Ashley and James held their ceremony and reception at the Trump National Golf Course. That places is so beautiful and has so much to offer photographically speaking, but wow it was hot that day - thank God they had an indoor ceremony. They chose an early ceremony at 2:00pm so we were actually completely finished and it was still daylight. Kim, Don and I didn't know what to do with ourselves. We are usually still shooting until around the midnight hour. As nice as it was to be able to be done working so early, having a ceremony that early doesn't exactly provide the best conditions for outdoor photography during the summer. Before and after the ceremony the sun was very high which cast very unflattering shadows on people. That I can fix with lights, the heat, Sweat showing through guys shirts, Make up melting off Bridesmaids, I can not. So we tried to stay indoors or close to the venue and withing shaded areas for formals. Going into their wedding we knew there wouldn't be as much time as we'd like to be able to take Ashley and James around the venue and take beautiful creative images so we planned to do an after session. If you are not familiar with these sessions they are basically a session where the bride and groom get dressed up in their wedding attire again after the wedding day (sometimes the day after, sometimes even a month after) and take creative photos. These sessions are great for those who want creative images but don't want to sacrifice a great deal of time on their wedding day to get them. This allows them to spend more time with their guest and enjoying the moment. It's a combination of a Bridal Session and Couple Portraits. It's really the best of both worlds and the best part is the bride is not as concerned (if concerned at all) about getting her dress dirty. I find that I get the most creative images from such sessions because of this. Hope you enjoy beautiful wedding - can't wait for their session!
Vendors: Photographer - Elly's Photography Brides Dress - Anjolique private collection Dress store- Anjolique bridal Veil- Anjolique bridal Shoes- David's bridal Make up- Anjolique bridal Tux- Men's wear house Venue- Trump national golf club Cake- Trump national golf club Bridesmaid dresses- David's bridal DJ- dj rudd Florist- Clipper's flowering of lake Norman Hair- Nedra Cole Ceremony Music - Classical trio- Randall sprinkle musically yours nc Pastor- Rev L. Dwight Hashemi