I began photographing the bridesmaids at Katie’s parents’ beautiful home. Graham was photographing Todd and the guys. Having photographed weddings for 10 years, it’s not too often I see something for the first time. However, Katie’s dress was something I had never seen before; A floral patterned print. It was unique and beautiful and it was perfect for her.
Katie and Todd were married at St Sebastian Parish in Akron. They set aside a good amount of time for photos after the ceremony. We shot at some areas on the church’s grounds and at a park across the street. We also shot at the Akron Art Museum, which is where they had their reception. After shooting outside, we wondered through the the galleries and took photos with some of the exhibits as a backdrop or prop. I was not permitted to use flash in the galleries, but fortunately, the lighting was pretty good. The museum is a great venue for weddings. It’s very unique and has a lot of great features for photography.
After sunset, Katie, Todd, Graham and I stepped outside for some night shots. I liked photographing outside the museum at night more than during the day. It has great architectural lighting and a lot of open space. Even though it was hot and sticky, Katie and Todd endured through the shoot and were excited about how the photos were turning up on the back of my camera.
The Sunrise Jones provided awesome entertainment throughout the reception. The guests were having a blast. Katie surprised everyone with a quick dress change. There was no doubt it was party time.
As always, below are links the the vendors that helped make Katie and Todd’s wedding amazing.
- Hair/Makeup: Beauty Therapy
- Dress: Matina’s Bridal
- Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse
- Florist: The Red Twig and Berry’s Blooms and Boyert’s Greenhouse and Farm
- Transportation: Thomas Limousine
- Ceremony location: St Sebastian Parish
- Photo locations: St. Sebastian, Akron Art Museum
- Reception: Akron Art Museum
- Catering: Taste of Excellence
- Cake artist: Melanie Bass
- Entertainment: The Sunrise Jones