Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Studio Sinead is closed through Monday, November 29th. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
We love portraits!
I’m not talking about the pose-y-pose-y kind that get made just after your wedding ceremony. We do recognize their importance, but we have something much more fun in mind. We’ve been quietly taking our photo booth on the road with us for the last year or so. You and your guests are encouraged to step in front of the camera and have a little fun with us. People love the photo booth so much that we have decided to make it available for non- wedding events, too. If you’d like to have us come out and make fun photos at your next party or event, email the studio for more information. We’ll have a blast!
Here are a few shots from a recent event:
And so we come to the final installment of Rachel and Dan’s sneak peek. This was such a gorgeous wedding and today I’m going to show you a few more of the incredible details.
Rachel’s flowers were created by Emerald City Designs and her beautiful gown was from Monique Lhuillier via the Roma Sposa Bridal Atelier in Birmingham. In the picture below, the crinoline reminds me of a Georgia O’Keeffe painting.
Another view of the dress:
Rachel’s wedding shoes. The red sole says it all.
Emerald City did a wonderful job not only with the bouquets, but with the church decor as well.
They also created the stunning crystal and rose decor in the ballroom of the Townsend. I could have photographed this all night. It was fabulous!
The head table:
These centerpieces, tall arrangements complimented with crystals, were beautiful. I also appreciated the wonderful room lighting. A combination of pink uplights, pin spots, and candlelight made this reception a delight to photograph and gave everything a warm, rosy glow.
I loved the draping on the cake table.
And finally, could there be a more romantic end to a storybook wedding?
Congratulations Rachel and Dan. We loved everything about your wedding. Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your day.
Wedding Coordinator: Kori Saxe, Emerald City Designs
Ceremony: St Hugo of the Hills Bloomfield Hills
Ceremony Musicians: The Scandinavian String Quartet
Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier via Roma Sposa, Birmingham
Bridal Party Stylists: Hair: Maysoon and Tarek Makeup: Danielle Todd’s Room, Birmingham
Floral Arrangements and Decor: Emerald City Designs
Reception: The Townsend Hotel, Birmingham
Videography: Eric and John, Epic Motion
Orchestra: Nouveaute Entertainment
I need some sunshine. If Mama ain’t happy. . .
I guess we won’t be sitting here any time soon:
Today does have one redeeming factor, though. Kelly Cutrone’s show is on Bravo tonight. Have you been watching? I’ll admit: it’s my guilty pleasure. A Dickensian tele-novel for the modern woman. Now if only she could do something about all this snow. . .
Jill and her husband Corey will always have a special place in our hearts.
When Studio Sinead was new, untested, and absolutely green, they had faith in us — enough to become our very first “official” wedding clients.
Even after all these years I still can’t believe my great good fortune to have had Jill and Corey right out of the gate. They could have had anyone, yet they chose us. And in so doing, they changed my life for the better. The experience is no less humbling when I look back on it today, and I’m sure you’ll understand when I tell you that this is one blog post that I am particularly happy to make. The ability to come full circle with my clients is the very best thing about my job.
Congratulations, you two, and thank you so much for coming back! Garrett and I can’t wait to meet your baby girl.
As you can see, Jill and I are very much on the same wavelength.
Fashionistas: nature or nurture? Hmmm. . .
Rachel’s stunning bouquet was created by Emerald City Designs:
I love, love, love Garrett’s shot of this wonderfully emotional moment between Rachel and her mom, Denise, as they walk down the aisle to meet Rachel’s dad:
The new Mr. and Mrs. Husek:
You won’t want to miss our final installment. It’s all about the details. Believe me when I tell you; the details of this wedding were gorgeous!
To be continued. . .
Welcome to Part II of our look at Dan and Rachel’s gorgeous wedding.
We absolutely love it when our clients choose to do a First Look. Why? The First Look gives the bride and groom a uniquely intimate moment together before the hectic wedding day begins. They have a chance to see and appreciate each other before the ceremony and we have the chance to make the type of images that are truly impossible to find later in the day. We have never had anyone say they regretted doing a First Look, but many have told us they were sorry that they did not. I say cast aside old superstitions about not seeing each other first — we are living in modern times, after all, and in life you make your own ‘luck.’ The First Look gives you the opportunity to have terrific pictures made when you, your emotions, and the day itself are all still wonderful and fresh. In case you still have doubts, here is the irrefutable evidence:
Former bride Cheryl, whose 2008 wedding was one of my all-time favorites, recently flew in from Atlanta for maternity pictures. She and her husband, Vince, are expecting a little boy any time now.
Doesn’t she look fabulous? Congratulations Cheryl + Vince! Your slide show begins below the photo.
I promised myself that I’d keep the blog posts short and sweet this year, but that was before I knew exactly how beautiful Dan and Rachel’s winter wedding would be. I have so many things from this wedding that I’d like to show you. There is so much, in fact, that I’m going to break this sneak peek into several parts: a first here at Studio Sinead! Let’s start with Rachel getting ready at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.
Her Monique Lhuillier wedding gown was simply stunning.
OK gentlemen, listen up. Dan has come up with the ultimate way to send a card to your bride on your wedding day, and he has set the bar very, very high. This card contains mementos from their dating history, going all the way back to the beginning of high school. (Note the PG movie ticket stubs. That’s how young these two were when they met.) He carefully preserved these things and included them in his very lovely hand-written note to his bride-to-be. There wasn’t a dry eye in that entire hotel suite once Rachel opened this card. In fact, I’m not quite sure how I managed to get the following photos, but they are among my favorites from the day.
To be continued. . .
Garrett and I had a great time with Dr. Dina and her family on Sunday. It’s quite humbling to have clients who come back year after year, and Dr. Dina’s family portrait session has become an annual affair that we always look forward to. Thanks for the vote of confidence, Dr. D. We appreciate you so very much. Enjoy your sneak peek!