I love when wedding clients intentionally hire me for my documentary-style photography vision. Becca and Ben were no different!
When I arrived to photograph Becca and her ladies as they prepped and dressed for the wedding, Becca apologized for the hyper-colorful murals in the Sunday School room. Then she quickly followed up with, "But I bet you like this don't you!" Yes! I was all about it. This is how the room looked, this was real life. Some photographers would have cringed, but not me. I prefer to be different. I loved the way the animals smiled down on everyone as they finished their hair and makeup. But my goodness, look at that sanctuary! So moody, so good. One of my favorite photos was taken after everyone had left except for me and my second shooter Lou because we were packing up our gear. I saw a church worker extinguishing the aisle candles one by one. It struck me as amusing to see someone in regular clothes doing this task, surrounded by the ornate church and the remaining wedding bows, I just had to shoot a photo of it. Real life. As my favorite photojournalists like to say, "Show up early and stay late." I stayed late, and made that image.
And you can't have a wedding in Indiana, PA without hitting Vinegar Hill, aka "The Jimmy Stewart Steps". Oh and don't forget about Philly Street in downtown Indiana! It was so beautifully lit up. Of course, I am biased because that's where I grew up. As always, the Indiana Country Club was decorated so perfectly! And did you see that donut cake?? I photographed their rings on a donut because DONUTS!
Becca, you looked beautiful! That dress was made just for you. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your day.
Photographer - Erica Dietz Photography
Second Photographer - Lou Ruediger Photography
Reception Venue - Indiana Country Club
Gown Designer - Stella York
Bridal Shop - White Lace Bridal
Florist - Flower Gallery
Cake Baker - Margie McCullough
Donuts - Giant Eagle
Videographer - Erik Puskar
Make up - Bella Spa
Hair - Leann Knapik of The Hair Studio
Suits - The 700 Shop