So in June of 2016 I captured two weddings in a row where the groom was firefighter.
Updated: Apr 21, 2022
What I really enjoy about being a wedding photographer is my exposure to variety of people of different ethnicities and professional backgrounds. Few people can say they are as noble about saving lives as firefighters are. This wedding that was captured on the 11th of June, 2016 features Joseph and Nicole, a wonderful couple that to this day has me capture all family functions.
Joseph and Nicole decided to devote fair share of their day to photography. Their commitment shines through the sheer number of beautiful shots in this album.
Preparations are especially important to have complete story. Look at those shoes, I mean, damn girl, those shoes are fiiiine :)
What a gorgeous smile here. Simple shot, simply beautiful girl.
The old adage goes, two brides are better than one
Father meets his little girl the morning of the wedding. Oh, what he must be feeling at this time.
Morning time is a great opportunity to make some family portraits.
We continue to explore the family dynamic with more shots of the bride with her close ones.
Now it's the grooms turn for some prep shots.
A nice gritty portrait of the groom.
She wrote him a letter and made a gift. I always get nosy and capture all the text for them to immortalize these words.
First time we see all the boys
A simple direction makes for a great shot of all men.
Something less than formal.
Here comes the bride.
Josephs reaction is priceless here. I love how thoroughly everything is documented.
I like having speeches in the wedding album, especially if it's close family members.
Lighting the unity candle
Final moments before we walk out.
Boom! We walk out married!
Now this is a much more exciting kiss IMHO... I actually usually climb on top of the limo bus to capture shots like this one.
We usually step back into the church to capture some of these fine classics.
Now that we have captured individual families it's time to bring everyone together for these group shots.
This... is something you can only have if you routinely put your life on the line.
I enjoy the colors that we have in these shots
Cool stylized shot of the bride.
Honestly, I can't get enough of these gems. It must be my obsession with red color and people in general ))
A simple portrait
With a little direction we turn it into a fun experience.
This bridge is so CLE
Gotta love downtown area. Beautiful architectural backdrops create visual experiences unlike any others.
We don't have to travel far in between to get variety. All it takes is a little Vitaliy at your wedding.
Ah the good ol' "Let's walk with arms chain linked pretending (not) that we are drunk"
I captured this one by those pebbles from previous portrait, but you wouldn't know unless I told ya ;)
Another classic with a little twist from V.
Group shots can be a little more creative than just standing in front of the camera
As part of storytelling I have him carry his wife to laughter from bridal party.
Fun shot that the girls requested.
We didn't get a chance to capture all the shots of groomsmen with the groom earlier, well, better late than never
As we arrived to the reception we decided to take a couple of golf carts and explore the country club.
What a nice contrast from all the structural imagery that we experienced earlier.
Ok, if I see a bog, you're totally coming with me and we are totally doing something like this. Love the patterns of the many aquatic plants here.
If you haven't figured this out yet, these are the actual pages from the couple's album. The image you saw earlier is the one on the left side, and this is the right side of the book.
Notice that we break a small rule with this wedding album- we have no reception. It is totally your day, and it is totally ok to have just part of it commemorated with wedding album- you'll get all the rest of the shots anyway.