fan of small weddings. The personal nature of the wedding gave it an extra special meaning, and the stress factor was super low because there was not a crowd worry about. Whether 10 or 300 guests, the depth and meaning of a wedding is determined by the love of the bride and groom, and it was this love between Anna and Ryan that truly made Pi day a great one.
I have always been a fan of layering a unique photo (like a shot of distressed old metal, etc.) over another shot to create what is know in photographer tech speak as a texture. This allows the photograph to take on a unique look, like that of a photo that has been aged. This wedding is the first wedding that I have spent a while creating works with textures, and I am pretty into it. The photo below is the first one, but you might be able to see a few more below.
The two shots below are by favorite of the day, but I like too many to limit it to these. It was a tough call. Kristin thought of the shot on the left, and I must give her credit. The shot on the right is in a study. The doorway was actually a hidden one that led to the basement, like off of an old movie. That was probably the best thing about this terrific house.
I didn't catch a lot of silly faces on this wedding, but the one below is nice.