I have had the amazing fortune of having some of the most bad-ass and unique humans hire me as their wedding photographer. And what comes with all that bad-assery, you ask? EPIC FASHION CHOICES.
I have a deep, deep appreciation for dramatic flair, ostentatious accessories and GIVING ZERO F#&%@!!! Boring, stuffy weddings are absolutely a thing of the past and I just love that people are using their weddings as a chance to flaunt some serious style. Here is a round up of my Top 8 favorite looks from the weddings I've shot over the years!
8. Lucera and Roman
Lucera worked so hard on designing every element of her wedding to Roman. She's also an amazing artist and we bonded over the fact that we both have been greatly influenced by Catholic art. She was totally channeling some saint-vibes with her veil and her choice to put her gorgeous bridesmaids in fitted, black rompers was nothing short of spectacular. Paired with bright, bold florals and vintage-inspired red heels, this look absolutely rocked. Roman and his groomsman were just as stylish in their gray suits and and black shades!
Tuling is a hilarious, playful and skateboard loving badass! She didn't want to take her wedding too seriously and opted to go full-blown flapper for her look! Sh wore a pink dress, white wig and a feather boa at her wedding to Dmitry. Tuling literally jumped up and down for joy during her vows and seeing all her fringe shimmy and shake was totally wonderful to watch.
Mariah had an absolutely stunning, classic wedding dress and she elevated her look to rock-star status with a stunning faux hawk updo and a pair of Converse All Stars. She looked both elegant and punk rock all at once and her footwear ensured that she could spend the night cutting it up on the dance floor!
5. Katie and Kelly
Katie and Kelly are lovers of all things Tiki and their wedding was infused with tropical details. Kelly opted for a classic blue tux which delightfully complimented Katie's Sea Queen vibes. Her hair piece from Nancy's Fancy Fruits illuminated with twinkling lights when she hit the dance floor. Katie put her bridesmaids in bright, festive dresses and the most gorgeous, vibrant florals rounded out the terrific Tiki-ness!
4. Rebecca and Chris
Rebecca and Chris embody the word dapper and they took their love of all things vintage to new heights at their wedding! Rebecca opted for a 40's inspired pinup look and Chris' incredible mustache was groomed to handlebar perfection. Their reverent and classic church wedding gave way to a raucous reception filled with Star Wars details. Vintage + Nerd = Very Happy Photographer.
3. Jessica and Kevin
I just LOVE me a black wedding dress!! Jessica and Kevin's American Horror Story/Carnival of Animals wedding was WILD and they made sure their style reflected that. Jessica embraced her Indian heritage with some stunning henna on her hands and her fairy princess dress was given a gothic twist with its midnight tones. Kevin rocked an orange velvet jacket and they both carried gothic style parasols to help beat the July heat!
Megan channeled Old Hollywood when choosing her stunning wedding look! Megan and James got married on a chilly, January day and her faux-fur kept her warm and cozy! I love that she opted for a side hair piece rather than a traditional veil. It looked adorable with her wavy bob and red lips!
1. Danika and Monique
This wedding will probably always be impossible to beat. Black wedding dress? Check. Gnarly head-piece featuring animal skulls and horns? Check. Two Brides? Check and Check! Danika is a costume designer and she went straight to the very best to help her create this one of a kind look- Dark Garden Unique Corsetry. Monique opted for knee-high lace up boots, and a matching leather jacket and vest. I shot this wedding over three years ago and I swear, I'm still swooning over the damn thing.
Well, that just about wraps it up... But what the hell, why not one more! Here is an extra-special bonus look from a wedding I shot with the ever inspiring Casey Brodley. I've always said that the best second photographer is a lead photographer who knows how to check their ego and I absolutely LOVED getting to second shoot for this queen. It totally helped that this wedding was lousy with style and it recently was featured on Green Wedding Shoes!
Bonus- Kate and Mike
I mean... they killed it. They murdered their wedding style and all other weddings bow before them.