Jay and Carissa’s Wedding at Bentleys on 27th

Tara Mauldin and I shot this wedding on a super hot August day. (I was Tara’s second shooter and assistant)  As it normally goes I start with shooting the groom and his guys at their hotel getting ready.

The service was held at a beautiful Catholic church with a bagpipe player who ended the ceremony.

We had quite a bit of time between the ceremony and the reception where Tara and I were able to get some lovely shots of the bride and groom at Freedom Park and uptown Charlotte. We then headed over to Bentley’s restaurant (I think its on the 27th floor) overlooking all of Charlotte. Its a gorgeous venue. The room has windows all the way around it, where the sun casts its golden light into the reception hall. I love the photos it creates.

Tara and I had such a fantastic time during this reception. One thing I can truly say is, I love photographing people when they don’t know I’m photographing them. I love that style and I love the expression and beauty I find in each person. Photo journalistic style is an absolute for me.

The grooms Aunt and Uncle pulled a slight prank in the middle of the reception and started handing out the craziest glasses that everyone was putting on! It was really great!

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