My first wedding of 2019 is not one I will soon forget. The wedding was held on an uncharacteristically warm January day. The temperature was in the low 60s, allowing us the ability to take portraits anywhere and everywhere outside. I’m probably somewhat biased because I have a mild obsession with urban-industrial weddings— the structure, the raw material, the elegance, the ease in framing the composition— but I knew when I first met Jon and Whitney that they had great style. There were so many details I loved about this wedding. Graffiti peeked in through the back window serving as the backdrop for the ceremony space, dark and rusted metal walls surrounded a bricked over courtyard for their formal portraits, and their muted winter color pallet added a touch of softness and elegance to the urban surroundings. It was very hard to choose favorites for this post because I enjoyed so much of their day.
Beyond their great style, these two are great people. In lieu of favors they choose to have guests create care packages which would be distributed to in need individuals. They also included Jon’s young sons in the ceremony, and delivered personal vows to them as well. Let’s not forget the reception, which included live performances by friends, karaoke, and a dance party. I watched as a grown man deliver the most kick ass routine to N’SYNC’s Bye Bye Bye I’ve ever seen. Apparently he’d known the choreography for over 10 years. Best thing I’ve ever witnessed at a reception, hands down.