James and Alexandra's wedding was such a classy event. We did most of the photos at her parents' home in Vermilion. It was beautiful sunny day, and the location was great. It also has more of a sentimental feel to it, when you do photos at the family property. I'm sure each place we chose had some memories attached.
Yes, that's right - a beautiful wedding dress with pockets.
After an emotion-filled ceremony, we went back out to Alex's parent's house for some more shots after the ceremony.
When we first arrived, David, myself and the girls went out by the lake. It was really bright out, but there were hardly any other people around. It was quite the contrast to the beaches near Cleveland on Saturdays. It was fun and peaceful. The guys were hanging back at the house relaxing for a while. I got the feeling that maybe they weren't sure about spending a bunch of time doing photos. I later learned that some of them had experienced some "cheesy" wedding photographers in the past. I hoped to shoot down that mantra with a cool guy shot as soon as they came out. I love photographing guys with their pals equally as much as girls. I know both guys and girls cherish good friendships and the memories that are attached. I hope the guys like this next one. I'm pretty sure they all had a good time.
and so did the girls
The time with James and Alexandra alone afterwards was great. I'm glad they got to take the moment in alone for a while.
Westwood Country Club was really nice. The reception featured some great appetizers during a nice long cocktail hour. Everyone was catching up and having a great time. We also had the privilege of enjoying the full Jerry Bruno orchestra, which I always enjoy.
Congrats Alex and James! It was great getting to know you on your special day.