Mary and Rob are the “cool, outdoors-y couple” that everyone wishes they could be. They go mountain climbing, camping, hiking…they do it all, and make it look easy. In fact, I think they might be on their way to climb Mt. Rainier as I’m writing this. You may remember them from their way cool engagement session that we did back in January. Just the few hours that we spent with them those many months ago, made us so excited to be a part of their wedding day, and when the day finally came, it turned out to be even more awesome than we had anticipated. They are both so laid back – no stress, just fun, laughter, and more fun. We honestly loved every minute of it.
I started out with Mary at the Holiday Inn in Hamburg. GORGEOUS DRESS!
Mary’s sister putting on her veil…
Ben started out the day at Rob’s parents’ house for some “groom getting ready” action!
Rob’s parents and two groomsmen…
I loved this shot of Mary in the church right before the ceremony…no nervousness, just pure happiness!
The ceremony was at S.S. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, which is about two minutes from where we live. It’s a gorgeous church with a ton of natural light – perfect, perfect, perfect for a wedding! Both of Mary’s parents walked her down the aisle. We’ve been seeing both parents walk the bride down at a lot of weddings lately, and it’s a tradition that I’m totally in favor of – so cute!
This shot made me smile…look at the way he’s looking at his bride! Pure love! :)
A grand exit with bubbles, aaaaannnd another photographer in my shot…Ben was grabbing the low angle. :)
We’re totally used to working with HUGE wedding parties, so getting to work with a smaller, more intimate party is pretty cool. These awesome gardens in the Village of Hamburg were right across the street from the church, so we popped over there for a few shots.
How cute are these two?? SERIOUSLY!!
Mary and her two fabulous sisters…
What’s incredibly awesome about this couple? How about the fact that they couldn’t wait to stop and have a beer together at our local watering hole, Buffalo Street Grill! This is so cute, I can’t even stand it!
The cake represented Mary and Rob’s love of mountain climbing, and their centerpieces were camping lanterns – two very unique ideas and totally perfect for them!
A cool ring shot using their ridiculously amazing wedding favors…
Best cake cutting moment ever? When your family surprises you with an actual machete to cut your cake!
I always love hearing the speeches!! This was a particularly good one. :)
The first dance…don’t they just look so completely in love?
Then, the dance floor opened up, and everyone let loose and had a blast!! I loved this kid…”Saranac, anyone?” Cracked me right up!
We’ll leave you with two images that will quite possibly join the ranks of our favorite bride and groom portraits of all time. It was pouring rain that night, but we managed to convince our couple to venture out to the parking lot behind Romanello’s, where we captured these STUNNING shots! I cannot even describe how much I love these!!
Mary and Rob – Thanks for being such an amazing couple to work with!! We adore you guys, and wish you all the happiness in the world (and the best of luck with climbing Rainier)! Thank-you SO much for allowing us to be a part of your wedding day!! :)