“Ramdog”. That was my nickname for the day as decidedly uttered by one of Brittany’s bridesmaid. Even though her bridal party weren’t ‘liquored-up’ yet, they had the propensity to make any event a party.
I first met Josh and Brittany at a Starbucks on Maple and Crooks Road on June 27, 2014. She really liked my style of photography but wanted to see more of my work in hard prints. Fortunately, I have couple of albums from my recent work to show them. During our meeting, they also asked me the right questions to determine if I was a match to what they had in mind.
A little over a month later, I heard from them again. They wondering if I was still open to photograph their wedding. As luck would have it, I was!
I got to know more of Brittany and Josh on October 1, 2014. We met at Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hill for their engagement photo session. I call them get-to-know-you meeting because instead of merely photographing them, I turn the session into a dialog. It’s amazing how much couples love to tell me their love stories. Also, during that time, I also determined how they really want their wedding photos to be.
Mostly candid and less formal ones. The formal ones should be casual.
With their preference in mind, I showed on their wedding day at 3:30 PM. Or was it 3:29? Brittany wanted most of the formal (but appear casual) before the ceremony. Ramdog went to work. The day could not have been any better. Temperature was in the mid-70s and the blue sky did not have a hint of clouds.
The week before, I photographed a wedding under a thunderstorm warning But that’s another story in another blog post.