One of the toughest aspects of putting a blog post together after a wedding is to decide what small handful of pictures makes the cut. This is no less true for Kelly and Brian’s post below. To have a sample of pictures you must leave so many great shots waiting in the wings, and with this great couple, there are more than a few great shots that would turn this sample into a full out gallery. Having a couple like Brian and Kelly makes this posting a blog a challenge, but a wonderful one for sure.
Kristin (my wife and second photographer) and I were reflecting on our day with Brian and Kelly, and we both agreed that they were such a fun and authentic couple that it was hard not to get great shots. Brian warned us before the wedding that he was a bit camera shy. Yet as the day went by, we could not tell at all that Brian even knew the camera was there (hopefully we had a small part in this process) – between attacking and being attacked by his friends and brothers to deeply connecting with his wonderful bride, Brian made our job easy. This of course was only outdone by Kelly, who lit up every space she entered. But enough of the description, I will let the photographs do what they do best.
These first couple of shots were among our favorites of the day. The emotion they convey is irreplaceable.
To say that Brian is a fan of the Browns would be an understatement. As we were shooting some pics at the stadium, it happened to be time for a random marching band to march by - so Kelly and Brian joined in.
The details at the reception were slpendid.
Brian's love for Kelly was evident to everyone, but as I mentioned he does enjoy the Browns more than most die hard fans. Kelly's father built him an amazing replica of the stadium that included a nifty scoreboard - of course Brian had to adjust the score!
Brian was one the most polite grooms I can remember, but he was also a silly fellow - all of the pics of him on the dancefloor below should be viewed with a wink and a nod.
"Teach me how to dougie!" said grandma.
And dad would not be left on the sidelines.
We got to steal way from the reception for a bit and take some shots outside. It is rare to have some time alone on your wedding day to actual reflect on who you are going to spend the rest of your life with. Giving Brian and Kelly some time to do this outside was my favorite part of the day.