A Small Wedding Post

I came to discover today that it’s been almost two months since my last post!  Things have been a bit busy lately so posting on the blog has been on the back-burner.  I’ll try to post here again more often and since it’s starting to become spring in Michigan hopefully there will be plants budding soon.  (Yay spring!)

A few weeks ago though I had the opportunity to take some photos for some friends after a small quiet wedding.  I was asked to be the photographer for their wedding in October although they decided to get married sooner and have a small open house after a private wedding now with a more formal reception in October instead.  I decided to bring my camera to the open house reception and captured a few photos for them on their actual wedding day to keep.  They’ve kindly allowed me to share some of them with you so here they are:

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Congratulations Maria and William!  May you have a blessed life together!

~nestorakarts

A Wedding Photography Experience: Jonathan and Hannah

About a month ago I was asked to photograph another wedding for two of my friends from college.  I got to know Jonathan through another friend and he was friends with my brother because they were in the same class.  And although I didn’t get to know either of them as well as I would have liked (neither were music or art majors and therefore never in the two buildings that I ‘lived’ in most of the time), I know that they are both amazingly kind and generous people.  For that reason I was honored to get to know them a little better by photographing their wedding and celebrating their special day with them.

Wedding photography is still a bit new to me (this was only my third wedding) but my favorite part of being a photographer is capturing those ‘unexpected’ moments.  I enjoy the photo-journalist approach where photos aren’t posed, but taken in a spontaneous yet artistic way to capture events.  The expressions and emotions captured in someone’s face when they forget about the camera are the things I love to catch and make me smile as I edit.  Things such as the bride and groom holding hands moving from one photography location to another or a quick smile to each other amid nerves during the ceremony, the maid of honor shedding a few tears of joy during the ceremony… the list could go on for a while.

The college was nearby and we had planned to take photos there but opted not to go outside because it was too hot and humid to travel far but we found a few good places around the church to take some photos with good lighting and still got some great shots.  Thanks again Jonathan and Hannah for letting me a part of your special day with you!

~nestorakarts