I feel like I could write a book about the experience it has been both getting to know Josh and Shannon, as well as shooting their wedding. The two of them were more like good friends that we had known for years after their engagement session, so when they had wanted to change their venue a little late in the game, they made sure I agreed with their decision. I remember Josh texting me and asking me to take a look at a venue called Winterthur that was over an hour and a half drive away. It was in Delaware and also required me to set a day aside to drive out and take a tour of the grounds prior to the wedding. Looking at the photos online, I'll admit, I was a little confused by his excitement of this place. It seemed like a lot of work, changing everything around, to move the wedding to a new venue that didn't seem all that impressive online. Long story short, Winterthur is the property and one time home of the late Henry Francis du Pont, which is is set amidst a 1,000-acre preserve of rolling meadows and woodlands. It's absolutely beautiful and quickly became one of the most impressive venues I have shot at.
Knowing that JD would love shooting at this place just as much as me, I brought him along as well as our intern Austin. With the 3 of us shooting this, I knew we would be able to make the most of this huge property that I could literally shoot at for days. Well, not only did the day seem to go flawlessly, but we were able to capture some amazing images for Shannon and Josh. It's hard to put into words just how thankful I am that the two of them invited to be part of their wedding day and trusted me with capturing these important memories. They left everything in my hands, just how I like it, giving me the ability to be as creative as I wanted. As photographers, shooting this wedding was like throwing 3 kids into a candy store, with a stunningly beautiful couple and an amazing venue. So without rambling on anymore, here is a little highlight reel of what we captured from Shannon and Josh's wedding.