Shannon + Bryan

Having shot Shannon and Bryan’s e-session a few months ago in Hoboken, I already knew going in to today that these two had chemistry together. What I didn’t know, however, were the few set backs Shannon encountered just prior to me arriving. Let’s see, the florist crashed into Shannon’s mom’s car, one of Shannon’s bride’s maids became so sick that after showing up during the prep, she eventually became too ill to attend the wedding at all, and worst of all was that Shannon’s grandmother suffered a heart attack the night before. Shannon didn’t let any of this alter her plans for enjoying an awesome wedding day with friends and family! She took everything in stride and kept on keeping on! I had such a great time capturing Shannon and Bryan’s wedding day too! In fact, this blog post may very well hold the record for the largest number of photos posted from one wedding. Any of you silent blog stalkers out there have some free time to verify this?! Congratulations Shannon and Bryan, enjoy Jamaica!

I love the feel of this shot with all that light spilling in from the window.

I think this was Shannon and her sister’s special sign to keep from crying.

I love the “quietness” of this shot.

Shannon and her dad.

Not quite the largest bridal party I’ve ever worked with, but certainly the most I’ve ever shot indoors for sure! These guys were great!

Last shot of the night? Almost…
…During Shannon’s sister’s toast, she had mentioned that Shannon and Bryan have been to every Diner in NJ. This got me thinking, especially since there happened to be a Diner literally across the street from the reception venue. So, right after the last song I approached Shannon and Bryan and asked if they wanted to go for coffee at the Diner. You should have seen there faces light up with excitement! They snuck out the back door and I met them across the street so they could get some coffee while I got some shots of them in the process! Yay!

  • Deana - Hey Todd! You knew I would be stalking all week for these! πŸ™‚ What a fabulous job! Your pictures brought me to tears and laughter. I can’t wait to see the rest. Thanks so much for making Shannon and Bryan’s day wonderful. Loved everyone of them! You truly are the best! πŸ™‚

    Well Wishes,
    Shannon’s sister and MOH πŸ˜‰

  • Todd - Hi Deana. Thanks SO much, it was my pleasure!!! Actually it was YOUR speech that inspired me to take them over to the diner! And I apologize again for “redecorating” your room! πŸ™‚

  • Nicole - Todd – I LOVE these pictures and this wedding! Especially the diner – GREAT idea!

  • shannon & bryan - Todd, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. These pictures are absolutely wonderful! You really captured so many moments that recreate the night, we love every single one of them and can’t wait to see them all. The diner was definitely a fabulous way to end an already perfect day – despite all our setbacks :). You and Michelle were great to work with and are so talented. The picture of Father Tom during the ceremony is amazing, the way he is lined up and posed- I can’t get over it. Thank you again- like my sister said, you truly are the best. PS- I thought no one saw me sneaking peeks at Bry during the ceremony- you caught me red-handed!

  • Erika Kelly - Todd, you did an AMAZING job!! I love ALL of the photos, especially the photos at the diner. You captured shots that they will cherish forever. Kudos to you!!! πŸ™‚ Erika (bridesmaid/cousin)

  • David Mielcarek - Very expressive couple, masterfully captured! Wonderful work, Todd – congratulations! Love your angles, compositions and moments. I like how you push the envelope and come up with all those ideas – this is exactly what a lot of other photographers are missing – a little bit of a spark and some brains (not just awesome lenses + 5DM2! I am not coming out as too bitter, am I? I mean this as a compliment ;)) What a great play with the diner, too! I looked at other posts – real pleasure to view this blog. It’s compelling and alive! Yay! Now I understand why you have such a huge following – well deserved! Woohooo!

  • Todd - Thanks Nicole!
    Shannon, you are SOOO welcome! Yes, I’m so glad you guys were up for the diner afterward, it really added something! I’m vigilant for the bride’s “sneak peeks” during the ceremony, I love it!
    Thanks so much Erika! πŸ™‚
    Hey David! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment, I appreciate that. hmmm, coming off a little bitter, maybe just a little, but the “brainless” photographers only help to make us look even better! πŸ˜‰ It was great seeing you at the “Tacky Wedding” party last week, glad you were able to make it.

  • rachel darley - WOW. Super duper, absolutely, freakin’ fantastic!!!! I love the silhoutte photo of the bride against the golden background. And the diner photos are awesome. Seriously. AWESOME.

  • Kay - I haven’t seen these yet because we just moved! But they are fantastic!!! If I’m half as talented in photography as you in 20 years, I will be thrilled! I love the half shadow shot, so creative!

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