Rosetta McClain Gardens
This year has definitely been my busiest as a wedding photographer. Not just for the sheer size of some of my weddings, but also for the quantity. I honestly thought that elopements and micro weddings would slow down when covid restrictions loosened up. But here I am, photographing big weddings on the weekends, and having elopements take over my weekdays. Here’s to John & Saki’s cozy garden wedding at Rosetta McClain Gardens.
Their civil ceremony was outdoors in a private garden setup at Rosetta McClain Gardens. The setup had a stone fountain backdrop. It was a very sunny day. So while I would have loved a shaded area for them to host their ceremony, the location was just too beautiful to relocate anywhere else.
Once the ceremony was complete, we did a few rounds of photos with their family around Rosetta McClain Gardens. Afterward, it was just the couple and us exploring the grounds surrounded by all the beautiful flowers. They were so cute together. Reinier was definitely learning on the go when it came to posing. But Saki was a pro. She needed no direction when it came to snuggling up with her new husband.
Every crazy idea we came up with, they said ok to. It’s very rare during a normal full day wedding that I would have so much freedom when it comes to the formal portraits. General there are restrictions with the dress, issues of getting the couple dirty, or even a simple lack of time. But aside from the ceremony and their portrait session, there was nothing else planned for the day. In fact, we spent over two hours just playing around with all the poses and inspirational photos these two had in mind. Even some unique ones we could have never predicted.