Kevin and Reesa Wedding Album
This is a great example of how simple a wedding album can be and still have a lot of impact. The wedding took place in CLE with prominent areas of our city shown throughout the book. Ceremony took place at University Circle United Methodist Church Preparations and reception both took place at the Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square, an IHG Hotel.
Every book starts with a favorite shot of the couple. This one was capture in the Wade Oval right outside the Cleveland Museum of Art.
The girls are wearing robes with a little asian "zing" to them, a robe shot is generally a fun idea if done properly.
Then we can dive into bride's preparations. These shots are all taken at the hotel room of Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square, an IHG Hotel
There, a gorgeous girl in her wedding gown.
I like having this "yearbook" style layout in the wedding album. Look at that little precious in the bottom right corner.
Notice how we highlight the family members giving them larger image areas. I like doing this because it highlights the family.
And of course the lucky guy! Kevin is a very forthcoming person with great positive personality and fearless attitude towards life. Completing Ironman competition is just one of his achievements
To be fair, I will include all of the guys shots so you see how we mirror things from ladies to gentlemen.
Continued shots of groom with each groomsman. We are still at Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square for these.
She looks a bit nervous, but he's surely blown away by seeing her. Ah, love is magical.
You may notice I get in very close on some of these ring shots. I also like to get the parents reactions to significant moments that happen during ceremony.
Whether it's unity candle like here, or unity sand, or any other tradition I am glad you have traditional component to your wedding. It held significance to your parents so chances are you'll be glad you have these images.
Ah, University Circle United Methodist Church - Now that's what I call a view. I love these old cathedrals for their timeless architectural beauty.
A great wide shot of the kiss.
They walk out to a rain of rose petals. What a view
This is where a little organizational magic needs to happen from the photographer. See, people like to scatter, so it's essential to bring everyone close to the entrance of the church for these beautiful crowd-filled walk outs.
I know... how the heck did you get a shot like this? This type of images comes from two-step process. Step 1: get everyone close together before the groom and bride walk out. Step 2: climb up on a limo bus to take the photo :)
Some formalities are due, but we don't absolutely have to make things look formal.
These are essentials in my opinion. I had fun putting mom and the bride into a prom pose, they look fantastic in that shot.
That little one could only be bribed with a lolly pop. I ceased the opportunity to grab a fun shot of her.
This little guy. He was in the engagement shoot as well. Got a furry friend? Definitely bring him/her along.
We wrapped up by the church gate and went on to Wade Oval nearby for some great shots of the bridal party.
I love making this fun for the guys. As guys we like to do guy things- climbing is a guy thing.
We walk away from the bridal party and kiss for moment.
Then we join the crowd for a group shot.
A walking shot of the couple again by the Cleveland Art Museum
Now on to the more fun and laid back part of the day - reception at Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square, an IHG Hotel.
Notice the little Iron Man cake on the side. This wedding was when CLE were NBA champs hence the cap.
The best man give the speech. As you see reactions are joyful.
Love this shot of the sister giving a toast.
The first dance.
Father daughter dance.
And the mother son dance with some really emotional moments.
We sneak out for a quick shot by the playhouse square sign. It makes a fun end to the book, you know how much I like to have finale shots.