We followed each other for years before I finally learned what they looked like in person (they’re not on Team Selfie), meeting them for the first time during a 15-second walk-by at Rifflandia.
More time passed after that, with many online interactions, and the odd happenstance meeting IRL, until one day, when Katie asked if I would be their wedding photographer!
After a fun engagement session with their son, Cohen, we gathered at The House of Blues, where Katie’s sister (last name of Blue) lives. Serving as both the preshow and reception venue, this beautiful house and its amazing yard were made for a wedding. And a wedding photographer.
Oh, and the “decals” portion of Katie’s IG handle? Yeah, she does that. She applied these words to this table runner on the spot, flawlessly, without putting a hair of her done-up ‘do out of place.
Also, their invites were CONCERT TICKETS. How cool are these two?
The ringbearers were also the son-tow-ers.
This shot was captured by my trusted second shooter, Meaghan Konopaki, who always brings my stress level down while wedding-ing.
Yeah, I totally put them up to this. Definitely not selfie-takers, it was the best Instagram connection I could make up for a photo.
Katie’s flowers (which included, I think . . . one of every flower ever) were stunning. Oh, those colours! And it flowed so well into her succulent bracelet for the day.
They clean up nice, but these two are outdoor/camping/roadtripping masters. One day, they might just pack everything into one of those crazy overland vehicles and nomad it across the continent.
“Here! Have a Cohen!”
Definitely the coolest kids at the party.
Here’s another from Meaghan. While I shot the preshow with the girls, she hung with the boys, and nailed their fantastic, laid-back fashion for the day.
Bestie, bride, sis, smooch.
And one more Meaghan shot, catching the other angle while I got a shot from the left.
Mr. Blue (first name of Fred), reception host and emcee, was one of the nicest 6′ 6″ bald dudes in a kilt you’d ever want to meet, tho’ maybe not in a dark alley. Mind, he’d probably pick you up and carry you to safety.
Great spot for a reception, yes. But an even greater spot from which to shoot it.
Apparently, the wedding cake was THIS GOOD.
Andreas is German, and the bride’s sister, Tobi, gave her speech in German. It was really well done. Only a few people in attendance had any idea what she was talking about.
It was fun to capture this cutie’s moments through the day.
From my perch on the second floor balcony, and with the music blaring, I couldn’t exactly yell to Katie and Andreas to look up for a photo while everyone else was dancing. But, somehow, they detected me up there, and did exactly what I would’ve asked on their own. Ahhhhhh. =)
Thanks for joining me on another wonderful wedding, and thanks to Katie and Andreas for looking up @happydesigns to capture their day.
Are you planning your own day o’ love? If you or someone you know is in search of a wedding photographer, I’d love to chat!
Ceremony: Saxe Point Park
Reception: The House of Blues
Officiant: Dave Peck