WOW! I can't believe how fast Summer has flown by. It was only in May that Tom, Amanda and I were hanging out at Starbucks, and June when we got together for some engagement photos up on the lake in Bay Village. And now, well...now they are MARRIED!
I started out the day with Amanda and the bridesmaids at the salon, before heading over to her parents house where she grew up. And I have to admit, that I could have been happy to just hang out there all day long! There house backed up to a beautiful forest with huge trees and plenty of trails (and for those that aren't aware, my last name is WOOD, and yes I love the WOODS). While I was there I saw at least three deer walking through the back yard.
After the ceremony at St. Bartholomew's church we stopped by a few select shooting locations with the bridal party. And for the first time ever I was able to shoot at Voinovich Park (a small island right next to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Browns stadium.) Parking was atrocious, being a pre season game day everything was jacked up to about $100 million dollars a spot (or something like that). But God provides, right as I realized was never going to find parking, someone pulled out of a free front row parking spot.
So what was supposed to be a rainy Saturday ended up being a beautiful sunny day, filled with the most delightful people and blessings around every corner.
One thing that I cherished most about the day, were all of the kids involved in the wedding. Being a father I have this new found love for all kids and I just love seeing them all dressed up, interacting so candidly all day long :)