Michelle and Joey are a very sweet couple and it was wonderful to be part of their wedding day. Right from the first time I met them you could tell that their family and their relationship with God are the most important things in their life.
They decided to get married at the church they both attend, Kilcona Park Alliance Church. Before the ceremony started they both had family and friends pray for them. They also had quick moment to chat and hold hands without seeing each other; there were a lot of people making sure there were no accidental peeks! After the ceremony we were going to head out to Joey’s parents’ home, which was just outside the city, but the weather was not cooperating. Instead we took advantage of an area at Kilcona and then headed out to the Half Moon in Lockport. Sometimes we make plans and things turn out differently, but with a little creativity and great attitudes it can work out better than you ever imagined.
We met up with the wedding party again at the Hamilton Building. We captured some fantastic group shots here and Michelle got her “must have” shot of the day; the main reason she booked the Hamilton Building was so she could get an image of her dress from behind in front of the large, rounded window. :) It turned out to be stunning shot!
The rain lightened up enough to allow us to brave the Exchange District with umbrellas in hand. It didn’t take long for the girls to get damp and cold so we found refuge in a coffee shop in the area. Michelle and Joey had allotted plenty of time for wedding photos so it was nice to take this little moment to relax in the middle of a busy day without feeling pressured for time. I think everyone enjoyed the coffee and the boost of energy. :)
At the Bishop’s Mansion we caught enough of a break in the weather to pull out my old vintage couch and get some gorgeous shots surrounded by trees. I love the shots with the whole wedding party gathered on and around the couch and this whole area gives such a peaceful and serene feeling to the images.
The next stop was supposed to be family shots outside the Legislature but with the rain still falling that was not an option. Luckily they booked a second indoor location (The Concert Hall) where we had all the family meet us. It was way more enjoyable doing the family session indoors rather than fighting the weather. Michelle and Joey felt that it was money well spent and I would definitely recommend it to other couples too! You just never know… :)
We had an extremely busy day but it was so much fun and the variety of images we captured made everything worthwhile. Thanks Michelle and Joey for allow us to capture your wedding day!