Val & Chris' Wedding at Pen Ryn Estate (Documentary)
I (Ray) first met Val when she was a wedding coordinator for a couple we photographed in our first year of business. We had not worked together again for many years and when she reached out and asked if KGM Expressions would photograph her wedding I was honored. Interestingly enough we actually happened to work with her again on our last wedding, Emily & Victor, where again she helped put together an amazing wedding. After initial discussions with her and Chris they decided that our new documentary style coverage would be a good fit for them and so they booked KGM's first documentary wedding.
I arrived at the beautiful Pen Ryn Estate a bit early and got to photograph Val as she first arrived. Of course being a wedding coordinator for a living Val took a few minutes to put the finishing touches on some last minute details. After she finished that we quickly got her in her beautiful wedding dress and then set up their first look so she could see Chris for the first time. These two were great together and as we wandered around the grounds at Pen Ryn, on a surprisingly warm for the season day, I had a blast taking their photos.
They had a wonderfully intimate ceremony and wrapped up the evening with a great party and some great music from The Exceptions Wedding Band. I had a great time with everyone at this wedding, it was such a nice relaxed day and just right for me to simply document it. Congrats to Val & Chris and thanks again for inviting me to be a part of your big day.
"I woke up feeling surprisingly calm on our wedding day. It seemed like everyone else was more anxious than me!"- Val
"Seeing Chris before the wedding was my favorite moment of the day! It was so nice to have a quiet moment together before the festivities got underway."- Val
"I was excited that the wedding day had finally arrived, but I was anxious to see my beautiful bride."- Chris
"The first look gave us a chance to look back on how we got to this day."- Chris
"Ray, our photographer, made us so relaxed. It felt like Chris and I were alone talking, even though Ray was lying on the ground capturing it all!"- Val
"The days leading up to our wedding were very surreal. When Val walked down the aisle, it became real."- Chris
"I had a fleeting moment during our first dance when I thought, "Maybe we should have practiced a little...," but when I looked in Chris' eyes I got lost in the moment."- Val
"It was great to have so many friends and family together in one place to help us celebrate!"- Chris
"I loved seeing our guests tearing it up on the dance floor! Our talented guests made it special too when Don sang, "Sweet Caroline" and when my Uncle Eric was trading fours with the drummer"- Val
"We were so lucky to have the talents of our guests incorporated into the day. From my friend Missy singing in the ceremony, Jeff playing the bagpipes, and Kristy painting a beautiful guest book tree. It was really special to have them be a part of our day."- Val