On September 17th, 2010, Wanda and I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Katie & Alex Schaller at the historic Hall of Springs. Because they live out of State and have a very busy schedule, we did not have a chance to meet with Katie & Alex before their “Big Day.” Usually we have a preliminary meeting and an Engagement Session with the couple prior to the wedding, in order to get to know them better and get familiar with each other. We realize that for couples that live out of state but are planning on coming back home to get married sometimes poses tough challenges. As soon as I spoke with Katie on the phone I quickly realized that we were the photographers for her and Alex. Katie, unlike most brides who are planning a wedding from out of State, was easy going and so relaxed about everything and knew that Imagine! Photography & Design would capture and create images of their wedding in every detail.
Their wedding day was absolutely beautiful, decorated in blue skies and puffy white clouds. It was as if the day was ordered from a special “Make my day look great catalog! ” It was also the first wedding of the year that we had a chance to work again at the Hall of Springs. One of our favorite places to photograph, always great lighting, backgrounds and who doesn’t love all that great architecture? So you can say we were pretty excited and looking forward to Katie and Alex’s wedding. It took two seconds that day to get that smile and “look” from Katie and I was confident that we were we all going to have a lot of fun!
Here is Katie moments before getting into her dress. Her eyes tell the story!
Here is the look! Her smile, her personality and those eyes… we loved her expressions all day long. She would say that she doesn’t like herself in serious photo’s but she is a knock out here. WOW!
It all started here and the words “I do.”
I just had to post two of my favorite images below.
The Bridesmaids, where do I start… they ALL were fun to work with and had great personalities. Look closely at the photo below and you will notice that they each have their own personality. I love it!
Katie and Alex decided to have a “First Look Meeting” prior to the ceremony in order to complete all of the group photos and enjoy their entire cocktail hour afterwords. Katie was so excited.
The meeting place was in front of the reflecting pool at the Hall of Springs. Alex walked to Katie, he tried hard to hold back the tears as he walked to her and saw her for the first time as his “Bride To Be.”
Their Bridal Party gathered around to witness the emotional meeting, along with the State Park On-lookers, all could see that they loved each other very much. I even had a chance to capture Wanda hard at work.
Such passion from Alex, I love this photo!
The entire Bridal Party in The State Park, what a great group to photograph and have fun with.
Did I mention that they were having a lot of fun!
Here the guys are being serious and hamming it up for the camera. This did not last long.
Look guys the girls can do “Vogue” too.
Katie and Alex’s way of saying Thank You to everyone and a great HDR image from the day. I love the lighting!
Don’t look now but your about to get married. Below is my favorite image from the ceremony, this is Katie, always happy and smiling the whole day.
Even though they saw each other prior to the ceremony, Alex still got teary eyed as Katie walked down the isle. I love his expression in this photo.
Katie is now Mrs. Alex Schaller.
Of course working at the Hall of Springs we were able to photograph some great “Room” images.
The centerpieces were unique, I love the feathers!
The Wedding Cake was beautiful and I loved the flowers decorating it. Such detail.
No girls you have to wait! Step away from the cake!
I had to capture this photo of Alex and his niece, he was so proud of her.
The first dance is always a favorite photo to capture, I love Alex’s Mothers expression on the right. She was so happy for her son. Below you will find some of our favorite dance photos.
Katie could not resist putting one of the beautiful Wedding Cake flowers in her hair.
At the end of the night Wanda and I captured these images for their “Ending Photo” and they turned out great. Such romance and love, that you can tell they will be together for a very long time.