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Monday, September 14, 2009

the james brown wedding : omaha wedding photography

I know what you're thinking. The James Brown wedding? Like THE James Brown?

Well, yes.

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I love it! I knew the second I saw Heather and Travis's "theme" for their Omaha wedding that I'd have a blast with them.

I took some quick snaps of the guys getting ready before I moved onto the really important stuff....

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....like the dress! SWOON.

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How lovely!

Two of the STUNNING bride.

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I LOVE how cool and collected Travis is while waiting for his bride.

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St. Robert Bellermine in Omaha is one of my favorite churches to shoot...is it any wonder why?

Beautiful!

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The priest was pretty funny...I'm not sure if it was intentional or not! I don't recall EXACTLY what he said here...but I think it was something about "being lovers."

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Aaaaaand you're married!

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While they were mingling with their guests after the ceremony, I took the opportunity to grab some detail shots.

Her bouquet had lace from her grandmother's wedding dress.

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A quick picture of the newly married couple....

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And we hopped on the bus to head to the Old Market in downtown Omaha.

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The hilarious wedding party posed for some pictures with the couple...

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Then...it was reception time!! And OH MAN....did I love their reception. It took place at the Qwest Center, of all places - and if you ever doubted that you could have a stunning, intimate reception in that giant building, I'm here to tell you that it's ABSOLUTELY possible. It was beautiful!

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They had a YUMMY candy buffet!

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When we arrived, I made the wedding party come outside for ONE more picture, because this huge curved wall was just dying to be a backdrop.

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Toasts!

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Do you see what makes this reception really stand out yet?

Are you picking up what I'm putting down?

Do you smell what the Rock is cookin'??

It's the LIGHTING. The lighting makes all the difference in the WORLD. If you have ANY kind of a budget to spend on lighting...do it! Take all these pictures and imagine them without the blue and purple lights in the background....huge difference, right? The lighting can really make your reception stand out. Here's another example of a wedding with amazing lighting around the wall for another reference.

I'm not ashamed to say it: I am in love with lighting!!

While everyone was eating some DELICIOUS food, I took ring shots!

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And after dinner, it was time for one of my favorite parts of the evening...of ANY wedding....the first dance!

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Then...everyone danced the night away!!

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Heather and Travis - Mr. and Mrs. James Brown - you guys are awesome and beautiful and I wish you EVERY happiness in the future! :)

1 comments:

Darbi G. Photography said...

What a gorgeous wedding! The details were all magnificent! And such lovely treatment of the pics, Lara! My fave is the one from above the bride....I just love that perspective. :)