I didn’t set out to take this exact picture, but that’s kind of how favorite wedding pictures happen. You set up the lights, shoot a portrait set and then wait for the real moments to happen.
Before Shaina and Jory headed back to the reception under that umbrella they had this little moment where they kissed. Perfect.
This is a can’t miss wedding day at The Estate at Moraine Farm in Beverly, MA
Before the rain, before the ceremony, before the ketuba signing – Shaina’s Mom was putting a final stitch into her wedding dress.
If you get to know me you’ll find that I’m a planner. We’ll go over your wedding day timeline several times before the day arrives and I will also reassure you that if we get “off schedule” that’s ok too. We always make up the time somewhere. This was that sort of day.
In those moments we focus on what is in front of us, the people around us and what the intention of the day is. We’ll all get ready, two people will get married and then we’ll celebrate. That was always on the schedule.
The other thing we spent time thinking about was the weather…. would the ceremony happen outside as planned?
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One other detail to look for is guests with screens. It’s a hot button topic for wedding photographers and those planning their wedding. Unplugged Weddings…. I’ll google it for you “unplugged weddings” are a big deal to some people. I totally get the point of wanting your guests to be present and also steer clear of obstructing the vendors that need to move around or capture moments that are happening.
In 10 years of shooting weddings I’ve never had a significant moment compromised by a guest with a camera, so I’ll continue to take my chances letting couples decide if unplugged weddings are for them.
One of the amazing things technology did for Shaina and Jory was keeping their distant guests connected to the day. There were so many moments where I saw people smiling, laughing and talking with people over video chats through the day. It made for good photo ops. See if you can pick them all out.