A wedding day is an adventure and sometimes that adventures takes us to and from different locations through the day. Whenever possible I try to ride along with the couple in whatever transportation they arrange.
In 2017, on a wet July wedding day I discovered my new favorite mode of transportation for photographing – A school bus!! It happens to be amazing light on a cloudy day and perfect choice for two teachers. The long drive in Friday afternoon traffic was made awesome because I got to sit in on some amazing little moments between the couple, their families and guests – even with some arm wrestling. They dressed up the bus with some colorful banners.
The day wasn’t all rain 🙂 Their Smith Barn at Brooksby Farm Wedding is definitely one to check out.
This photo from 2013 will forever remain in the Hall of Fame for favorite moments. Mike & Liz had just been married at the church at Boston College and we were off to their reception at the Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge. It was a town car with just them and me driving down the Mass Pike. I’m glad I tagged along for this quick drive. Everything about this is so classic and timeless, the raindrops on the windows make it perfect.
When I’m joining the wedding party in a limo I always want to get in first and sit as far as I can from the bride. That gives me a good view down the length of the limo without being right on top of them or as a bridesmaid quickly attends to a lock of hair before hopping in. I loved this limo ride with Liz on our way to her Elm Bank wedding in Wellesley, MA
Like school buses, trolleys have big clear windows that make it easy for the wedding party to snap photos of me and me to snap photos of them.
There was this vintage bus at Lauren and Gary’s wedding in upstate New York that I still think about…. with a windowed roof!
Even if it’s just hopping in the backseat of a car with the couple I get little detail moments with a bride and her new wedding band and veil.
Again, an all time favorite below. This one of Ashley and her father in a town car on the way to the ceremony at White Cliffs Country Club. Even when I don’t drive with the bride there’s a nice opportunity to get a photo before heading off.
Here’s a before and after of Laura before getting married to Brian and after. Cheers to a post ceremony beer with your new husband. No rain during the day, but we were treated to some good luck rain later that day, have a look at their Western Mass wedding day
Claire and I had the limo to ourselves on her way to meet Steve for their Northampton wedding.
Later she was joined by her Dad in a vintage car on the way to the church.
Kati, Onur and I had whole bunch of time for portraits and they drove me around some favorite rural spots in New Hampshire on their wedding day. I caught these glimpses of some sweet moments from the backseat.
A trolley is a perfect balance of transporting a bunch of people and offering big windows for bright portraits…. or while driving through tunnels in Boston creating a nightclub look.
By tagging along I get to experience what you experience. I get to shoot candid moments of your friends and family. It’s a favorite part of the day.
Daytime offers these great natural light moments in limos, school buses, town cars and trolleys but I can still photograph at night too.