KATE AND NATE - CHARLOTTE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

There were clouds of warmth attached to the words Kate spoke on the cold morning of her wedding day. They hung in the chilly air for just a second and then melted away. It was an incredible day for a wedding. The  guests began the day wrapped in scarves and puffy jackets but as the ceremony ended so did the cold. The sun came up over the rocks that hid everyone in the Quarry and it made for a perfect afternoon to eat grilled food and drink wine on green grass. So that's what they did.

I have posted this wedding in bits and pieces over the last few weeks. A bit about Kate's anticipation here and a shot that had a lot of meaning behind it to me, here. I had the privilege of shooting this wedding with my friend Elizabeth. I was the back-up for her wonderful talent. When you are the back-up guy you are called the second shooter and there is something different enough about your role as the second shooter that you view things from a unique perspective (at least for me). I realized after shooting with Elizabeth that I have only been the second shooter at a wedding twice in the past 4 years. I think I am going to make it my goal to shoot for someone else at least once-a-year from now on. There was something about it that inspired me. 

Here are just a few of the shots I really enjoyed...

Here are the images as Kate and Nate drove off into the rest of forever in an old car. One of my favorite exits yet!