Wedding – Vanessa and Drew


Rain. It’s a part of life. I just hate that sometimes it is a part of weddings as well. Vanessa and Drew’s wedding was my first experience shooting in the rain and it seemed like they barely even noticed it.

Their wedding was in the same church as Jason and Allison’s, but the decor and vibe were quite different. It is really cool to see how the same space can be used and decorated very differently. Vanessa went to school and does graphic design and you could see her design influence all throughout the day.

They had a cake/hors d’oeuvres reception after the ceremony and then we left to take photos. We arrived at our location and it started to drizzle. We got the group shots done and then it started to pour. We ran around and found overhangs and some cover to shoot in. Eventually we were all soaked, so we just shot in the rain. (I’m super glad all my gear works. Thank God for good equipment!) We finished outside and Jake and I still wanted to take photos… a photographer is never done. One more shot NEVER, means one more shot. That is like a preacher when they say they are almost done… fiction. Anyoldways. Jake suggested a coffee shop might be fun and so we headed to the closest one, which was closed. Awesome. Well, guess we have to… go… ho… wait. Grocery store in the rear view mirror. Wonder if they would be up for shooting there? They were and it was epic.

Drew. Vanessa. Thank you so much for being amazing and trusting that even though Jake and I had never shot in a grocery store before, we would come up with something interesting and a memory like no other for your wedding day.

(If you saw their sneak peek, you know you can click twice on the last photo to see it large. It’s a combination of about 7 photos that I¬†stitched¬†together. If I printed this at it’s original size it would be 60 inches wide by 13 inches high. I hope they have large walls…)

P.s. What are you watching on TV? Americas Next Top Model doesn’t come back on for a while and I need a new show.

P.p.s. Leave some love on the blog for Drew and Vanessa, not just the TV show ;)


6 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. ummm, these are stinkin AWESOME!! Love it!

    June 15th, 2010

  2. Hannah Dobratz

    Drew and Vanessa,

    These are sooooo beautiful!! I’m jealous!! The rain even made it prettier!!! Vanessa you were a beautiful bride!! Take my breath away!! We need to double date!!!!!!! :) Love you both!!

    June 15th, 2010

  3. Great stuff, Simon! Creative way to deal with the rain–that’s why people hire people like you!

    June 15th, 2010

  4. kaia lindsay

    the pictures are unbelievable. you two are glowing. and props to you all for pressing on through the rain. greaaaat photography.

    June 16th, 2010

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