When Miranda and Ryan met up with me before the wedding to chat up the details we joked a bit about Miranda being a Finest Moments "blog stalker" (their words). All kidding aside, you might notice that there are quite a few comments on other weddings throughout the past year from a "Miranda". This is not a coincidence - the wedding that is below is of this very Miranda who is a faithful contributor to our blog (you may have viewed her engagment shot on the blog last summer). We met years back when I photographed her sister's wedding. From my perspective as the photographer, it is always a great honor for someone to want you to shoot their wedding after having experienced your work in the past. For Miranda and Ryan it was even more of an honor because of her passion for our work, but with this honor comes great responsibility. I had a tall order to fill, and it was my intention to give Miranda and Ryan something that was unique without being gimmicky - something that was new but that still had the Finest Moments look which they chose - something that was representative of their personality and our artristry.
For her sister's wedding a few years ago, we stopped at a little carnival on the way to the wedding and shot a few pics. Miranda wanted something special for her wedding day as well and an old time custard shot seemed like a good fit. We had some fun and got a few terrific pics. Most brides are not willing to do much before their wedding - so this excurstion made for a one-of-a-kind pre-wedding stop.
I love the face on the bottom left - it is a classic.
Ryan and Miranda got the guys custom made cufflinks that matches each of the guys personality in some way. I was a huge fan of this personal touch.
If you look closely you can see Ryan tearing up.
Kristin thought of this next pose and it was a winner!
The shot below is a bit nutty if you are not Ryan or Miranda - but I had to include it for fun sake.
The pic to the bottom left is just awesome. And the pic to the right needs a warning - "Watch out boy she'll chew you up - Oh here she comes - She's a maneater!"
Normally I don't put shots of the bridal party entering the hall, but the naked baby with the bowtie earns a place in the top pics.
In the evening we went outside the reception and shot a few pics with the sun low in the horizon (and a few night shots). This is a great time for Miranda and Ryan to simply enjoy each other and think about the day while it was still happening.
This one is probably my favorite of the day - or atleast in the top few.
This next one was not the best shot of the day from a photography standpoint - but I think it was a special moment. we try to be on the sidelines and allow the bride and groom to be with each other and ignore everything else - but sometimes it is a bit challenging. This was a moment where I think Miranda let her gaurd down a bit and grabbed Ryan's face and looked into his eyes and kissed him. Hopefully this shot will bring back those memories for the rest of their lives.
I threw together this slideshow for giggles - enjoy!