As I got to Lauren’s parents house, where she was getting ready. I was very happy that someone had invented air conditioning. I was already sweating, and I had only walked to the front door of the house from my car. I said my hellos, and then get to work, back outside of course. I was familiar with the location as I shot Lauren’s brother’s wedding the year before, so I had a good idea where I wanted to do a dress shot before I arrived. We weren’t too long with the girls getting ready, but long enough to get a handful of photos of the bridesmaids, as well as of the flower girls.
Their ceremony was held in a backyard just around the corner from the Banook Canoe Club where the reception was to be held later in the evening. It was short and sweet and then we were off to the Sullivan’s Pond for family photos, and Alderney Landing for Wedding Party pictures. Since the reception was not going to be a full dinner, it was arranged to have pizza arrive during our photos. It was a very welcome break, and I only forced the wedding party to wait and smell the pizza for a couple of minutes before I let them dive in ;).
We left the wedding party to relax with the pizza, and Lauren, Adam, and I went on a little down the boardwalk for a few more photos of just the two of them before heading to Lake Banook. The Banook Canoe Club has a beautiful deck on it which was well used throughout the night as people took a break from the heat of inside, and to play with the sparklers Adam and Lauren provided. There was also a Photo booth with a cardboard cutout made to look like a Polaroid, hanging from the ceiling which people had fun with. I particularly enjoyed the candy bar, and may have eaten more conversation hearts than I should have, but they’re just so damn delicious. I didn’t have any, but others seemed to love the cotton candy machine. All that sugar helped people work up the energy for the dance floor, and I sure hope the kids crashed when they got home and weren’t up until 4 am. When I was leaving for the night, Adam had on his batman shirt and Lauren was wearing bunny ears. Yeah, I’d say it was a good day.