Charlotte Wedding Photography: Collaboration For Liz and Michael


I had the great pleasure of helping document Liz and Michael's wedding Saturday with three other photographers.

Liz is a talented young photographer who works with two of my friends. She photographs and shoots Super 8 movies with Richard Israel and works as studio manager for Kristin Vining. So we teamed up to collaborate on coverage and also got help from another friend, Rodney Slate,  a Greensboro area photographer who runs Autumn Song Photography. Richard also shoots film and he used a variety of film formats including 35mm, medium format and even broke out his Speed Graphic to shoot 4X5 portraits.

It was so nice to see the love and faith displayed by both families and everyone was so easy to work with. Michael's father is the minister at CrossWay Community Church and he performed the service.

Each photographer has their own distinct style and it was fun to see how we all approached photographing the day. While we all draw from different genres at times, Richard is know for his incredible fine art sensibility, Kristin has a fun, fashion-oriented approach and Rodney is more of a quiet observer. And I utilize a very documentary, photojournalistic style in my photography. Richard, who was the main photographer on the shoot,  plans to create a website of the coverage to demonstrate each photographer's style.

It was great fun working and sharing with these talented photographers and we couldn't have had better subject matter.

Congratulations Liz and Michael - I think you are going to have one spectacular wedding album!

Liz and Michael

Liz and Michael

CrossWay Community Church

CrossWay Community Church

Michael gets an assist getting ready

Michael gets an assist getting ready

Flower girl on the run

Flower girl on the run

Liz helps keep the flower girls warm while pictures are taken

Liz helps keep the flower girls warm while pictures are taken

Some pictures before the ceremony

Some pictures before the ceremony

Not everyone wanted to smile for the photos

Not everyone wanted to smile for the photos

Family member photo op

Family member photo op

Michael watches his bride approach the alter

Michael watches his bride approach the altar

Liz, also a talented photographer, created the decorations

Liz created the decorations

During the ceremony

During the ceremony

A song of praise

A song of praise

A quiet moment during the service

A quiet moment during the service

A happy bride

A happy bride

Leaving the service

Leaving the service

A big kiss for the newly married couple

A big kiss for the newly married couple

Liz turns the tables on the photographers as Michael and her mother look on

Liz turns the tables on the photographers as Michael and her mother look on

Michael's father, the minister CrossWay who performed the service, rests on Richard's Speed Graphic

Michael's father rests on Richard's Speed Graphic

Liz's brother and his girlfriend try to stay warm during the group photo session

Liz's brother and his girlfriend try to stay warm during the group photo session

Getting warmed up for the family photos

Getting warmed up for the family photos

Richard shoots a variety of film formats and broke out the 4X5 Speed Graphic for some potraits

Richard shoots a variety of film formats and broke out the 4X5 Speed Graphic for some of the portraits

Kristin gets Liz and some of the bridesmaids laughing during the photo shoot

Kristin gets Liz and some of the bridesmaids laughing during the photo shoot

Liz and Michael cuddle up as they get ready for their portraits

Liz and Michael

Staying warm during the shoot

Staying warm during the shoot

A quick kiss

A quick kiss

They are both very comfortable in front of the camera

They are both very comfortable in front of the camera

Getting ready to leave the church

Getting ready to leave the church

Balloon sendoff

Balloon sendoff

The team: myself, Kristin Vining, Richard Israel and Rodney Slate

The team: myself, Kristin Vining, Richard Israel and Rodney Slate