Well, based on the ridiculous amounts of snow we’ve gotten over the last couple of days, I’d have to say that winter is officially here! We still have a goal of blogging our way through the remainder of our 2010 weddings before the holidays; it’ll be interesting to see how far we actually get. We’re a really good team, though; so, it’s totally possible. Ok!! Let’s get on with the images!! :)
Megan and Brian are two of the nicest people you could ever, ever meet. They both have enormous hearts, they are kind to everyone around them, and their love for each other is so apparent. I’ve never see two people so happy and content to just be together in the same room! Even the crappy weather that day couldn’t dampen their spirits! Their main concern was each other, and that kind of love is the kind that will stand the test of time.
Meg and Brian chose the fabulous Holimont Ski Resort in Ellicottville, NY, to be the backdrop for their gorgeous Fall wedding. When we got to Holiday Valley, where the wedding party was staying, Ben and I split up to shoot some “getting ready” action. We were loving the whole “ski resort” vibe – so cozy and inviting!
Megan’s mom was also her maid of honor. :)
The flower girls had these rubber spiders that they kept putting everywhere, and then demanding that I take pictures of each new placement. This one was placed on the bow of an unsuspecting bridesmaid. ;)
Ben took full advantage of the all the awesome things a ski resort has to offer!
I focused more on the beautiful Fall foliage…
…and the amazingly gorgeous bride.
This flower girl and her darling pumpkin basket of orange flower petals were just adorable.
Megan, peeking over the railing to see what’s going on right before the ceremony…
It was such a beautiful ceremony! Just look at that view!
It started to rain just as we were leaving to do their couples’ session, but they were all about getting some shots outside, so we just brought along a few umbrellas. HOORAY for people who don’t mind a little rain!!
It slowed down to just a drizzle for about 5 minutes, allowing us to grab these two AMAZING shots.
Then, we headed on back to Holimont to get the party started!
Introductions were a RIOT. Meg’s mom/maid of honor busted out an intense baton-twirling routine, while the best man matched her enthusiasm with his wicked dance moves. HYSTERICAL!!
The rain prevented the “sparkler send-off,” but they still got plenty of use. ;)
A gorgeous first dance shot by Ben, using only available light….
…and a couple more adorable first dance shots. The paper lanterns made the lodge sooooo magical!
As per usual, we wanted to pull our couple for some night shots! Even though it was still raining, these two were more than willing. I love the way these turned out.
We’ll leave you with the OHIO tribute shot, which put the sparklers to very good use!
Megan and Brian – you guys are two of the most awesome people we’ve ever met, and we mean that from the bottom of our hearts. Thank-you SO MUCH for choosing us to be your wedding photographers! We feel honored to have been a part of your day. CONGRATULATIONS!! We wish you both all the best!