Over the years, there have been two unanticipated pleasantries that being a wedding photographer has brought. When I first became a wedding photographer, I got into the genre for the love of the art. Wedding photography can be so challenging because it is a combination of many genres: fashion, studio, portrait, macrophotography, and photojournalism, even landscape. However, I quickly realizes that the best part of the business wasn’t the art, it was the people I got to meet and work with. Secondly, photography opened up doors of cultural opportunity that I might not have otherwise got to experience. Over the years, I have photographed a variety of cultural and religious weddings, including Buddhist, Muslim, Greek, and Indian, just to name a few. When Clara explained that she and Mina were having a St Mark Coptic Orthodox wedding, I was excited for the opportunity.
Clara got ready with the help of her family before heading to her St Mark Coptic Orthodox wedding.
Once Clara was ready, we met Mina at the beautiful St Mark Coptic Orthodox church. He too got ready with the help of his family.
With everyone in place, it was time for the ceremony to begin. The ceremony was filled with beautiful moments, many of which were quiet moments between Mina and Clara up at the altar. You couldn’t stop Clara from smiling throughout the entire ceremony.
After their St. Mark Coptic Orthodox wedding, we headed over to Van Hoosen Farm in Rochester for some portraits of them and their bridal party.
All day, it was calling for 100% rain and thunderstorms. It would have been devastating to have it rain on Clara and Mina’s wedding day as Mina’s demanding, out-of-state residency schedule would prevent us from doing a reshoot. Luckily, Clara’s grandpa was looking down on them throughout the day. Just as we were finishing the photos at Van Hoosen, it started to sprinkle. I gentle reminder that he was there on their wedding day.
After our time at Van Hoosen, we went to Cherry Creek Golf Course for the reception.
JAC Entertainment did a fantastic job keeping the dance floor packed and bringing people out to celebrate their zeffa.