Happy Friday! That’s not something you normally want to say to someone who works the next day, but I have the weekend off, so I’ll take it!I love giving myself a weekend break to refresh, unplug and get a massage.
The next two weddings I’m going to feature are both at the St. Louis Art Museum. What a beautiful venue! This was a first for me, so I found it kinda funny to be there twice in a row. (Ironically, both brides chose Jenny Yoo bridemaid’s dresses and the groom’s names rhyme. I’m weird.) The museum closes to the public at 5pm, and they allow vendors to come in around 4 to start set up. I don’t know what’s more fascinating to patrons – watching the wedding being set up or the actual art.
Kate + Nick’s wedding images are all film! I’ve been having so much fun adding this medium into my work. It’s not something new to me, as college was my first opportunity to shoot and develop my own rolls. I love anticipating how the images will turn out! It also allows me to slow down and really only shoot images that are likely to be really beautiful.
Some will not be able to notice, but those with a creative eye will be able to discern the difference in color + skin tones that film images create. Shooting film does not change my style, and I don’t plan to alter my digital work to mimic a film image. When I first began shooting, I would shoot and shoot and shoot thinking I would need all these images, and that’s what makes a client happy. But over the years, quality over quantity has proven to be the best way to approach a wedding day or really any type of session. I start by working my standard poses to get a couple comfortable, and then really the rest is up to them.I give them pointers + tips and let them naturally go with it. I think this is what attracts other couples to my work. My couples really are relaxed + having fun!
The beautiful color-rendering comes at a price – the film is a little pricey (and in somewhat short supply!) and film processing is expensive! But what’s really neat is that film images can now also be made into digital scans, which will definitely appeal to my clients!
Congratulation to Kate + Nick! These sweet two are on their honeymoon, and won’t they be so excited when they return!
Ceremony – St. Francis Xavier College Church
Reception – Saint Louis Art Museum
Coordination – Kristin Ashley Events
Floral – Off The Wall
Makeup + Hair – DanielleStyle
Bridesmaids – Jenny Yoo
Music – Rosewood Ensemble
Lighting + DJ – Millennium Productions
Catering – Bon Appetit
Videography – Sweet Tea Media