I’m excited to finally share Korli and Angela’s LGBTQ wedding at Granite Brewery. This is such a fun venue for a brewery wedding. I first met these two back when I was a destination wedding photographer for the luxury cruise line industry. Korli was a platinum studio photographer, and honestly far superior to me. When she first arrived on this ship, we had just finished a red-level lockdown so I took her to the crew bar to meet the team. And during those evening festivities, I took the first picture of her and Angela together. Little did I know Angela would be rotating out the following week and that photo would somehow bring these two together again on their next ship assignment.
When I heard these two starting dating, I felt like the matchmaker that brought them together. And when I heard of their engagement, I was probably as excited as they were. Now Korli was from South Africa while Angela was from Canada. Since the wedding was here and Korli was the photography expert in the relationship, she got ahold of me to shoot her wedding.
I actually offer a special package for professional photographers getting married. I am fully aware that if you could photograph your own wedding, you would. However, since that isn’t really possible, the next best thing is to be able to edit your own wedding photos. So I include the RAW files, free of charge, with any of my wedding packages. This is only for professional wedding photographers as a bonus insentive because they understand how RAW files works and image copyright policies. So if you are a professional photographer planned for your own special day, let’s discuss.
Korli and Angela are both very casual girls. Neither wanted to wear a lavish wedding dress. Instead, they both wore all-white capris and blouse combos. This was perfect for the warm summer day and surprisingly common for the beachside weddings I used to do on cruise ships.
They were very crafty. Every decorative element at this wedding was handmade with love. There were sunflowers everywhere. On the venue’s patio and in the gardens. In fact, the sunflower alter was built at Granity Brewery that morning. The ceremony was a very sort and sweet civil ceremony. Their vows reflected on their world travels together. And could tell Korli’s parents were extra emotional as they would be leaving their daughter behind when they head back to South Africa.
However, my favorite element of this wedding was the wrapped programs that featured the photo I took of them years ago. The photo from the night they first met. The photo that led us to here.