Archive for Oct 2010
I’ve always been a skeptic. (I prefer the phrase “thoughtful.”) So those web pages on photographers’ websites where brides and grooms go on and on about how awesome their photos and/or photographers were never impressed me when I was planning my wedding.
So when I got a really great website together, I never put up one of those pages. Though we got all these nice cards and emails, I just thought no one would buy the gushing we received. (And a few thank you presents!! Nothing says thank you like a cup shaped like a lens… pictures to come!)
Well, I’ve now decided that I don’t care what you fellow cynics think! I have just been so overwhelmed by the amazing outpouring of thanks from my awesome clients lately, that I just HAD to share it with the world. Skepticism be damned! (You can see more at www.cirasphotography.com, go to “About Us” and read “What Clients Say”)
Here are two samples of emails I received in the last 24 hours:
“The photos look AMAZING! I am so happy with them. You and Jesse really captured everything about our wedding. Before the pictures were up, I remember thinking “that was a great moment, I wonder if they caught it” about so many different things that happened that day, and I was truly astonished that you captured Every Single One that I could think of! And on top of that, you caught so many moments that I wasn’t even aware of happening. I couldn’t be happier!!
From Cara and Nicole (wedding post to appear shortly):
“First, the pictures, amazing! Absolutely beautiful! You guys did such a great job making us look amazing! I mean the outside pictures, the ones across the street, the pictures of the kids, the pictures of the table, placecards, guests. We could not have asked for anything more! We are absolutely 100% happy with them! We are so happy to have chosen you both as our photographers. We got exactly what we wanted and more. The details of the shoes, rings, little smiles from our friends, us, us and more us. lol… We love them! You guys did an amazing job and if you want to copy and paste this and make it a testimonial, please do.
So believe what you want, fellow cynics. but I just had to brag. I mean, I cried when I read both of them, so maybe they’ll move someone else half as much as they moved me.
(I feel like I should sing “This little light of mine” now. But I’ll keep that to myself.)
Where: Winslow Estates in Orleans, MA
Food: Casual Gourmet, Centerville MA
Hairstylist – PJs Hair Studio, Eastham, MA
Dress Designer – Judd Waddell
Officiant – Pastor Tom Nelson, Cape Cod Covenant Church, Brewster MA
Florist – Merideth Fancy, Fancy Flowers, Orleans, MA
Band/DJ – Beantown, Wilson Stevens Productions
Suzie & Jeff had a chill, laid back Cape Cod wedding, which is them entirely. Their band rocked, and the dance floor was packed all night. Suzie and Jeff were complete naturals; I have a feeling they’d put on a great party if it were in a basement nevermind the beautiful Win Estates. They had also had an engagement shoot, and by the time the wedding portraits came along, they barely noticed we were there! Great party guys!
What a beautiful Columbus Day! These are from Joyce and Andrew’s Warren Center wedding in Ashland, MA.
You might not be able to tell, but Janelle is only a week or two away from having a baby in these photos. Everyone’s experience is different- some mamas to be are begging to get the photos done early because they’re getting larger by the second, and others, like Janelle are waiting so they can get as big as possible for the photos.
We decided to go down to the ocean, and Janelle was a trooper in the cold! It was worth it to have such dramatic photos- I love the clouds!
Jaj- Jesse and I are so excited for your baby! Hopefully we’ll meet him or her on 10-10-10!
Julia & Andy’s wedding was straight from the heart, filled with more DIY touches than I had ever seen, by a crew of loving friends and family. Now, they splurged on the location (the fabulously unique and romantic Commander’s Mansion in Watertown) photography (also fabulously unique and romantic), the dress (Grace, by Maggie Sottero, which I wore at my wedding 5 years ago… a different dress, though I totally would have let her borrow mine), and a limo to get them from the church to the reception in style. Sometimes it takes a village to make a wedding, and is even better when you are surrounded by incredibly patient and talented people.
I love this photo because sometimes it only takes one quick look.
Rene and her dad are not the super mushy types- they’re the tease-each-other-because-we-live-each-other types, which I can totally relate to So while there aren’t tons of weepy-eyed photos of them together, instead, in the middle of teasing, they shot each other this look. And I loved it.
Not to mention the amazingly glowy fall afternoon light that I made sure to put them in front of. This look still would have been cute if they were in an ugly hallway or something, but it’s SO much better with the warm light flickering through the trees, right?!
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