Monday, September 28, 2009

Emily and Jason: A Wedding Day of Bipolar Weather

My friend Emily got married this past Saturday, a day of helter skelter St. Louis weather.  Before I met up with her at 1:00 it had already rained early in the morning, then had become sunny in the late morning, and as I drove to the church it was pouring again.  By the time I pulled up to St. Mark's Episcopal the rain had died down enough for me to get my equipment inside without having to sprint.  It had, however, picked up just in time for Emily's brother-in-law and father to arrive with her flowers and dress, which they successfully brought inside with a few tricky umbrella maneuvers.

We adjusted our shooting schedule to work around Mother Nature's, and started out with some inside pics first.  Luckily the church has a back entrance that is all windows, and I was able to shoot with my favorite light of overcast.

Then we moved into the church for some drama lighting.  Oohs and aahs now, please.

About 45 minutes before the ceremony was supposed to start, the clouds opened up to reveal sunny sun sunshine!!  It was just gorgeous, and Emily went from happy-to-be-getting-married to ecstatic-that-the-weather-was-cooperating-AND-she-was-getting-married!  Needless to say, we took full advantage of the weather and went out to the courtyard for more pictures, careful, of course, not to let Emily's dress rest on the still wet ground for too long.

Emily and her nephew, Oscar, in his little oversized jacket!

I like the decor of the church. Very simple, but isn't simple always the most attractive?

Congratulations, Emily and Jason!  Thanks for asking me to be a part of your special day!


  1. Beautiful. Spectacular. What an awesome day. And you captured it.

  2. You are so right about the ceremony site being "simply" beautiful. Thanks for sharing your great shots.

    Carolyn Burke, Event Location Service

  3. They are gorgeous!

  4. The pictures are beautiful, Julie. I really like the things that catch your eye as material for a great photo--like Emily's brother-in-law carrying wedding props to the parish hall in the rain. The whole family being involved in the wedding preparations was the only way everything finally came together that day. The picture is a wonderful reminder of the group effort. The "drama lighting" photo of Emily did cause me to "ooh" (or "ah") out loud. I can hardly wait to see what magic you have worked in capturing other moments of that special day. Thank you.