congratulations, whitney + shane! these two were a textbook case for our "Silver Nuggets" . . . those little pieces of advice we share with clients to help their day AND their pictures turn out beautifully. Here's what we mean. One of our favorite silver nuggets (future brides and grooms take note!) is this: get ready in a comfortable (i.e. not cramped and cluttered) light-filled space. And we were completely giddy with excitement that whitney chose to dress in our STUDIO!!! It was only a block away from the First Christian Church where she and shane were to be married, so it was perfect! Whitney brought her grandma's mirror and her grandpa's bible and all of her bridesmaids to our studio. SO MUCH FUN. and SO MUCH LIGHT!
These next series of shots were all taken in our studio before the ceremony (and hey, can you see evidence of another silver nugget? it's this one: dress for comfort and joy . . . i.e. shoes you can dance and spin in and feel like you're walking on air ALL NIGHT LONG . . . be sure to check out whitney's choice of shoes):
another silver nugget: step away from the altar for family, group and couple portraits. And boy did they! whitney and shane were raised on farms and now work in the agriculture industry, so they were particularly eager to get out to the countryside for photos. these first few shots were taken outside the church, and several following were near their reception site (the Knights of Columbus Hall):
and yet another silver nugget: your day your way! don't be afraid to make your wedding unique to you. we love shooting "firsts" . . . as in: this was the first time a SilverBox bride has give a groom this on his wedding day . . .
love these next two photos by annika. hats off to whitney and shane for emphasizing family throughout the wedding day . . . it was a joy to see them be so adoring of their parents and grandparents and other loved ones!
these next two reception shots were taken by angelina owino, a photojournalist from Denmark who is studying here in columbia and assisted us that day (THANK YOU, ANGELINA . . . you are a joy to work with!)
we sure did enjoy photographing whitney and shane's wedding!!! congrats again, you two.
~kim, annika (and angelina!)