I'm going to start off this blog post with some very blunt honesty. Some blog posts are easier than others. Sometimes after a wedding or engagement shoot I can sit down at my computer, and start to finish crank out a blog post in a couple hours including all the photo editing and processing. Other times though I struggle. For one reason or another I just can't make it happen. This was one of those. It was one of those hard posts for the best reason possible though. There was just too much I wanted to show you, too much I wanted to say, and too much I wanted to include. I have some personal rules that I make myself follow when it comes to blogging and one of those is that I limit the number of images I include in a post. If I didn't give myself limits I would end up posting an entire wedding on the blog and well, that's just not practical. Normally I can tell the story I want to tell and stay well within my limit but not this time. If you'll notice it's really late in the day. Normally this blog post would've been up hours ago but I've spent the last several hours trying to make it fit within the guidelines I set myself. I can't. I've done my best but honestly the best I can do is to narrow the post down to 150% of what my cap is. So, I'm making the executive decision to do something crazy. I'm splitting this into two posts. Today you can check out Adam and Lauren's pre-ceremony and portraits. Tomorrow I'll follow it up with the ceremony and reception. I know what you're thinking. Church wedding, bad light, why come back tomorrow today is all the good stuff. Well friends, just trust me. The light was amazing, St. Peter's is unbelievably beautiful and, the reception was SO much fun.
There's so much I'd love to say here. The weather was perfect. Adam and Lauren's bridal party was full of amazing fun personalities. The details were even great! With so many good boxes checked on the list there's both so much and so little to say. The only hiccup was our intended portrait location. Our plan was for first look and the first half of portraits on Main St before moving to somewhere greener to finish up. When we got there though we didn't find the quiet Main St. that we expected to find at 8am on a Saturday morning. What we found was a huge crew setting up a festival right in our intended portrait spot. Downtown being what it is though we ducked into the alleys on either side of the street and found the quiet tucked away spots we'd hoped for all along. Well all except for those bridal party shots right at the end of Main St. We were literally feet from the main festival sound stage. Good thing the band hadn't started playing yet.
I hope you guys enjoy the first half of Adam and Lauren's big day. Be sure to come back for part two tomorrow!