>Elizabeth and Michael 6/26/2010
>This June I had a full weekend that began with the wedding of Elizabeth and Michael Stephens. This pretty bride was picture perfect from the moment I arrived and really seemed to shine in front of the camera the whole day through. Her hair, makeup and jewelry were tasteful and elegant, and she was organized and prepared for her day!
The nuptual ceremony was held at Drew Methodist Church in Carmel, NY, where the pews were decorated with coordinating pink roses as Elizabeth and Michael exchanged vows. The strong faith that Elizabeth and Michael share was evident throughout the ceremony.
Perhaps we had a little help from above, since the impending rain held off long enough for plenty of outdoor photos at the church and at Villa Baron’es lakefront property!
The Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac was the setting for their reception and it looked fabulous, complete with ever-changing room lights that really added something the the images. Adding room lighting enhances the ambiance of a reception by glowing in the backround. Shades of magenta, purple and peach alternated to create a mood that was memorable for all. Michael even wrote a song for Elizabeth and performed it in front of a captive audience!
Besides having great room lighting and decor, Elizabeth and Michael were also a pleasure to work with and I am so happy they chose me to photograph their wedding!