Monday, February 15, 2010

Save the Date Outtakes

You'll see the picture we picked in the mail, but we wanted to show some outtakes.

The shoot was at Christ the King, Steve's church in Irondequoit, because they had a stage we could take the photos on. It took us three tries to get into the gym - initially we were boxed out by CYO basketball, and then a chili cook-off. Finally we went over during the church school's open house.

The gym was filled with little kids playing basketball while their parents talked to their teachers. We shooed them away from the hoop nearest to the stage, set up the tripod, and went for it. But you can see in this picture that the kids didn't always respect the artist at work (Steve's mom). Steve thinks it's hilarious that I'm yelling at one of the kids to get out of the shot, in this picture (see his little blurry head in the corner):

But my favorite shot is this one:


We're not reserving a block of rooms in any one hotel, but we can recommend a few:

The Strathallan Hotel - we love this place because it's on the street Rachel used to live on. It's in a great neighborhood for wandering around in on Saturday.

The Staybridge Suites - right across the river from the Interfaith Chapel at the University of Rochester, where the ceremony will be held.

Hampton Inn - closer to the reception site.

All of these options are comparably priced.