As much as I love weddings, I think post wedding sessions, trash the dress sessions, and engagement sessions are by far my favorite thing to shoot. Weddings have a certain excitement and flow which puts me in a kind of artistic journalistic role. The rush of weddings is a lot of fun, but on the flip side I also really enjoy the slower paced post sessions. They don’t have time or location restraints which kind of lets you break out of the box and do pretty much anything you want.
A year or two ago I photographed Grant and Carley’s wedding here in the LA area. We got some great images of them at the wedding, but we did the photos right at dusk so our time was somewhat limited by the pending darkness. We were also limited to doing photos at the church so we could get to the reception before the guests got bored.
All said, I always thought it would be fun to do an extended post session. So when I got asked to shoot Matt & Stacey’s wedding in Seattle I sent Grant an email to see if they would be up for it. They both loved the idea, so I decided to head up to Seattle a day early. Grant volunteered to do the location scouting and we ended up deciding to head an hour so north of Seattle to the Mount Vernon area to do some photos right on the Puget Sound.
You guys look so good! I’m super glad we decided to put in some extra effort post wedding to create some really incredible images! =).
The crazy thing about this bay is that the entire thing drains every day with the tide. When we got there the whole bay was full of water, but by the time we left the whole thing was almost empty and all the boats were just sitting there in the mud. So cool.
A few behind the scenes shots. Lately a lot of my shoots have just been me and a little off camera flash. I decided to hop into the one photos on the left. =).
And a few in plain clothes just for fun! =). You guys crack me up…