A word from the photographer: Katie Ann & Christopher made me feel like I was capturing royality! I am not aware that Katie Ann nor Chris have any direct lineage to queens or kings but their wedding had such an elegance and was so rich in tradition that I felt as though I was with an Irish Princess and Prince among the backdrop of their castle.
As usual, I was lucky to have my second shooter Lisa, with me and she captured photos of Christopher and all the guys as they got ready. In the Cranwell Mansion I photographed Katie Ann preparing for the day with her mom until Katie Ann's dad joined them. They had meaningful time together and I loved that.
During the first look you could see that instantly Christopher felt complete once he had his bride by his side. I loved watching the two of them together all day, they have so much love and admiration for one another. I had noticed this during their engagement session too.
Elegance and meaning was interlaced throughout the wedding from the gorgeous wedding flowers that Carolyn Valenti prepared, details like the beautiful lace gloves that Katie Ann wore and the antique cars that transported the bride and groom and their parents to and from the ceremony. St. Joseph's Church was the perfect little church for a wedding and of course it's nestled in the heart of the quintessential New England town of Stockbridge.
Anyone at this wedding could never forget the impact of the Schenectady Pipe Band. Katie Ann and her father were preceded down the aisle from a bagpiper and it was an incredible entrace. Back at Cranwell, thundering drums got everyone on their feet and ready to watch Katie Ann and Christopher make their grand entrance as Mr. & Mrs! I even took the ring shot on the bagpipers kilt and included a "behind the scenes" shot in this post.
Congratulations Katie Ann & Christopher - you are both amazing. Sending so much love your way!