http://vesic.com Vesic Photography Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:24:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Joe & Taylor: Wedding at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club in Delaware http://vesic.com/2014/08/joe-taylor-wedding-rehoboth-beach-country-club-delaware/ http://vesic.com/2014/08/joe-taylor-wedding-rehoboth-beach-country-club-delaware/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:24:45 +0000 http://vesic.com/?p=14595 Nothing quite says summer like the beach, and there really isn’t a more classic old school East Coast beach than Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. And it couldn’t have been better than to be there for Taylor & Joe’s wedding. Joe and I go back several years when I first met him…

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Nothing quite says summer like the beach, and there really isn’t a more classic old school East Coast beach than Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. And it couldn’t have been better than to be there for Taylor & Joe’s wedding.

Joe and I go back several years when I first met him at Mark & Jen’s wedding in Raleigh and then again last year in Connecticut with Matt & Julie’s wedding. So when he asked me to be part his wedding with Taylor, I couldn’t have been more honored.

Taylor got ready at the amazingly nice Bellmoor Inn, where we also did the first look. From there we traveled about a half mile to the All Saints Episcopal Church for the ceremony, followed by the reception on the water at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club. I have to say there is something very cool about having everything right in the center of the beach business district. The hotel, overlooking the ocean and boardwalk. The Church on the opposite side of the street, just barely seeing the ocean but still hearing the bustle of mid summer fun. And of course the tranquility of looking past the 18th hole to the Atlantic.

I was happy to see Cheryl and was even happier that she remembered me from the last time I was here about 3 years ago. She helped everything run smooth. Awesome filmmakers Brett and Tony came up from NC to film the event and they were as always awesome to work with. And of course, I can’t get away from saying how awesome it was to see Mark & Jen at the wedding and at the same time missing Mark & Julie.

But it’s really about Joe & Taylor. Seeing the family come together. Hearing the toasts from Trey & Noelle. Hearing toasts given to those who were there in spirit and hearing stories of how we all came to be at this one spot. To see the smile on Taylor’s face and the grin on Joe’s face. To look back through the photos and see how many there were of the two of them spontaneously kissing. You guys are awesome, and your friends and family are awesome – and I’m ready to drive back up to Rehoboth, get a real sub, have some Dolle’s salt water taffy and do it all again. Check out their New York City engagement shoot here and their wedding photos below:

 

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John & Nicole: Wedding Photography in Greensboro, NC http://vesic.com/2014/08/john-nicole-wedding-photography-greensboro-nc/ http://vesic.com/2014/08/john-nicole-wedding-photography-greensboro-nc/#comments Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:14:29 +0000 http://vesic.com/?p=14515 I was really jazzed to be part of John & Nicole’s wedding. I’ve known John for longer than I can recall; and known Nicole through John. From high school graduation to working together back in the day to this milestone day of getting married. It means something to be part…

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I was really jazzed to be part of John & Nicole’s wedding. I’ve known John for longer than I can recall; and known Nicole through John. From high school graduation to working together back in the day to this milestone day of getting married. It means something to be part of someone’s moments and even better to be able to document them with photos.

John & Nicole are as laid back as you can be. Playful ribbing, no need to take things too seriously and totally full of love. And their wedding represented that. Walnut Lane, outside of Greensboro is a cool old style house, with a field and a pond, and a place they got the closest friends and family together to hang out, get married have a few drinks and smoke some cigars. A highlight of the night was the open mic for friends to come up and speak some words. All genuine, all heartfelt – what a wedding is all about.

It was also great to see groomsman Stump, and especially awesome to see old friend Adam and catch up with both under the starts of a summer night in NC. I’ll get out of my own way, and let the photos say it better. Cheers to John & Nicole +1.

John & Nicole: Wedding Photography in Greensboro, NC

 

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David & Michelle: Destination Wedding at Castle Ladyhawke outside of Asheville, NC http://vesic.com/2014/08/david-michelle-destination-wedding-photography-castle-ladyhawke-outside-asheville-nc/ http://vesic.com/2014/08/david-michelle-destination-wedding-photography-castle-ladyhawke-outside-asheville-nc/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:51:36 +0000 http://vesic.com/?p=14458 Small weddings are awesome and intimate, and even more so when it’s family. A ways past Asheville, NC and deep in the Smokies, Debbie’s cousin David got married to his love Michelle, overlooking rain filled clouds on the edge of a mountain at Castle Ladyhawke. With family coming in from…

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Small weddings are awesome and intimate, and even more so when it’s family. A ways past Asheville, NC and deep in the Smokies, Debbie’s cousin David got married to his love Michelle, overlooking rain filled clouds on the edge of a mountain at Castle Ladyhawke.

