Friday, September 3, 2010

Billy and Laura - Seattle Wedding

The first time I "met" Laura and Billy, was from their video they submitted to be a part of the Jasmine Star and CreativeLIVE event. I immediately liked them, as they were fun, relaxed, REAL and so in love. They seemed to support and build off one another seamlessly. Meeting them in real life was even better.

Laura and Billy met in college in Oregon, and dated for only 2 months when Laura moved to California to pursue her education and passion in photography. Billy soon followed, realizing that, well...he'd be crazy not to. After seven years of being together, Billy popped the question, and the rest is, as they say...history.

Please PLEASE take a look at Jasmine Star's blog to learn more about Laura and Billy and their story, and to see their gorgeous wedding pictures. I'm SO ridiculously happy that I had the chance to shoot backup for Jasmine and JD, and to be a part of Billy and Laura's beautiful adventure.

I was able to shoot tag-team with 4 other amazing photographers, at two different times during the wedding. First, in the morning with Laura and all her bridesmaids getting ready. Second, during the first dances. we go.

Laura's beautiful wedding dress, by Priscilla of Boston.
Photobucket favorite part. Laura and Billy decided to see each other before the wedding ceremony for a "first look", which was so powerful and incredible. Laura walked through the door of the Theo Chocolate Factory, where everything was taking place, and everyone and everything just fell completely silent. No one whispered or talked as everyone watch Laura come up to Billy and turn him around. They embraced, and the feeling in the room was unforgettable. Their love was clearly evident.
A few of the beautiful details.
And their first dance. They broke onto the dance floor and Billy immediately dipped Laura almost to the ground. Everyone smiled and laughed as Billy and Laura showed us their dance moves...
Laura's father watching Billy and his Mother dance.
Congratulations Laura and Billy. You were absolutely amazing, and I'm so happy that I was able to be a part of your incredible day.


Peter Hearl September 3, 2010 at 1:52 PM  

Nice job Nate. Great set of images. Love the "First Look" set.

Anonymous September 3, 2010 at 2:18 PM  

Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS!!! And yes . . . you are hitting the mark of your brand: EVOCATIVE, INTIMATE, and ROMANTIC!!! Great job, Nate.

Dianne - Bunny Trails September 3, 2010 at 2:25 PM  

Way to go, Nate! Your photos are beautiful!! I agree that you're hitting your brand quite nicely.

Victoria de Martigny September 3, 2010 at 4:28 PM  

Nate, your images are just so creamy and luscious and... well... evocative! And the black & whites: STUNNING!! I also loved reading the story behind the images.

Well done!!

Melanie September 3, 2010 at 5:02 PM  

Love the backlit 1st look pictures! They turned out so beautiful. I also really like the shot of the bride's dad looking on at the mother/son dance.

Also, thanks for sharing your Top 10 for Photography. Many of the things your wrote were things that I took away from watching the workshop.

Great posts!

Wendy September 3, 2010 at 5:10 PM  

These are beautiful. You have done a great job of representing your brand.

Laura Eliza September 3, 2010 at 6:57 PM  

I have to concur with everyone else, in that I think you are doing a terrific job representing your brand! All the pictures are stunning! I find it so interesting how differently you took some shots, versus the ones that Jasmine got. It is a very fascinating comparison of how photographers don't see shots the same.

Marta September 3, 2010 at 8:27 PM  

Seriously amazing! I love the rim light one. And that last one really shows how fun they are. It's cool to see some from a different angle than Jasmine's. Love the movement in the dress. You did a great job.

Audrey September 4, 2010 at 12:04 AM  

Beautiful shots, Nate.....didn't expect any less though of course :) Hugs! ~Audrey Smit

Anonymous September 4, 2010 at 10:23 AM  

Love each and every photo~Kudos to a job well done! I would love to see the video Laura and Billy submitted is there anywhere to view that?

Elisabeth Carol September 6, 2010 at 6:03 PM  

LOVE your perspective on the CreativeLive wedding!! These images are GORGEOUS!

Nate Perkes September 6, 2010 at 10:55 PM  

Thank you THANK YOU! You guys are awesome! But I have to give credit to Laura and Billy, Jasmine Star and the CreativeLIVE team, as well as the 4 other photographers.

Anonymous September 7, 2010 at 6:11 AM  

It doesn't get old...after seeing the live feed, video downloads, and photos on the other's blogs it still doesn't get old to see the photos. Everyone did so well. But, BUT your's are the ones that actually made me cry! And I don't cry at weddings, at least not yet. In particular, # 8, 15, 16, and 17 were very moving. Great, great work!

Natalie Menteer September 8, 2010 at 6:53 PM  

I love all the emotions you captured!

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