A Sweet Affair ...

Sunday, May 27, 2012

I don't do wedding photography. It's not that I can't. I just enjoy photographing food a lot more. Except when it comes to friends. My husband used to be a wedding photographer back in the 70s and 80s. Some of our friends are sought after portrait and wedding photographers. I am still doing food and have no desire to change. But...once in a while, close friends ask me to photograph an engagement session. Or their wedding.

Last weekend, my assistant and friend Laura got married to Alex. I love them both. I photographed their engagement session and had a total blast. As a wedding present, I offered to photograph the wedding. It was a true friendship and family affair since they asked my husband's band to play at the reception (he's the one with the trombone).

Their wedding was a true Southern affair. A thoughtful and reflective ceremony and a reception in a gorgeous antebellum house. A perfect mix of sophistication, handmade, European elegance and simplicity. A lovely way to embrace the town and flair of our beautiful city, Charleston.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from the day. Thank you Laura for entrusting me with making your memories last a lifetime through a few (many) shots.


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Getting Ready... The Anticipation...

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Getting Married ...

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Married! ...Stolen moments before the reception ...

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Let's Party! ...

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Congratulations and Best Wishes Laura & Alex!

32 comments:

Laura said...

Thank you! Thank you! I cannot thank you enough for these images :) You captured both the event and the emotions and story behind everything. We are blessed to have you as our friend and photographer.

Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

well if being a food photography, book author, blogger, recipe developer or any of your other roles falls by the wayside, you're hired as a wedding photographer!

GORGEOUS and what a gift to this couple. They look beautiful and you did an amazing job!

elann said...

As always Helene, stunning photography - a beautiful day captured beautifully (love the purple sock shot). Congratulations to your friends (I remember smiling at their sweet and fun engagement pictures too) and three cheers for true friendship.

Alice said...

Congrats to Laura and Alex! The pictures are all so beautiful and capture the special moments so stunningly!

sprite said...

Oh, lovely! Thank you for sharing the day with us! And congratulations to the happy couple!

Lindsay said...

Love these! Congratulations Laura and Alex and beautiful images to capture the day, Helene!

Kay @ The Church Cook said...

Such beautiful photos of beautiful couple! Helene, these are just so fabulous!

Miss K said...

Beautiful photos! Congratulations to the newlyweds!

design elements said...

fantastic images!

monsterscircus said...

The photos looks like a fairytale. They couldn't be more estetic and what a beautiful couple!

Anna Epp said...

Beautiful, great job capturing their amazing day!

Coffee and Crumpets said...

gorgeous pictures! Beautiful bride in a beautiful dress.

Carol said...

What a beautiful wedding, gorgeously photographed!

Doodle said...

A beautiful bride, and beautiful photos ~ Laura and Alex both look besotted with one another, and incredibly happy. You have captured their memories beautifully.

Eleonor Rigby said...

Amazing pictures! Really good work!!

Lindsey Johnson said...

What gorgeous pictures and a lovely wedding. I love that purple!

Congratulations to Laura and her new husband!

Dori said...

What lovely images you captured! Beautiful wedding, Laura! Best wishes! (Love the many shades of purple and lavender...and the socks!)

Mary said...

My thoughts are the same as Averie's - Helene, you could certainly go right into wedding photography without a moment's notice!
Laura & Alex look so in love - your camera made me feel like I knew them - you were able to catch their love for each other as well as their excitement for the day.

The sepia-toned shots were especially nice.

Well done!

Mary in Oregon

Laura said...

WOW! Looks like your photography skill goes far far far beyond just food! These are absolutely STUNNING wedding photos!

Weaving my Life said...

I wish I was getting married! I'd hire you any day.

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

What a lovely present you offered your friends!!! GORGEOUS PICS & WEDDING!!!!!!!!

Angela said...

Lovely !! Thanks for sharing with us!! You did a beautiful job.

Fragolina said...

beautiful pictures!.

Lauren | Seventeenth & Irving said...

My goodness Helene - I would hire you any day as a wedding photographer. Your photos of Laura's wedding are truly gorgeous in every way. Their happiness just radiates through these pictures.

I know your true passion is food photography but should you ever tire of that, I guess we know what you'll do next!

Kim Grey said...

What a gorgeous wedding and gorgeous photos! Congrats and best wishes to Laura and Alex. They look so happy! How inspiring!

Tamara said...

Stunning photos. You are truly gifted!

angela@spinachtiger said...

Love the retro feel of these photos .My favorite is all shoes.Her dress is gorgeous and it's a classy event, captured perfectly.

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

Simply ethereal and beautiful :)

Pawaris Sae-lee said...

Your pictures are all beautiful and artistic! they are truely amazing. I just wonder what kind of camera you are using? thanks!

kellypea said...

Exceptionally beautiful, Helene -- a wonderful collection of shots to enjoy with my coffee this morning!

cookingwithmarica said...

Beatiful pictures and atmophera! Brava!!!

Julie said...

Absolutely breath taking photography! And a gorgeous wedding!! Fabulous!

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