Friday, February 13, 2009

Mariza+Charlie=Intimate



When we first met Seattle couple Mariza & Charlie, we felt an instant connection. Like us, they had loved each other for many years before they decided to get married. Their love is coupled with the kind of deep understanding of each other that only comes with time, the kind that makes them exchange secret glances, say exactly what the other is thinking, and get teary-eyed about all the same things.

It was such a pleasure to photograph their small, elegant wedding. Here are some of our favourite images from the day.

The smallest details tell such interesting stories...Mariza's ring is on the bible her great-grandparents had with them when they were married in 1895.



A classically beautiful Vera Wang gown.



And the classic beauty, Mariza.



Serene before her First Look with Charlie. I love how at all that creamy tilt-shift loveliness puts all the attention on Mariza's beautiful eyes.





As the rain began, an emotional First Look between bride & groom.





Can't resist one more of Mariza.


Cold and rainy in Whistler that day, we explored their reception venue, the Four Seasons, and found all sorts of nooks and crannies to create some dramatic portraits.





My fav - that old hollywood glamour feel.



Details from the ceremony on the rooftop of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.



The cutest and very-serious-about-his-job ringbearer.



Such a great location for a small wedding!



It's official!



The Four Seasons is known for its fine cuisine and at Mariza & Charlie's reception, guests went from room to room to enjoy different courses.



A seafood buffet in the bathtub!



A private first dance at the end of the night...





..before saying goodnight.



Congratulations Mariza & Charlie - it was such a joy to share your day with you both!

22 comments:

kathyp said...

that location shot is amazing!

Kayla Barker said...

These photos are GORGEOUS! Love them! Great job!

Ruby Slippers said...

Wow, your photos are always beautiful, but these are BEAUTIFUL!

Kip said...

Holy kiz-ow! Really, really special.

Sarah Smith Photography said...

this shoot is amazing! such a beautiful couple, location...what a perfect wedding to shoot! i was wondering if you wouldnt mind offering a few tips....i love the flash behind the couple in the last few shots...this is something i have yet to try but would like to this wedding season...just wondering if you wouldnt mind sharing some tips on setting it up :) you can email me at sarah@sarahsmithphotography.com :) thank you!

Sarah Smith

VITHAYA PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Absolutely beautiful. The images produced and the way you tell their story compliments each other so well. This is a testament to the kind of love that inspires and endures. Thank you for sharing.

Chris+Lynn said...

Thanks for the comments all! Sarah, we love to create depth with flash - pocket wizards, baby!

Christopher Tripp said...

You guys are the best of the best, and what the rest of us professionals aspire to be! Fantastic work!

Kim Kalyn said...

Love the drama in these images! Just fabulous shots !!

Tim Halberg said...

seriously stunning images you guys!! you guys just took it to the next level (and I had no clue there was a next level...)!!!!

S├ębastien said...

SUPERBE comme d'habitude.

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Absolutely stunning.

Ghazalie said...

beautifully done -- again!!

polina osherov said...

Everyone already used all the great words to describe this set, hang it!! oh wait, how about superlative!!! :-) way to go guys!

ed pingol said...

i LOVE how you guys never disappoint. keep up the great and inspiring work.

//ed

Frank DiMeo said...

Ed used the word I was thinking of too, "inspiring". Very inspiring for sure Chris & Lynn. Tim is right too about raising things to a new level. But so is Christopher when he says, "You are the best of the best". You two hit a farther home run every time you come to the plate! You continue to amaze and inspire a lot of us with each and every image. Wish we could get together, it has been too long! I miss your smiling faces.

ben & laura harrison said...

what a beautiful wedding ... love the intimacy of the images.

Arielle Langhorne said...

Oh my! I've just discovered you, and spend a good 3 hours mesmerized in front of my screen, going through all your amazing images. I LOVE your style. I'm a couple planes away from home in a hotel room, assisting a great photographer tomorrow for a wedding, and I'm overwhelmed with inspiration. Please keep my email in your list, and let me know when you are giving workshops.

PicturesByTracy said...

In complete awwww. Your work is always inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing.

GABE said...

These are perfect!

chris stewart said...

Does it get better i ask..............yes it does!!! the bride is gourgous in this wedding and you guys once again inspire.........WOW!!!!

Obviouschild said...

great looking wedding photography