Before I even read anything about Natalie + Zak, I knew just from looking at their wedding photos that they had an incredible sense of humor, and were completely head-over-heels in love. Full Moon Resort in the Catskills was the perfect backdrop for their spring wedding - rustic, elegant and completely gorgeous. Jill from Smile Peace Love Photography did an incredible job of documenting their day, full of classic details, personal touches and endless joy.
From Jill: I had a blast shooting for these guys. Their venue was adorable and they had the entire resort full of their friends and family. The vibe around the entire place was like a big huge family picnic. Everyone was smiling and joyful.
Natalie and Zac both came across as completely in love and in awe of each other. Their joy was very hard for them to hide. Natalie was super excited to show me her Louboutin Heels but confessed she’d rather be barefoot. There was a point during the formal portraits that we decided to go down a small hill closer to the water and Natalie immediately pulled her heels off and started running barefoot. I knew she was awesome as soon as she climbed up on a row of low rocks and started jumping from one to the next (in her dress), while carrying her heels. This was the perfect metaphor for Natalie’s personality. Zac was goofy and laid back. He made a silly face in almost every photo, so I knew I had to snap a lot of him in order to get the (not-goofy) shots.
Before we finished the formal portraits, both the bride and groom asked if they could have a silly shot with each individual member of the bridal party. They also asked that each person make a quirky face in a solo shot too. I was told they were planning on putting together a “Brady Bunch-like” storyboard print for all of the goofy faces, to hang in their house. Again.. a perfect metaphor for the couple. Their night was fun from start to finish and their 80 year old grandma was even tearing up the dance floor all night long.
Photographer: Smile Peace Love Photography | Reception Venue: Full Moon Resort