22 September 2012
“It feels like we stepped back in time,” said Kene. Old stone fences lined the roadway en route to Ali and Davey’s rehearsal. Deciduous trees, softly turning shades of pale green edged with gold in tune with the season, hung low over the driveway as we entered the ethereal Ginell property. We knew from the very moment we stepped out of the car that we were in for a treat with this wedding, and we were not disappointed, as the following day we were delighted to find more of the same romantic and cozy setting we encountered throughout this trip. The day itself was deeply moody and moving as clouds hung low, which, in this case, only contributed to our work and set the tone for a thoughtful, joyful day of celebration. Held on a lush three hundred and fifty acre historic parcel of land, with a lake and two hundred year old stone livestock enclosures, this wedding had it all. Perfect details, flawless fashion, and, of course, all of the anticipation and pleasure of a tightly knit family gathering. The guests were warm, the passion ran deep, the friendships were pleasant, conversational exchanges were rich, and the vows were memorable. Thanks for such a fantastic day Ali and Davey!
What a great way to spend Labor Day weekend. On Thursday, Ryan and I packed up the van with all our gear and headed north towards Glacier National Park. I was fortunate enough to meet up with a good high school friend along the way at Holland Lake and camp the first night. If you have not been there, it is worth checking out.
The entire event of the weekend was held at the Great Northern Resort right outside of Glacier.
Lindsey is truly a wonderful person who grew up in Great Falls while Cesar is all heart and is surrounded with much love from his Filipino friends and family. We were filled with unexpected surprises on the rehearsal night from the bride shotgunning beers with her high school friends to the Filipinos gifting us with their national delicacy, “Balut.” It was a wild evening to say the least.
The wedding day went at the same pace. Everything happened organically and without pressure or stress. This wedding was really just all about the families and friends getting together to share their love for one another in a natural setting. Lindsey and Cesar were so easy going it made our jobs as photojournalists a breeze and freed us to do what we do best: document the moments and energy of the day.
Every wedding has its own unique flavor and it all stems from the bride and groom and the energy they exude. This one can be described as a laid back merging of two cultures, a personally authentic absolute blast!
Thank you Lindsey and Cesar along with all the new friends we met along the way for making this a truly memorable experience.
Keep it in the moment,
We’re back in the blogosphere after some absence, but we’re delighted to be back and blog more consistently throughout 2012. In addition, you’ll here from yours truly a little bit more about some other aspects of the business that Kene doesn’t often discuss. To kick things off, I thought I’d highlight a newer vendor that we had the good fortune of working with this past wedding season, Big Sky Photo Booth.
I met Tara and her team for the first time at a beautiful fall wedding at the Gallatin Gateway Inn (another favorite of Eye in the Sky, this wedding was filled with favorites as Katalin Green styled the affair). Tara and I talked for a little while and she shared with me about the vision for her photo booth company. The really stress the quality of their images and prints. I liked her spirit, she was kind right away and I could tell she loved what she was doing.
If you’ve never been to a wedding with a photo booth you’ve definitely missed out. Photo booths are such a big hit at weddings and events because it’s an opportunity to be silly and forget your age. You also walk away with your own photo memento of the event that is worth keeping. As photographers we enjoy when there is a photo booth at weddings we shoot because guests really get into and we can snap some great moments of adults and children alike really hamming it up in their costumes.
If you’re getting married or planning another fun event, be sure to add Big Sky Photo Booth to your plans. They do great work and it will make your event that much more memorable for all.
Here are few photos I shot at the wedding and a few that Tara sent over to me to share! (You have your choice of black and white or color with their photo booth).
These are some photographs from a recent engagement shoot, their names are Kim and Tyler and we sure are great match. We really got to know each other over a beautiful sunset on the Gallatin River and some cold beers at Stacey’s Bar in Gallatin Gateway (http://www.staceysbar.com). Thank you two for trusting me and I am so excited to see the energy you bring next summer for the wedding at the beautiful Springhill Pavilion (www.springhillpavilion.com).