I don’t know what was up with the weather this summer, but there were A LOT of weekends where the humidity was so killer, that we literally felt a lack of oxygen. But, there was this one Saturday, where the weather was so perfect, it was almost surreal – 76 degrees, bright blue sky, puffy clouds, no humidity, and a slight, comfortable breeze – it really just doesn’t get any better than that. I mean, we’ve basically learned to ignore any type of physical discomfort while shooting weddings, but lemme tell ya, it was nice to be able to breathe freely. The perfect weather wasn’t the only amazing thing about Kim and Sean’s wedding, though; it was just one of those fairytale-like, virtually-stress-free wedding days that was an absolute joy to be a part of. :)
I started out the day with Kim and her girls (do I even need to keep saying that? I think I say it in every post!! Yes, that’s where I always am…with the girls.) Kim paid tribute to her Chinese heritage with these awesome Chinese wedding bracelets. They were so different from the typical wedding jewelry, and I think that’s pretty cool.Her wedding shoes were pretty awesome, too!
Kim, you look absolutely STUNNING…crazy STUNNING…like a princess. :)
Ben started out his day with the guys at the church before the ceremony. I love this shot of Sean and his groomsmen on the church steps – if the groom was at all nervous, he hides it well!
In case anyone was wondering which church has these amazing, rustic-looking rafters, it’s Christ the King Church in Amherst (technically, it’s in Snyder, I guess). Pretty nice for a church ceiling, right? Kim and her Dad take their stroll down the aisle…
I adore laughter during ceremonies…
Totally candid, but absolutely lovely.
A detail shot of the Chinese wedding bracelets and Sean’s sweet cuff links (the Chinese symbol for Double Happiness)!
Then, we were off to UB North Campus to take some wedding party shots. If you’re still in search of a location for wedding party photos, this place is bomb. It’s PERFECT!
I love both perspectives on this shot, so I had to include both. (The first one is me, and the second one is Ben.) It’s so cool that we can be shooting the same exact thing, and get two totally different images! I can’t even imagine ever shooting a wedding without him. :)
When we were done at UB, we headed over to the reception at the Westwood Country Club. It’s an awesome place for a wedding reception, and I included a link to their website just in case anyone wants to check it out (but, their website kinda sucks, so I think you really have to see it in person to appreciate how nice it is). The grounds are absolutely pristine, as exemplified in the following AMAZING shot of Kim and Sean.
We had some time to tour the grounds in golf carts (which was extra special, as it was actually my first time in a golf cart EVER). An adorable, easy going bride and groom + an awesome, super-into-photos wedding party + fantastic scenery everywhere you look = ALL KINDS OF AMAZING-NESS!
First dance adorable-ness…
…and then, people got their party on.
I love everything about this one.
There’s so much to love about this one, too. :)
And, of course, no post would be complete without a gorgeous night portrait, and this is exactly that!!
Kim and Sean – we honestly loved everything about your wedding day. Thank you SO MUCH for choosing us to be a part of it!! You two are such a fantastic couple, and we wish you all the happiness in the world! :)