What an honor to be the chosen wedding photographer for another Greater Rochester Professional Photographer! Scott and Meridith invited me to document their South Wedge Wedding and I couldn’t say YES quick enough.
Meridith and Scott are so fun and the love just ooozes out of them (it is kinda gross). This blog post will not be like most posts where I talk about how ‘awesome’ and ‘sweet’ and ‘romantic’ they were…. NOPE. Their particular union was on the same day as the supposed ‘rapture‘, so I like to joke that they are a rapturous couple. This blog post will have a high level of honesty in it… and all the chaotic stories that a rapture inducing marriage might have to offer!
When Meridith announced her engagement, every photographer’s first question was “Who is shooting your wedding??” To my humble luck and surprise, it was me! Meridith jokes that when Scott proposed, her response after she said “YES!” was “Heather will be our Photographer!” Pretty much the biggest honor in the world. I mean, we photographers HATE being in front of the camera and we see the world with our own slanted vision….so the pressure was huge!
So, these two crazy love birds had a pretty explosive rise to the altar. And the wedding was no different. The ceremony was downstairs from the historic German House in Rochester’s South Wedge neighborhood… downstairs in The Keg/Buta Pub! I was amazed at how beautiful it looked once the tables were set up with linens and candles on them. The lighting was dramatic and red. There was a champagne toast right away and instead of a sand ceremony, they mixed wine. The wedding favors were custom shot glasses… Do you see a theme here??
Working for a Photographer is sometimes a daunting task. Meridith kept me on my toes all day… she was always highly aware of where the camera was. The only perk was that she let me do whatever I wanted and let me yell at her a bit. I’d go in for a shot and she’d move her pose… too aware of me. It was like cat and mouse all day long. Until she got drunk. Then it was like herding cats…. she is so full of energy normally and give this chick some chardonnay and look out! It was all I could do to get any sort of formal images of this beautiful bride. Between her constant laughing and overall lust for life, it was hard to get her still. Luckily, Scott was there to hold her down and he always looked great in every image… smiling from ear to ear. He looks at her with the perfect mix of awe and amusement. As do the rest of us. Though I’m ribbing on her here, I like her so much that I drove her drunk butt home, with her wedding dress in my trunk, and put her to bed at the end of the day. Actually, I think I did that more for Scott so he could stay and enjoy the party!
The sun was shining, laughter was flowing, no rapture to be found and just fun fun fun. After the rainiest Spring on record, we finally had a sunny day. I felt bad for the band.. downstairs with no one dancing. Sad too since they were really really good!