These days....most of us have some sort of "blended family." Through relationships and marriages etc., so even though I was an only child.....I personally have a lot of "siblings" now. This beautiful wedding held at The Merion in Cinnaminson, NJ was a wedding of my nephew Andamo McCullough and his bride Angelene Nembhard. These two awesome young people talked with me very briefly about their wedding about a year prior. They really had just found out that I had a photography business. After reviewing my website and some of my work.....I eventually got a call from them when they told me that they wanted to hire ME for their wedding and didn't even consider looking at any other photographers. I was honored. I wanted the job, but I didn't want to get the opportunity only because I was FAMILY. I wanted them to be sure they wanted me for my work. Which they expressed they did. They also requested for me NOT to give us them any discounts......"we want to pay you your full rates." Once again.......I was honored.
So they chose the collection of service they wanted from me at the full price.....but I added a few extras as my gift to them. The wedding and reception was PHENOMENAL. Every detail was immaculate, top notch, the food choices, snacks, deserts and treat were all delicious, beautiful and well planned. Both of them looked stunning on their special day. Angelene's skin was radiant, glowing and a beautiful chocolate brown. Her dress was gorgeous and fit her perfectly. Her smile lit up the day and her dimples accentuated her beautiful cheekbones. Andamo looked very handsome, his tux fit perfectly and he looked as confident and happy as I'd ever seen him. He told me he had been really going hard on his work outs at the gym. He was indeed ready for his special day.
The wedding was beautiful and I was glad to be a part of it. The couple and venue coordinator were very accommodating to me, giving me all access and permission to do any and everything I wanted to do or try. This allowed for some wonderful images that I am very proud of. Some of my best.
When planning your own wedding remember that your venue can really make or break your wedding photos. As a photographer we can get creative and "hide" bad areas by blurring them with a specific lens choice or by posing you at certain angles. But if you invest in a great venue.....you are giving your photographer a beautiful canvas as to which to create your wedding images on. Enjoy some of my favorite images from the day!
*Paul Marcus Photos is a portrait and wedding photographer based in Lawrenceville, GA (near Atlanta, GA) but we can shoot your wedding wherever it is being held. We can do destination weddings, church weddings, Hotel weddings, indoor or outdoor weddings as well. Our wedding clients appreciate QUALITY photography, elegant and one of a kind wedding albums and LARGE wall art. If you have distinguishing taste and put value on your wedding imagery, contact us for a quote. We'd love to discuss your special day!