With family coming in from North & South Carolina, Florida, and New York, we spent the day casually getting ready before deciding to risk a rain out for an outdoor ceremony. With a watchful eye over the clouds, the ceremony concluded minutes before a massive storm hit as we finished the religious portion of the event under cover of the castle’s patio. As always, dramatic weather gives way to dramatic photos, and this was no exception. The post rain fog was amazing, and aside from fogging up lenses and sensors, you couldn’t ask for more.

Fantastic toasts from David’s son and Michelle’s sister led to an amazing dinner and a beautiful first dance. And perhaps the best part was hanging out with everyone after the wedding, under the mountain night sky, talking about the day, the perils of Portugal’s national team, the bizarre rules of a strange game called “boo-ya”, and life in New York City.

You just can’t beat mixing work with family. Cheers to David & Michelle as they move forward together into the end of summer. Let’s check out some photos:

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Dan & Claire: Wedding Photography at Graylyn Center in Winston-Salem, NC http://vesic.com/2014/08/dan-claire-wedding-photography-graylyn-center-winston-salem-nc/ http://vesic.com/2014/08/dan-claire-wedding-photography-graylyn-center-winston-salem-nc/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:51:11 +0000 http://vesic.com/?p=14398 Graylyn is just an awesome and magnificent mini castle in Winston-Salem. Lots of history, lots of class, and a perfect match for a very classy cool couple like Dan & Claire. I knew they were going to have a tented reception, which would be a first for me at Graylyn.…

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Graylyn is just an awesome and magnificent mini castle in Winston-Salem. Lots of history, lots of class, and a perfect match for a very classy cool couple like Dan & Claire. I knew they were going to have a tented reception, which would be a first for me at Graylyn. I wondered about it, debating the merits of taking people out of the posh of Graylyn and putting them in a tent. As I walked up in the morning to start the day, I saw this tent, and I saw that I was wrong, and they were right.

So why start out talking about a tent? Because as I look back on their wedding I look back on it backwards. From the end of the night forward. I look back at the Gatsby-eque night which just ended which had the leaders of this night on stage as one of the greatest, most intense bands I’ve seen, blasting out theme music to the love induced energy which pumped up 250 people under the star filled sky, blending in effortlessly into the clear domed space called “the tent”.

I look back upon shirts being ripped open, shots downed, glow discs spinning and musicians on the dance floor. I look at late afternoon cocktails on the back porch at the start of summer. To a mid day ceremony in the White Garden, as the sun’s rays push through the trees while you listen to an officiant tell everyone a heartfelt story on why he is honored to be presiding over the wedding because of how Claire helped his family. To Dan and the guys getting ready as the World Cup loomed in the background on the TV.

All this couldn’t have come together without the hard work of both families, led by the cool style and presence of Becca Rose and her team, and Krisi and Paula and the staff at Graylyn. As always, photos tell it better than words, and that’s what you’re here for. So lets get to it. Cheers to Dan & Claire as they move into the end of summer together.

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David & Jill: Wedding Photography at Hanover Park Vineyard in Winston-Salem, NC http://vesic.com/2014/08/david-jill-wedding-photography-hanover-park-vineyard-winston-salem-nc/ http://vesic.com/2014/08/david-jill-wedding-photography-hanover-park-vineyard-winston-salem-nc/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:08:09 +0000 http://vesic.com/?p=14346 I’ve had the best time with David & Jill over the past year. From the fantastic time we had in Black Mountain near Asheville, NC to the bridal shoot with Jill & her parents at Reynolda Gardens, it’s just been such a great year getting to know everyone and taking…

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I’ve had the best time with David & Jill over the past year. From the fantastic time we had in Black Mountain near Asheville, NC to the bridal shoot with Jill & her parents at Reynolda Gardens, it’s just been such a great year getting to know everyone and taking the photos. And it all came together a few weeks back at their wedding ceremony at Highland Presbyterian in Winston-Salem, NC and reception at Hanover Park Vineyard in Yadkinville, NC. 

