Lindsay is one of those people that I just instantly clicked with when we first met. We met last winter for coffee, and she told me about the DIY lakeside wedding she was planning at Cupsaw Lake in New Jersey, and I just knew this was a wedding I wanted to be a part of. Lindsay has a huge heart, and she loves fiercely – her friends, her family… and most of all, Danny. Their story is an amazing one – high school sweethearts who reconnected after a few years apart. This was a wedding years and years in the making.
When I walked into Lindsay’s apartment that morning, she was surrounded by all her friends and family – it was such a fun atmosphere. They welcomed me in, and I instantly felt like part of the party. Lindsay’s parents were particularly awesome, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention how much I enjoyed working with them as well. It was just one of those weddings that didn’t feel like work: we laughed a lot, we cried a lot, and we had an absolute blast.
While I was with Lindsay and her friends, my second shooter – Jon – was off capturing the reception details for me and getting to know Danny. I have to give a special shout out to Jon for this wedding. All of the events were spread apart – the getting ready, ceremony, and reception – and he really went out of his way to help me capture all the details before the party began.
I didn’t get to meet Danny until just before the ceremony began. At the last minute, we’d had a change of venue – New Jersey was hit with major flooding late last summer, and the original ceremony site was unusable. The ceremony was moved into a tiny, stone chapel on the same property. I arrived with Lindsay, and went into the chapel to get into position. Danny was already at the front, so I picked out a spot, and started shooting. Danny took a second to come down, introduce himself, and give me a hug in the middle of everything that was going on! I knew then I was going to adore him as much as I did Lindsay.
The rest of the day was just perfect – absolutely overflowing with love. Lindsay’s father officiated their beautiful ceremony, we had the most gorgeous light for portraits ever, they had one of the craziest dance floors, and they incorporated some traditional Greek dances which were so much fun! (And the food was fantastic!) I could not have asked for a better group to work with, and Jon and I ended up staying almost an extra hour after our time was up, because we were having so much fun, and capturing so many great moments. Lindsay & Danny – working with you two was such an amazing experience, and I loved every second. Thank you for being the warm, open hearted people you are. xo