I was pretty excited going into Kristen and Matthew’s wedding after shooting the rehearsal dinner the night before and meeting the couple and their family and friends for the first time. I certainly was not disappointed as everyone was very welcoming and the St. Regis staff was ever accommodating.
The details and prep went by fast as we were scheduled for about an hour in the bride’s room but we were still able to capture some beautiful shots as the light falling through window was nicely diffused. Since the groom had not arrived yet, I decided to try out shooting the bride’s dress sequence with the Freefly Movi while having my second shooter on the monopod. I was incredibly happy with the outcome and I’ll definitely be doing this again.
Oh, and I forgot to mention I worked with one of my favorite photographers – Chris with 6 of Four. I always enjoy working with him. He is one of the most talented photographers in the industry and it always helps when you can trust that person to share just a little bit of their time with the couple so you can get some great creative shots.
Our portrait session was one of my favorites of all time. I shot everything in 60fps on the Movi so I could slow it down later in post using the wind to my advantage. There is just something so fantastic about the veil, the hair, and the dress all moving through the wind in slow motion.
The St. Regis ballroom is the perfect size and I really enjoy shooting the formal dances in there because there is just enough space to move around and get these really grand wide shots. Kristen and Matt’s first dance just turned out spectacular and and I loved when the groom and his mother joined the FOB and the bride on the dance floor for the parent’s dances!
From the late night snacks, the unique high energy set from Perfect Ten, the LED glasses, and the photo booth, this was a reception to remember and we’ll never forget it. Congratulations to Kristen and Matthew and may they share many wonderful years together!
Videography: Kevin Hursh Films
Photography: 6 of Four
Planning/Coordination: Toast Events
Venue: St Regis
Entertainment: Perfect Ten Band
Floral and Design: Edge Design
Stationary: Hi Note
Wedding Dress: White Magnolia
Tux: Guffey’s of Atlanta
Hair and Make Up: The Moore Agency
Ceremony and Cocktail Music: Lilac Wine
Jewelry: Cumberlin Jewelry Exchange