I think back to how cool it was meeting everyone in person a year ago at Hanover Park Vineyard. Jill’s parents, David’s parents, the awesome wedding planner Jamie Southern, Amy Helton of the Vineyard – they were all there. We talked about first look, about cocktail hour, the band – and it all worked out perfectly.

We had an awesome first look on the greenway outside of Old Salem. We shuttled over to Highland Presbyterian for a great bright church wedding, and came back to the Hanover for cocktail hour where a folk Americana band picked at a banjo and guitar while guests from as far away as New Orleans huddled around iPads watching to see if Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome could sweep for the Triple Crown. Drinks, banjos, horse races, bowties and a wedding gown all at a vineyard in June – doesn’t get any cooler than that, does it?

My hat’s off to Jill & David’s parents and family for being so cool and fun. We mixed New Orleans with North Carolina. Shag dance vs. New Orleans style. Jill’s older brother Andrew was doing the New Orleans traditional mop dance (it’s tough being older and unmarried, you have to dance with a mop – and can I say, New Orleans has more crazy cool traditions than anywhere in the world). Jill’s parents for showing how small the world is by finding out that they taught my wife and her good friend Computer Science at ASU (not App, but Arizona State) back in the day – but not THAT far back in the day lol.

Of course it should go without saying that the bridal party and friends were all equally as cool and fun. We had a great time under the Edison lights David hung over the dance floor, while some played cornhole outside. Let’s not get long winded -there are photos to check out. Cheers to David & Jill as they move forward as a married couple :)

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Vivek & Vasu: Engagement Photography in Raleigh, NC http://vesic.com/2014/07/vivek-vasu-engagement-photography-raleigh-nc/ http://vesic.com/2014/07/vivek-vasu-engagement-photography-raleigh-nc/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:15:25 +0000 http://vesic.com/?p=14251 It was great hooking back up with Vasu & Vivek on a recent Sunday morning to get some photos of just the two of them. Plus even better to see immediate family again for a family shoot the second half. This is at JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC. Their…

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It was great hooking back up with Vasu & Vivek on a recent Sunday morning to get some photos of just the two of them. Plus even better to see immediate family again for a family shoot the second half. This is at JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC. Their wedding was earlier this year in Cary, NC and you can see it by clicking here.

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John & Audrey: North Carolina Beach Wedding Photography at Emerald Isle and Newport, NC http://vesic.com/2014/07/john-audrey-north-carolina-beach-wedding-photography-emerald-isle-newport-nc/ http://vesic.com/2014/07/john-audrey-north-carolina-beach-wedding-photography-emerald-isle-newport-nc/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:28:16 +0000 http://vesic.com/?p=13885 Last week I was on the Pacific Ocean, and this week I’m on the Atlantic Ocean with John & Audrey for an awesome coastal wedding. And you know, it’s not just that Audrey and John are just laid back California cool (since, well, they live in California), but can I…

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Last week I was on the Pacific Ocean, and this week I’m on the Atlantic Ocean with John & Audrey for an awesome coastal wedding. And you know, it’s not just that Audrey and John are just laid back California cool (since, well, they live in California), but can I say, Audrey gave me a Google shirt! I mean, come on, seriously. When was the last time I went to a wedding and the bride gave me a gift?! And a cool tech-based gift at that! Maybe she’s trying to convert me from iOS to Android? No…..no…. haha! :) Really though, she’s just thinking about everyone else, even on her wedding day. So let’s talk about John and Audrey – as I wear my “straight from Palo Alto” Google shirt :)

The first half of the day was spent at the beach house with the bridal party getting ready. Perfect day – low 80s, partly cloudy, light breeze. Everyone had been here for about a week, so things were laid back, and all set, as almost all of this wedding was a DIY from Audrey, John and their friends. They even made their bouquets about an hour before heading to the beach for the first look and photos with the bridal party. What I liked was that we had such a cool mix. Audrey’s twin brother Josh was the man of honor, her other brother Tommy was a bridesman and Tina was a bridesmaid, while John had his brother Teddy as a best man, and his sister Lissy as a groomswoman.

It really was a destination wedding, like last weekend. About 50 people, at John’s parent’s home, overlooking the inner coastal waterway of North Carolina. Past the water which overlooked the ceremony and reception site was a nature preserve. No condos, no buildings – just the perfect North Carolina coast, thanks to President Roosevelt, who used to own it and ensured it would remain a nature preserve.

