Growing up with a father in the Marines, military weddings always hold a special place in my heart. Loyalty is one word that comes to mind whenever I think about military families. Loyalty to your country. Loyalty to your family while your deployed. For this reason, Catherine and David’s Sky Meadow Country Club wedding was such a joy to shoot!
It was the first weekend when the snow was FINALLY off the ground, and the weather was warmer. It was spring(ish), with the exception of the tree leaves and flowers that were still hiding away.
There were a couple “firsts” for me with this wedding. This was my first time shooting a Greek Orthodox ceremony. I can’t tell you how much fun it was to shoot their ceremony at St. Philip Greek Orthodox Church! There is so much movement in a Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony, and Father Alex gave me free reign to move around as much as I wanted.
After the ceremony, we made it back just in time to the Sky Meadow Country Club to take advantage of the gorgeous golden sunset. They were soaked in that gold! But the other “first” didn’t happen until the sun went down, and the stars came out. You see, there was a new moon, and it was a clear night, which meant the stars would be shining bright! Catherine, David and I headed to the highest point of the country club after dinner to embark on a starry night shoot. It was incredible, and we walked away with some beautiful portraits! With the golden sun and the shining stars, this quote sums the day up nicely!
“Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.”- E. E. Cummings