I am always honored when one of my friends asks me to photograph their wedding, and Kate and John's wedding was no exception.
I have known Kate for years and worked with her on other weddings, so seeing the day where Kate was the one walking down the aisle was surreal.
I was with Kate and John every step of the way throughout this process, from helping John plan the engagement to the last moments of their reception. This was a wedding fit for royalty. I had two other photographers with me so we could capture all angles of the ceremony in the gorgeous St. Joseph’s Cathedral, and then the reception at the Kotecki's Grandview Grove. Kotecki's Grandview Grove is owned by Kate’s father and the bride and groom both work there, so it was extra special for them to be off the clock and be able to enjoy the beautiful space in celebration of their own love.
We shot at Shea's, an art gallery, in a field on the way to the venue, and of course in the lobby of the Grove. We were joined by Kate and John's adorable son Matthew, who was truly a natural in front of the camera.
I am so happy that Kate and John chose me to photograph their wedding, and look forward to watching them continue this beautiful life that they have created together.
Photographed by Seventh Arrow Studio // Ceremony - Saint Joseph's Cathedral // Venue - Kotecki's Grandview Grove // Floral - Buffalo Floral Art // Dress - Ma Carr // DJ - Johnny K // Guest Cake - Say Cheesecake // Display Cake - Muscoreil's Fine Desserts // Make Up - Amandalee Shamrock // Hair - Jennifer Geitter-Cuttitta // Barber - Armstrong Barbershop // Tux - Men's Warehouse // Limo - Status Limo // Photo booth and uplighting - Toy Brothers // Cocktail Music - Sax Man Silm // Linens - Elegant Events Direct // Late-Night Snack - Mighty Taco