So let’s back up a bit … say, my high school years. Yes, THAT long ago! Hanging out with “ma boyz” (Leslie and Louie) had always been the typical thing to do after school. At their house, we’d either play video games, 2-on-2 basketball on their driveway, rock it out on full-piece band set in the basement (drums, bass, oodles of guitars) or add a drawing of a super-hero to the wall in their room. While all these activities were going on, their little sister, Leah, hung out with us, quietly and “smilingly”, yet like one of the guys.
Fast forward many years later, I couldn’t believe it that I’d be photographing her wedding. (Aw, our little Leah all grown-up and getting married! <tear!>). All those activities you’ve just read encompassed all the Arts that Leah’s talents cover. Only to match with, Paul, another multi-talented individual whose smile is always warm and welcoming. Both Leah and Paul play in a local indie band, Locomotive 8. So it was befitting to have shot some of their formal photos in their practice space, for very rock-style portraits … it was awesome!
Their wedding day couldn’t have started off any more stress-free. Both getting ready at the same location, The Ivy at Verity, made for a relaxing morning. Once they were both ready, we went to that practice space first before heading to their ceremony to make it official at the Parish of St. John. Finally, the celebrations continued at the beautiful Enoch Turner Schoolhouse. It was so great to capture all the decor details. Check out the specialized-wedding-donut tray by Von Doughnuts! And that “cake-topper”!!! What a resemblance to the bride and groom.
Covering this wedding was much like being at the family party of “ma boyz” and I couldn’t have been happier and humbled to be a part of it! Won’t you re-live this day with me with these highlights …
*make-up: MELIS makeup + hair
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