Nikki and Joel make shooting a wedding easy. And fun. Hopefully the images convey their joy and just how in love they are with each other. And can I just say the private residence they used for the venue was absolutely perfect, and full of interesting corners… one of my favorite of the whole year. We were threatened all day with rain, and amazingly the only time it sprinkled was during their first look, which, in my opinion, made it even better than the original plan. Umbrellas came out, Joel took shelter in the trees (thank you unplanned frame within a frame), and the skied turned moody. You can know your camera. You can have ideas stored in your Moleskine. You may have vision for days… but you cannot overlook the importance of luck when it comes to photography. Just be ready to think fast.

To start the post off, I’ll show Nikki’s surprise bridal we did for Joel a week before the big day. High five to Emily Baynes for the hair and makeup.

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  • Heather ElizabethAbsolutely love your use of light and shadows here. Stellar work, my friend. You inspire me.

  • JoeHOLY Cow my friend. This is Fantastic work!

  • Tracy HidayBreathtaking……

  • stephenballer! dude, this is so good.

  • vanessadude, you floor me. amazing shots. wow, wow, wow!

  • ChrystalCan’t imagine a more perfect dress, bride, location, or pictures! You did a fantastic job and had everything you needed to take perfect pictures of what looks like a perfect wedding!!!

  • Bryan AulickSo many photos!

  • Brandon WitzelWoah! I completely agree with Bryan!

  • jayeadsbryan, it feels that way because there are no images on your blog. 😉

    gotta edit the link on your FB http://www.bryanaulick.com/theblog/

  • YeeKilled it, sir, killed it. That image of them illuminated only by the cross is hands down one of my favorites of all time.

  • Paul Krolawesome!! some amazing pictures and i absolutely love pic #95 shooting a little through the green foliage! great stuff!

  • Bryan AulickHahaha. I guess I kind of just got in a rut, posting five images, then three, then one, and toward the end: none. After coming off my high (or low), I realized that I had actually deleted all of my images. Hi, I’m Bryan, I was a nihilism-addict, and I want the world to know that minimalism is a gateway drug.

  • jsai love the way you see weddings.

  • Andy GainesBrilliant! Really inspiring stuff – Blog more (please!) your work is great!

  • jayeadshaha, bryan… perfect 🙂

  • CortneyJay,
    Your work never ceases to amaze me! I’m not sure how you do it but the weddings you shoot always look like the most incredible ever, with the most gorgeous couples I’ve ever seen. You are a genius 🙂

  • Debbie MayesThis is one of my favorite wedding posts that I’ve seen in a long time – absolutely loving your work and the direction your going in. Beautiful!

  • Lucie Zekaperfect 🙂


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