Weddings come in all shapes, sizes and styles and all couples are different but every now and again good planning, amazing weather, beautiful locations and great people all come together and everything falls into place. From the start of the day to the last minute we were at the reception everything was just right and I’m not sure I could have taken a bad picture if I tried.
It all started at Lindsay’s parents house in a room with great window light and a bunch of cool mirrors and lest we forget, a beautiful bride that couldn’t stop smiling. Great moment after great moment.
We arrived at the church and Lindsay and her girls were hanging out on the party bus and as the name suggests, they were partying! After I got into the church I was told there was no one to open and close the doors at the back of the church between the procession and no one to tell the organist to start playing. “The photographer usually handles it” I was told, so I did and everything went perfectly. It wasn’t until Lindsay walked into the church that the light started pouring in through the stained glass at the front of the church and for the second time of the day everything fell into place.
Since the church was just down the street in Shelton from one of my favorite places to photograph couples we headed over to the old train track bridge on Canal street for some pictures. The whole crew came charging out of the party bus, some still grasping the bottle of Fireball, ready for pictures. What ensued from here was a little bit of yelling from my part and a little more yelling from one of the bridesmaids who was helping me get a handle on the crew. After we finished with the bridal party we quickly captured some beautiful and romantic images of Lindsay and Josh and then packed up and headed over to The Milford Yacht Club.
A short drive later we made it to the last location of the day and this time the crew came off the bus a little slower than the last time. I think maybe the drive was a little longer that I thought due to the now empty bottle of Fireball. We still had some time till the reception started so we gave everyone some time to get settled and then right back to picture time. The sun was getting low, the sky looked amazing and Lindsay and Josh looked amazing.
After a few very enthusiastic entrances and a couple somewhat choreographed dances, a beautiful first dance and really great speeches, the party started and never stopped.
Congratulations Lindsay + Josh!
Photography by: Matt Branscombe and Mike Ciarleglio
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