Every year we go through and choose our favorite couple shot from every wedding we we there to photograph¬†that year. I loved looking through every wedding again and seeing how different each and every one of our couples this year were! We get to work with such a wide variety of people, and our weekends are always so unique.¬†Some¬†couples have¬†big personalities, some are reserved, some are wild, some are private, some are hilarious, some are confident, some are sweet, some are quirky. The best part is that they all found their match and it works. ¬†Have a fun trip down memory lane with us and see just how¬†many different takes you can have on a wedding day with just this one shot from each.
We make it a point to photograph the wedding rings at every wedding we do. Its one of our favorite time creatively because we get to stretch out mental muscles and try to whip out something with at least one or more of the following attributes: sparkly, quirky, funny, beautiful, confusing, and/or show stopping.
The typical process of this almost always the same. We both take a break during the dance party and get the rings from the couple. We grab our video light and macro lens and head to a relatively quiet spot where we can concentrate. For the setting we either take a few items from the centerpieces, use any other decorations from the venue, find a reflective surface, or all of the above. Some of the things we have used are feathers, water, mirrors, sparkly purses, a sari, lots and lots of flowers, a tin lunchbox, a newspaper, a candle votive, mardi gras beads, magazine pages, food and lots of food, champagne, you name it! Once we have a couple of choices try out a few set ups and take home about 3 image set ups for every weddings, (and a gazillion photos¬†because it’s really hard to tell if your manual focusing was spot on until you have the images big on your computer). One set-up is a safe but pretty shot, and the other two are us trying something really creative. If when we get home and take a look we aren’t crazy about the creative one, we just use the pretty one because why not?? It’s always an experiment since we have that option with these.
Here are the ring shots we did this year. For a scavenger hunt, we will give a Starbucks card to the first person who comments with the one set of rings that we posted two images of in this post, (because we just couldn’t choose one from that day).
Talk about two people who are meant for one another….
Cody is crazy about Lindsay and Lindsay is crazy about Cody. They are simply two puzzle pieces that must be connected, making each other make sense and holding on to each other as they face the future, present and past. Its a remarkable thing to see and we loved being there as their photographers, able to photograph that dynamic as best as we could. To get a TINY idea of how much they love each other, just scroll down and look at Cody’s reaction as Lindsay walked down the aisle to become his wife. #icantevendealwithit
It was a really REALLY rainy day in the Portsmouth/Dover area of New Hampshire this Saturday but they were both just 100% jazzed to be getting married. I really can’t remember ever hearing either of them say anything about being bummed out about it. All I heard was “Im so happy we are finally getting married,” and “I’ve waited for this day forever.” No joke. It was actually pretty perfect.
My favorite part of the day besides the palatable love, was during the best man speech. He referred¬†to Lindsay as the “Fist Lady of their crew.” Well said.
Then we partied…
More from Lindsay and Cody: Meet Our Couples
I loved every single thing about this wedding. It was SO pretty!!! Two people who are both¬†so kind and welcoming had a classy and classic destination wedding in the mountains of Vermont. Hailing from NYC, they brought their favorite people with them to this gorgeous setting. We were so glad to be there too!
The ladies took a very un-rushed and casual approach to the day, getting ready, dancing, laughing, and cheer-sing the morning away. I can’t speak for the guys but I know it felt like a sleepover/slumber party in the ladies getting ready area. When we were ready to go we headed to the church and Amanda walked straight down the aisle in a matter of moments. Ian was waiting right there with his cute smile on his face. There was a collective gasp when she walked in… I mean… LOOK at her, and that DRESS!!! They even had a Bishop there to help in the ceremony, her great uncle¬†Monse√Īor Juan Antonio Flores (who sadly passed away mere days after the wedding).
After the ceremony, we headed into the Vermont wilds¬†to take family photos, bridal party photos, and photos of just the two of them. It was calm and quiet and just the way we like to do it. No distractions, just us, them, and a gorgeous backdrop, (I know that makes every photographer jealous, myself included). Once we had the images that we loved, we all headed back to Sugarbush for a party of dancing dancing dancing!!
Hair: Kristi Bright ¬†| ¬†Makeup: Top 5 Management
DJ: Willam Cutting
More from Amanda and Ian: Meet Our Couples
One of the most highly anticipated events of the year!!! Im not kidding either. When I say anticipated I mean they contacted and booked us in August of 2013 and shot their NYC engagement session the next month! I have yet to meet a more organized plan-ahead get things done bride than the new Mrs. Zimbelman. Every single detail was planned out LONG in advance and these two were calm as cucumbers on their wedding day because of it! They were also so so SO fun, ¬†with enthusiasm for our work from the very beginning, Christina knew how to make me feel special, which really was above and beyond anything a client ever needs to do. She cheered when I got there and immediately put ME at ease. Now how is THAT for a bride?
It was absolutely without a doubt a perfect day for thier wedding. Everything was built around the view at the ceremony and it was the best time of year and weather for it! I mean just LOOK at how beautiful it was. We had 2 separate times in the day to photograph them both before and after the ceremony which was awesome! The reception had so much good food: sliders and popcorn included. When the buses came to take everyone to the after party at the end of the night we could barely believe that it had all happened, just as they planned, beautifully, and FUN!