Nick & Nadia are some of the sweetest of the sweetest. They held their ceremony & reception at the same location, (Marquis Ballroom in the Lafayette Hotel), and got ready in the suites on site as well. They opted for a first look which we set up on the balcony and then we headed out to Gallagher Pier and the city streets for some portraits. (There was a big parade finishing up the same time we were trying to photograph portraits, so we quickly changed location plans & Nadia & Nick got a lot of unexpected congratulations as we photographed).
We’re starting to come to the close of our wedding season with 6 weddings left to shoot (31 behind us!?) It’s been a crazy wonderful busy season, but we are so grateful for every single one of our amazing client’s who trusted us with our sometimes crazy ideas. Nadia & Nick were no exception and took all of our suggestions as gold and trusted us with alternative locations when we couldn’t pass through the parade. As we’ve approached the end of our 4th wedding season, we’ve come to understand the importance of having client’s trusting us, especially when plans need to change last minute because of something unexpected. For this reason, we don’t take shot lists, (except family formal requests), we don’t accept pinterest boards, and we guide our clients through picking the locations for your portraits, (and even when we have that all settled, we leave LOTS of room for flexibility). We truly believe the day needs to unfold organically and be YOUR day because you never know when a big parade is going to stop you in your tracks from getting to where you need to go. Most likely, the alternative place you end up is where you’re supposed to be anyway.