Charlotte Manning Photography | Jason & Laura

Jason & Laura

September 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

In August, I had the pleasure of capturing a wedding in the Howell/Brighton area.  I first connected with the bride back in November when she booked her wedding with me.  I had fun talking with her via email over the summer while she planned and wrapped up the timeline and such.  

I had such a fun time throughout the day capturing Jason and Laura's day, alongside their family and friends.  I enjoyed hearing about their love story through the eyes of the Matron of Honor, the Best Man and the brides mother during their speeches! You can tell they are so very loved by many and their love for each other is beautiful and incredibly sweet.  I captured a few moments of them taking each other by the hand or whispering throughout the night and the sweet smiles as they were finally married.  Can you tell I'm a sucker for love?? 

The church was incredibly beautiful with great natural light and outdoor space for photos.  My absolute favorite part about it though was the choir loft!  That is hands down my favorite place to take photos during a wedding ceremony.  From there, I have a great view of the entire place and the altar.  Which proved to invaluable when it came time for the *epic kiss* and three people filled the aisle trying to get a photo.  I'm not sure my photo would have been any good had I been in the aisle waiting for it. 

For those of you attending a wedding here's a PSA-- I know your camera is so great and you just love photos and the important parts of a wedding, but really, sometimes you get in the way, so sit down and respect the photographer-- I'm sure the bride and groom will thank you!! I will thank you haha!

The reception was held at Crystal Gardens in Howell, and oh my gosh it was a beautiful place!  The rain continued to come and go all day, and so the elegance of the reception hall proved to be invaluable!!  When you first walk in, there is a stunning staircase and I just knew it would make a perfect spot for photos, especially with the large window on the side of it. 

While I would have loved more time with just the two of them for bridal portraits, the bride is always right and she expressed to me the necessity of being done with wedding duties and on to the dance floor by 8:45-- which we managed and I had a lot of fun playing around with my camera techniques while capturing the fun and dancing since it meant so much to her!


Anyway, enough gushing about love and pretty venues....Here are some of my favorite images of the day!





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