The ceremony had some really cool long benches and for the reception, we had a small tent, decorated with lanterns while the tables had handmade napkins with anchors and lights that Audrey and friends had put together that week. It set the scene for a great local dinner and some dancing well into the night.

Scroll down and check out the photos, and Cheers to John & Audrey :)

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Fred & Liz: Engagement Photography in Wilmington, NC http://vesic.com/2014/07/fred-liz-engagement-photograph-wilmington-nc/ http://vesic.com/2014/07/fred-liz-engagement-photograph-wilmington-nc/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:45:36 +0000 http://vesic.com/?p=14169 Late afternoon engagement shoot with Liz & Fred in Wilmington, NC. We got lucky, the gators were lurking.   Engagement Photography in Wilmington, NC

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Late afternoon engagement shoot with Liz & Fred in Wilmington, NC. We got lucky, the gators were lurking.

 

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Josh & Amelia: Destination Wedding at San Juan Island Washington State http://vesic.com/2014/07/josh-amelia-destination-wedding-san-juan-island-washington-state/ http://vesic.com/2014/07/josh-amelia-destination-wedding-san-juan-island-washington-state/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:47:47 +0000 http://vesic.com/?p=13876 It’s the hour long ferry ride which starts about 2 hours north of Seattle that really makes the impact on where you’re going. After you navigate the amazing islands in the Puget Sound bordering the Pacific Ocean, a clearing gives way to Friday Harbor. It’s the actual name of the…

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It’s the hour long ferry ride which starts about 2 hours north of Seattle that really makes the impact on where you’re going. After you navigate the amazing islands in the Puget Sound bordering the Pacific Ocean, a clearing gives way to Friday Harbor. It’s the actual name of the main town on San Juan Island, with a population of around 2,200 and a harbor dotted with fishing boats, small sailboats, and sea planes docked from time to time.

It’s also where I spent the next 3 days with Josh, Amelia, her daughter Azalynn, and 14 of their very close friends and family. About the only definitive plan was that at some point there would be a ceremony conducted by Amelia’s cousin Sarah. The rest, as Josh put it, would be an adventure.

And the adventure couldn’t have been better. From a late night closing down of Coho, to spending all day touring the island on Susie’s mopeds, the pre-wedding was just as impressive as the wedding day itself. We stopped by San Juan Vineyards where the ceremony would take place. Verified it was there, confirmed we had the little church for a couple of hours, and took off to the sculpture garden. After a lunch at the 2nd harbor on the island, we learned Azalynn has a way with Alpacas. We rode our way to the small lighthouse and did a little whale watching. While we didn’t see any whales, I couldn’t help but wonder if the USS Enterprise was cloaked and floating around off the shore looking to save the future planet.

The wedding day started with a trip into the local farmers market. Amelia picked out her bouquet from a local vendor under the tent and we explored the boutiques in town. Somewhere along the way someone figured around 3pm would be a good time to get married so we headed back to the room to get ready and then drove up to the chapel. Earlier when we were in town Josh had spotted Guthrie,  a young local bagpiper player who was playing for donations by the harbor. As a surprise, he hired him to play for Amelia for both the precessional and the recessional. Such a cool move.

After the ceremony we did a few photos back at the lighthouse and followed up with a waterfront dinner overlooking Roche Harbor. After dinner, a special private tour of the gin and cider distillery closed out the night and most of the weekend.

When you spend 3 days so close to such an amazing group of people, you learn and see things. You see Ashley and Amelia have a tight and special friendship. Isaac is the only person I know who gets a birthday call from the space (as in outer space, from the International Space Station). Don’t play Ashley in some dumb touch screen game at the airport because you’ll lose (like I did). Doris loves to take photos and is really good at it. Then again, so is Isaac. You learn about flavor testing pizza for Pizza Hut and about making your wine. The list goes on. But most of all, you learn that Josh and Amelia are crazy in love for each other. Look at the photos, and see the touch. It’s all in touch.

 

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John & Negin: Engagement shoot in Chapel Hill, NC http://vesic.com/2014/07/john-negin-engagement-shoot-chapel-hill-nc/ http://vesic.com/2014/07/john-negin-engagement-shoot-chapel-hill-nc/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:52:24 +0000 http://vesic.com/?p=14081 Sexy playfulness took place in Chapel Hill, as the Round of 16 was going on this late June afternoon.

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Sexy playfulness took place in Chapel Hill, as the Round of 16 was going on this late June afternoon.

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