Yesterday the snow was coming down and winter was definitely in the 20 degree air. So much so, that it inspired me to get a bride in it. Many of my past clients volunteered (a fact that I will definitely be taking up in the near future) but my past bridal client, Jennifer was the one to do it. Jennifer had told me not long after her wedding this past year that she wanted to do a “trash the dress” session. I let her know that, if we were going to do it, the conditions had to be just right. Yesterday, they were just right. The session wasn’t so much as “trash the dress” as it was “dress MIGHT get trashed”. The cold was the biggest factor and Jennifer didn’t complain…not once (because, like all of my clients, she is bad a-s). For the images that I had in mind, I wanted a surreal quality to them. Falling snow was part of that vision, but part way thru the session it stopped snowing. I did overexpose the back lighting but, to me, this was to give Jennifer’s veil, and Jennifer herself, an angelic-like quality (Eee!! Did I just say that?!). It was good to push the limits of my equipment in the cold weather and it was invigorating just to be doing it. Thank you SO much to Jennifer for being more than perfect. Also, thank you to Matt Reisinger of R&S Productions for helping out and laying in the snow all evening. Her are just a couple of the images. Be sure to “Like” Spencer Photography Inc. on Facebook.
Yesterday was Ben and Andrea’s wedding. The wedding and the reception took place at Occasion’s Party Center in Canal Fulton, Ohio. The weather forecast called for rain. The day started out cloudy but there was a sudden break in the clouds and the sun came out. I was thinking that we were going to have a nice sunny day. We were able to get images of Ben, his family and his groomsmen outside, enjoying the brief reprieve. Just as Andrea, her family and bridesmaids headed outside, in rolled the clouds. It happened so fast. We used this opportunity for some great images, but the outside ceremony had to be moved indoors. With a consult with videographer Matt Reisinger of R&S Productions, we made some logistical changes to the indoor set-up and it worked out great. When we did need to go outside, it seemed that the rain would stop just enough for us to get what we needed. Without the rain and inclement weather, we would not have been able to capture the images of Ben and Andrea’s wedding day the way that we did (rain is good!). Thank you, Ben and Andrea, for your patience and overall great attitude in adjusting to the changing day and also for allowing us to be a part of your wedding day. Be sure to leave Ben and Andrea a comment below and remember to “Like” Spencer Photography on Facebook.
Yesterday was Matt and Andrea’s wedding day. I was especially excited for this day for several reasons. First, Matt is the brother of my assistant, Renee, and she was in the wedding. Secondly, Matt is, himself, in the wedding industry and is the owner of R&S Productions, so it’s great to have the honor of photographing the wedding of someone who is in the industry. Thirdly, I consider Matt, Andrea and Renee friends so it was important for me to be on top of things all day. The day started with Andrea getting ready in one of the suites at Gervasi Vineyard in Canton, Ohio. Then it was onto the church for the ceremony. We stopped briefly in downtown Canton, then it was back to Gervasi for more images there. The reception took place at The University Center at Kent. Entertainment was provided by Nick at Big Ear Entertainment; photo booth provided by Elite Photo Booth of Ohio. Rock the House Entertainment provided the lighting for the reception site, and I have to say, they did fabulous. The room wasn’t carelessly flooded with color but had just the right amount of light throughout the room
The day went without a hitch. Everyone was on time and that gave me a ton of time to do what I do. The night ended at Gervasi (I was the honorary chauffeur to Matt and Andrea) . It was especially difficult to pick my favorites since I have so many, but I wanted to get the blog up before Matt and Andrea left for their honeymoon on Monday. Thank you to Matt and Andrea for trusting me with your day and to the bridal party, the Reisinger’s and Doria’s for being so accommodating. Also, thank you to Sarah Gribble for filling in for Renee and Danaé Behr , of Behr Photography, for lending a hand as well. They did outstanding yesterday considering they went from the frying pan to the fire. I will say that I definitely missed having Renee there but I’m quite certain she enjoyed being on the other side of the camera (and to not have me barking at her all day.) Be sure to leave a comment for Matt and Andrea below. Here are a few images from the day.
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Yesterday we had the biggest snowstorm of the year, but that didn’t stop Matt and Andrea from having a photo session. The snow was the WHOLE POINT! We met at Gorge Park, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and we weren’t disappointed at the surroundings…everything was covered in snow!! It was a challenging session (20 degrees and virtual white out conditions) but, again, that was the point. I’m looking forward to Matt and Andrea’s wedding this June for a number of reasons. First, Matt is in the wedding industry as co-owner of R&S Productions, a video production company. Secondly, Matt and Andrea are awesome. Thirdly, Matt is Renee’s brother so Renee will be in the wedding and I can boss her around ALL DAY…um…Oh!…um…Anyway. Here are a few images from yesterday.
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This past Saturday was Ryan and Halle’s wedding. I photographed Halle’s sister Katelyn’s a few years back and one of her images made it onto the cover of Today’s Bride Magazine, so I had my work cut out for me. But from the beginning, Ryan and Halle have been great. Taking advantage of the multiple engagement sessions that we include in our service, Halle taking advantage of the bridal session that is included. They were primed for their wedding day. The wedding took place at the Cornerstone Church in Seville. We then drove to Canton Ohio to 4th street, which is a location that Halle and Ryan scouted out before their wedding day. Then onto Fieldcrest in North Canton, Ohio for the reception. Halle had scheduled a January wedding so that she could get pictures in the snow. And, being Ohio, we had one of the sunniest, nicest January days on record. But that didn’t stop the Miracles!! They created a miracle by locating a theatrical snow machine. HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!!! So Halle got snow on her wedding day. The day went by perfectly. R&S Productions handled the video; Big Ear Entertainment and Nick handled the reception and kept everyone on their feet; Elite Photobooth provided an excellent photobooth (not a camera with a sheet in front of it but a top end photobooth!!).
I usually post 20 or so images from the wedding day. There are so many that I want to post that I will be making multiple post from their wedding. Here is the first bunch.
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