So, Kayla got married to the love of her life. But not before we had a conversation about trashing her dress.
A few weeks prior to her beautiful wedding, Kayla asked about doing a Trash The Dress session between her ceremony and her reception. And me being me, I told her I was totally up for it. But there were some shortcomings to consider. One was the amount of time it would take to get to a proper location for a good shoot, as well as setting up lighting and hoping for good weather. With that, and the consideration that she would be going through her entire ceremony in a sopping wet dress, she chose to have a separate session on a later date. This is what we achieved. Captions are below each image.
Enjoying the location and Kayla’s wonderful camera presence.
The perfect moment of lighting & posing.
Perfect lighting is seen & used.
From a different perspective, Kayla was a beauty.
The best part about the work we did with Kayla was that we have known her for awhile, and expected no less than a bride who was ready for an adventure. We had a lot of fun, and the planning process made a huge difference in how the shoot went.
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This is one bride whose wedding I was very much looking forward to because we have known each other for over 15 years. As a dancer, she was precocious and full of life. And as a dance instructor, she keeps the happy in the dance.
Starting at the beautiful McFarland House in Martinsburg, WV, the wedding preparation was done in their now infamous “bride room.” Lots of laughter and plenty of smiles, along with those awkward moments that are only shared by sisters and best friends when trying to make sure that the clothing “fits.” We took a few photos in there, and elsewhere within the McFarland House.
A short trolley ride, courtesy of our friends at Detailed Destinations, and the ceremony was on at the eras-old St. John’s Lutheran Church. After a few more photos there, we headed back to the McFarland House, but this time the bride and groom rode back via horse and buggy.
Then the real party began!
The happy couple spent the day enjoying their family and friends, the wonderful food and the delicious cake. There was plenty more shenanigans (see the cake pictures), and lots more laughter. It was my idea of the “perfect wedding.”
Congratulations to Kayla and Cody. It was a lovely wedding. And only a couple of weeks after this lovely wedding, we did a Trash the Dress session the very dress she wore to her wedding.