Sarah and Josh were married last week, and what looked to be an unpleasant day for photographs surprisingly turned out to be a delight. In my five + years of full time shooting weddings, I have never witnessed bad weather ruining a wedding. Inclement weather might put a stumbling block in the way of photographs and all around fun, but the love of the bride and groom, and the excitement of friends and family coming together to celebrate this love, cannot be stopped by rain! All that being said, we were given a window of time after the ceremony with no rain, so Josh, Sarah, and the crew were able to spend some time near the Cleveland Museum of Art goofing around, while Kristin and I snapped some photos. It did sprinkle a bit on us at the end of our shooting, but no one seemed to mind one bit. All in all, the Sarah and Josh had a wonderful day and Kristin and I were happy to be a part of it.
This next shot was my favorite of the day. Josh decided to kiss Sarah on her head (with no help from us). This authentic movement of love is one of the greatest things a wedding photographer can hope to capture when shooting. You can see his care for her and her joy simultaneously. I'm sure this shot alone would allow them to remember how they felt on their wedding day for ages to come.
The building below is the Peter B. Lewis Business building at Case Western Reserve (where Sarah wend to medical school). Although I would never pay 67 million dollars to build a cool background for photographs, I am glad Case did. The building is a unique piece of art, and shooting there is always a privilege.