So first, of all, yes I do shoot rehearsal dinners. It’s a great way for me to get to know the ‘major players’ before the wedding and you get some great candid shots. I’m very low key about these type of shoots. I generally pull the bride and groom aside for a quick shoot, but mostly, I shoot in a very documentary style. I want you to have fun at your ‘warm-up’ party.
Emily and John had their rehearsal dinner at the fabulous Parkside restaurant on 6th Street. Their terrace is incredible on a nice evening and I really love the upstairs space. It’s industrial and chic, but at the same time very welcoming and homey. I had not met this couple until I showed up to shoot, but they and their families could not have been more welcoming and sweet. I am SO glad I got to know them. They had a beautiful wedding the following day at Wild Onion Ranch, which I did not shoot, but have stalked on another photographer’s blog. Trust me – it was super gorg.
Thanks to Cortney at BZ Events for allowing us to meet!