What’s one of the best compliments a wedding photographer can receive? When someone in the wedding community asks you to photograph their wedding. Jenn works for a local catering company and does wedding planning for the Cotton Room in Durham as well. So when she called me wanting to photograph her TPC Wakefield Wedding, I was truly flattered that a wedding vendor, who knows almost ALL of the other vendors, wanted me to capture her special day.
Jenn’s Fiance’, Chris, is a golf pro so having their wedding at TPC wakefield was definitely a fitting location. Set just off the 18th green, their outdoor wedding was in a shaded area of lawn just outside the clubhouse. Both Jenn & Chris got ready there and this marks the 2nd time in 3 weeks I’ve photographed brides & grooms getting ready in golf locker rooms. I know that doesn’t sound all that great, but these are seriously nice locker rooms complete with wood paneled personalized lockers, so we aren’t talking high school gym here. In others words, a very fitting setting for a gorgeous wedding!
As the wedding processional began, I caught site of Jenn riding in the back of a golf cart. Why this struck me as cool, I’m not quite sure why, but well, it was. As Jenn walked into the center aisle of the ceremony, I had a firm eye on Chris. While he’s gonna kill me for saying this, I knew he was going to, as I call it, “break” from the site of his gorgeous bride to be walking down the aisle. When I shot their engagement session the UNC campus, I could see it then and, ya, he did. :) The wedding was gorgeous and my 2nd shooter captured an amazing phot0 (as she always does) thru the treeline during this time.
After the wedding ceremony, we shot a few of their formal photos outside then headed over to the reception. Now, as you can imagine, when a wedding vendor gets married, they know all of the possibilities and have really creative ideas. Jenn’s wedding was certainly not a disappointment. From photo booths to ice sculptures to the coolest name card arrangement and, well, other awesome vendors, the reception was gorgeous and I was, again, so honored to have been the one to capture everything for the happy couple.
Jenn & Chris, congratulations to you both. Thank you again for having me capture your wedding. It really was an honor and a privilege to be at your wedding. Now, on to a few choice photos from their beautiful TPC Wakefield wedding! By the way, yes, that IS me behind the DJ table… we decided to switch roles momentarily. :)