Saturday, May 28, 2011

Elyse & Kurt - Wedding

I couldn't be happier than to have gotten to spend the day with Elyse&Kurt and their families and friends. As a photographer (especially a wedding photographer) you are constantly looking for the next thing that will inspire you. Sometimes it is a killer dress, other times cute kids who just keep stealing the show, or it might even be the crazy personality of the Best Man; but one thing that we have little control over, and is perhaps the greatest inspiration of all, is location.
Elyse and Kurt did their job well, picking a gorgeous stone church in Warriors Mark, and the always charming Marrara's Mountain Lodge. I never expected just how blessed with inspiration I would be by these locals.
I had only started oooohing and ahhing over the stone church, when I looked over my shoulder -and what to my wandering eyes should appear? A gorgeous, dilapidated, antebellum mansion. Picture location - CHECK! And then when we arrived at the Lodge I noticed that not only were the forecast storms going to bypass us, but they were instead going to leave me with the most beautiful settling fog. Talk about romantic ambiance.
I find myself inspired at every wedding I get to take part in, but these inspirational locations just beg for me to return and capture them again. So go out, look over your shoulder, and live with your eyes wide open - you never know what may inspire you!



  1. I can't believe that I am just now looking at this for the first time, 8 months later. It was an AMAZING day and I am so thankful that we got such an AWESOME photographer to help us capture the best day of our lives.

  2. Just WOW! Of course, she had a beautiful couple to work with from the beginning! A gorgeous daughter and handsome son-in-law! Thanks, Suzanne!