Amy and Chris’s wedding at George Weir Barn was a sight for sore eyes. Firstly, their ceremony was held at the most beautiful, colorful Greek orthodox church I had ever seen (the Green Orthodox church of the Holy Resurrection in Brookville, NY). The entire inside of the church was painting with huge and bright paintings, making the celebration all the more festive.
Their reception was held at the gorgeous George Weir Barn in Lloyd’s Harbor, a very old barn that Amy’s grand-father had helped haul all the way back from Connecticut decades ago. The barn had no windows which made for an additional obstacle for me and my second shooter (I already had a hand in a cast due to freshly done surgery) but we managed with no problem. Emma, my second shooter, shot the whole reception with off-camera flashes and I have to admit that, although I don’t use this practice too often, it helped getting homogeneous light on the subjects. Since the barn’s ceilings and walls were made of dark wood, it was not possible to bounce our flashes on them to get good light, so off-camera flashes came in super handy when we had to light a scene evenly.
In the end, Amy and Chris loved their photos, and had an obvious blast at their wedding.
Just see for yourself!
PS: don’t you just love those sparkly Keds X Kate Spade bridal shoes?!
I worked with a lot of offbeat couples in the past few years. I even shot a surprised wedding on my first year, and that was pretty amazing.
But there was something about Will and Jennie that made their wedding completely unique. I think it started when my assistant and I had to figure out why there was so many boutonnières and bouquets, but no bridal party and no instruction. But I think it really came from the mariachi band they hired to guide the party to the reception, the cotton candy they got specifically for the kids along with the balloons instead of flowers, and the fact that they were super pumped to take photos in a cemetery.
Either way, we left with lots of cool memories and the weird feeling that we had not attended a wedding. Will and Jennie’s celebration was a party, with some goofing around in between the tombs and a cool jazz jam with the groom at the end of the night.