Another beautiful album complete. It makes for a special kind of Christmas gift… I’m finding that this kind of work warms my heart.
Take a look:
Also, take a look at the rest of their photos if you need a smile: http://photos.codyjbennett.com/event/Ren-and-James
Eli is my best friend and has been for years and years and years. Since elementary school, in fact. He was my best man a couple years back (thanks Eli!) and as we all know, one good turn deserves another. A few months ago Eli asked if I would be his Best Man. Honored, I accepted!
Now, an interesting wrinkle would present itself… I consider myself a bit of a photographer, too.
As details were flying about, it was determined that I would be the guy to coordinate wedding photos for the big day too. Hmm.
Fortunately, as time drew closer, we devised a master plan. I would be the “consultant” and I would have my equipment in the hands of my lovely wife who has helped me in numbers of other weddings. And, to increase the number of images to have for the Bride & Groom afterwards, I asked another close friend who is similarly passionate about photography: Pat Grieser. Originally, I had expected to be the brains while Heather & Pat fulfilled the brawn… It didn’t quite work out that way.
As the Wedding Eve arrived, I realized that in order to be the best Best Man I could be, I couldn’t pay any mind to the cameras in the room – I just needed to serve and be the friend. Fortunately, Pat & Heather came through incredibly well for the pressures of a wedding. We were all excellent about playing our roles and the resulting images are awesome. I’m not sure if I’ve broken Pat of the interest in ever going into wedding photography, but the wedding itself was a blast.
I did get to put on my photographer hat on Sunday afternoon when Ariel, Eli, Heather & myself went out for some beautiful portraiture with rustic backdrops and even throughout downtown Leavenworth.
And, without further adieu, I should show you a few more pictures…
And, I should leave you with a bigger version of a few favorites… Enjoy!
These are a few shots from a wedding earlier in the summer.
Gloria & Ralph are amazing people. They have hearts of gold and a passion for serving their community. It was a blast for Heather and I to share in their special day, assisting with random things like tying ties and all of the other miscellany that arrives on a wedding day.
The ceremony was special. The room was packed and from my vantage point, it looked like every person had some type of recording device. There were cell phones, flip cameras, high end digital video cameras, and more. You could tell that there was an air of love that everyone was immersed in.
Here are a few shots from the day – take a look!
See all of the photos at:
Man, I love weddings. I love the vows, the old folks dancing, the hope and excitement. I love it all.
Here’s a few shots from this last weekend with Tara & Andrew. They’re a blast to hang out with, and we’re looking forward to a post-honeymoon outing for a trash-the-dress session. So excited!
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
A couple weekends ago, I was the second photographer at the wedding of Misa & Ory. Here are some highlights from the day. At the bottom, you’ll find a link to all of the images. Enjoy!
This Saturday, I assisted Penny McGoey of Becoming Images with a beautiful wedding and wonderful reception. It it always a blast spending time with Penny – she’s a ton of fun, and we’re a great pair who work together well to “git’r done!”
As she’s the primary photographer, she will have the final images (including my own), but I enjoy the creative process so I narrowed my 1100’ish images down to less than 20, and then put some finishing touches on a few to share. Again, check with Becoming Images for her amazing images, but for now, enjoy my teaser.
Thanks for looking!