Bride & Groom: Julie & Clinton
Ceremony/Reception: Stoneybrook West Golf Club
Coordinator: Plan It Event Design
Cake Artist: Party Flavors
DJ/Lighting: Classic DJ
Make Up Artist: Laura Reynolds Artistry
Florist: Cloud 9 Wedding Flowers
Today, I have a few highlight images from Julie & Clinton’s March Wedding day at Stoneybrook West Golf Club. This was yet another venue first for me! I had heard lots about this particular location but had never photographed a Wedding here before.
Julie & Andrew got ready for their day at a nearby hotel so that they had enough room to gather with their friends and family as they prepared. Julie & Clinton opted for a First Look which I photographed at Stoneybrook behind the building. After images of the two of them together, we met up with their Bridal party and family to complete their images pre-ceremony.
As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, First Looks are key if you have a later starting Ceremony and you require the best lighting for your photos. I think it’s much easier on the Bride & Groom too because photos post-ceremony end up being far less hectic and they also get to enjoy some of the cocktail hour to mingle with guests. Personally, even if a First Look occurs at a Wedding I’m photographed I still aim to capture 15-20 minutes of “officially married” images post Ceremony if light is available. Luckily for Julie & Clinton, they had timed the end of their Ceremony perfectly. As we started to take their post Ceremony images the sun was starting to set and the weather was just perfect by this point. We were able to capture images on the golf course bridge which I was very pleased with.
There’s nothing like photographing a Wedding day with time left to spare to capture even more fabulous images of the couple before the reception starts. This was a beautiful day for a beautiful couple and I was honored to have gotten to know them both better during their planning for this perfect day! 🙂