Marianne & Duane Reception at His Lordships

Many of you may know that Marianne and Duane got hitched in Barbados and that we were there to document their beautiful wedding.  Not everyone can make it to those nice destination weddings, so they decided to throw a reception for their family and friends at His Lordships on the Berkeley Marina.  This was fun to shoot, because we already knew their family from Barbados, so it was like meeting old friends again. 

One of the perks of being in this line of work is getting to meet new couples all the time.  I'm so glad to have met Marianne and Duane, not because they took us to Barbados or hired us as their photographers.  Everytime we meet, it's been such a joy to see them and talk to them.  They live in New York so it was very sad to say bye at the end of the night, because we knew it might be a while before we saw them again.  We even have inside jokes already.

We've been so fortunate to have such great couples this year and feel richly blessed.  One huge tip to future brides, spend as much time with your photographers as possible.  That's why we include an engagement session with all my wedding packages.  Because we want to get to know you and for you to know us before we shoot one of the most important days in your life.  

As for the pictures below, I loved the challenge of shooting in the pouring rain and also the poorly lit reception hall.  I love my external flashes and pocket wizards.  They make for cool dance shots!   

 Marianne and Duane belong in one of those classic romance movies.


 Ingrid and I were drenched at this point.  Our cameras were soaked.  But we got the shot!  This was so worth it.


 I LOVE this shot.


 Filipinos gettin' down!


 These two were dancing all night long. 


 Christine and Duane tearin' it up on the dance floor.  You go girl.




 Marianne and Duane playing DJ. 


 The younger generation getting down with Soulja Boy.