I was the wedding photographer for Rosemary and Jay’s open air wedding which was held at Bay View Farm Bed and Breakfast in Bell Haven, Virginia (up there on the Eastern Shore of Virginia!). What an AWESOME place! I was talking with the owner who’s family has lived there since the house was built (in 1858!!!). What a cool history lesson. I think what stood out to me most from what he said was that “our house has been here longer than California has been a state. (now that’s a good long time!) It’s a great big majestic property with a drop dead gorgeous 2-300 yards of waterfront. AMAZING view.
Rosemary and Jay’s wedding was entirely outside. There was a large tent setup at the rear of the property where the dancing took place, but people just walked around outside and socialized for the most part. It was a laid back, quirky wedding with a very comfortable vintage feel to it. Cutting the tops of champagne bottles with a sword and shucking oysters to order was pretty darn cool.
The couple had done a dry run of their wedding formals with another wedding photographer in Winston Salem and didn’t want to repeat the process, so they could spend more time with family and friends. As always, I cater to my clients and do as they wish. It’s not about me, it’s about them. I’ll shoot it how they want me to shoot it every time. (I’m a wedding photographer, not a production designer / director) If the couple just wants me to do MY thing? Then it’s still pretty quick and painless. No wedding has ever had to wait for me to do my work.
Do YOU have a wedding coming up? Do you need a wedding photographer? Give me a call or inquire via this website, I’ll be happy to talk with you.