I’ve known Elizabeth for the last decade, though I guess it’s fair to say that, up until recently, I didn’t really know her. She’s the youngest sister of one of my dearest friends, so our paths crossed a few times, but it wasn’t until this year that our paths became intertwined. Liz got engaged, you see, and her and Ethan wanted someone they knew to tell their story. Someone they could be themselves in front of. Someone who wouldn’t balk at their request to not use a lot of flash during their beautiful, albeit dark, winery wedding. Someone who would respect their decision to opt out of a first look prior to an evening ceremony in the middle of winter. Someone who wouldn’t make the day about them. Someone who would make sure that their wedding day wasn’t about anything other than their beautiful and incredible love story.
So when Liz and Ethan asked me to document their day, I was humbled by their confidence and trust, and, to be honest, I was absolutely, wholeheartedly, without-a-doubt elated. My excitement grew exponentially when my dear friend Jenn agreed to come all the way from Toronto to shoot it with me. She is beyond talented and a gem to be around.
This wedding story such a joy to photograph. Liz’s family is hysterical, her sisters showered her with such love, and every one of Liz and Ethan’s guests was warm and welcoming and genuinely excited for these two incredible people. It was the perfect way to end my 2013 wedding season. Here are a few favorites from this beautiful day:
Love it! Great job! :)
Just so so beautiful
Amazing! I love her dress!! Where is this winery?
Well done Athena. I love all the Black and White photos, but I think the pre-ceremony photos are my favorite. And when I saw who’s little sister it was- i could only imagine the laughter and love.
gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. love your images, athena. and that venue is crazy beautiful. i loved your words – “someone who wouldn’t make the day about them (the photographer).” they chose well! xo
so great to see these all together athena! thanks so much for inviting me, and liz & ethan, you are gorgeous, wishing you so much happiness in your marriage! xoxo
Simply stunning. I love looking through you lens. I miss you.
amazing work Athena. love it all.
amazing and so sensual! these images are beautiful, love the location and the entire vibe of the happy couple surrounded by friends & family. just lovely. and chapeau for (almost?!) no flash use!!
i’m wowed. seriously, athena, this is amazing.
favorite . yet .