Wedding Virginia Beach Convention Center – Bryan & Charlene

The Virginia Beach Convention Center played host to a wedding and reception put on by the world-famous Bryan & Charlene.  The Fuzz Band was in full effect with their cool tunes and Daevid’s Bridal Floral and Isha Foss Events made the Convention Center simply spectacular!  It’s always great when a groom gets into the photography and Bryan certainly was along with Charlene who sported two dresses for the evening.  You guys are a class act – congrats to you both! Here’s a few of my Favorites:

Chrysler Museum Wedding – Leo and Anastasia

The food just kept coming and the dancing was non-stop!  If this is what having a Russian wedding is like than I am defecting… They do know how to throw a party!  Leo and Anastasia took over the Chrysler Museum and made it their own for a few hours last week.  They danced across Huber Court while their guests feasted on some authentic Russian cuisine put together by Cuisine & Company.  We wish them the best and look forward to hearing amazing things about their new life together!  Here’s a few shots as we strolled around Botanical Gardens and spent the evening at the always fabulous Chrysler Museum:

Wedding Slideshow – Long Island, New York – Ryan & Xavia

Ryan & Xavia have got the whole love thing down – and it shows. A wedding at the amazing Chateau Briand on Long Island provided the perfect showcase for their most perfect day. We also worked in a 3am trip to Times Square where we basically had the whole place to ourselves! After spending all day and into the next with them they didn’t miss a beat. They’re not just talking the talk. They’re walking the walk. They’ve got love and it’s bigger than the Big Apple.

New York City, Times Square – Ryan & Xavia’s Aftershoot

The Big Apple is our backdrop for this shoot with Ryan & Xavia in Times Square, specifically.  I would have been tickled to just photograph all the lights and glitz of 42nd street but give me an awesome bride & groom and that just kicks it up a notch!  We hit the empty streets of Long Island at 2:30AM for a cruise down to Times Square to capture Broadway’s lights with a few less people in the way.  The streets were empty except for a few taxis and New York’s finest so we had the whole place to ourselves.  Say it with me now – Awesommmmme….. A big high five to our couple for allowing us to capture them on a shoot of a lifetime!  A few pics from our 3am excursion:

Long Island New York Wedding – Ryan & Xavia

I had one of “those” days last week. Not the kind you think though. It was a big “ah-ha” moment when it occurred to me that THIS is why I love my job so. Beautiful people at a killer location that get our photography. Yeah, that’s the ticket! Ryan and Xavia tied the knot at the fabulous Chateau Briand in Long Island, New York. Where was the last time you saw a bride and groom make their entrance THROUGH the floor in a cloud of smoke. So bizzare, yet so totally cool. Our destination weddings are getting better every week and this one certainly sets the bar high for all of you bride & grooms abroad! I challenge you to find a gown to top Xavia’s ostrich feather masterpiece or Ryan’s most suave suit. Total class down to the initials on the cuff links. I have a feeling we will be seeing more of these guys on this her blog – can you say Times Square? I have a vision…. Check out the new power couple –

Alaska Workshop – Bride & Groom Photoshoot

Alaska is big and far away. That did not stop us from heading north and putting on our teacher’s hat and hosting one of our No Rules Workshops in Anchorage, Alaska! We had just finished up our Aruba weddings so we criss-crossed our great land and landed at Nordby Photography where they hosted us for a few days of shooting and instructing. A totally different backdrop from our usual beaches and parks gave way to mountains and the great Alaska outback. This will go down as a most unique location with sunset around midnight and mountains and forests that only Alaska could offer. Here’s a few pics of our bride & groom shoot on the rocky coast of Alaska (more to come!) :

Monica and Aric

Maybe it’s just me but Monica and Aric look quite spectacular together. Funny how that works – You wait for the right one and when it all fits together you know it and so does everyone else. They made it all official at the Chrysler Museum of Art – a spectacular place all on it’s own. Add Monica and Aric and “voila!” an amazing evening results! Antonia Christianson Events (see more images on her blog!) and Blue Steel Lighting had the Chrysler looking its finest and DJ Rodney Charles kept the party lively. Congratulations guys – that’s a fine kickoff to what will be a long life together. Here’s M&A: