It's difficult to begin to describe how incredible our experience with Rory was, because there were so many wonderful parts of our experience with her.
Going into our wedding planning process, we knew that the photographer was one of the most ...
important elements for both of us. Aside from that we weren’t too certain on exactly what we wanted and chose to interview Rory based on her portfolio, which was diverse in every sense of the word and featured natural-looking shots of all kinds of people. From our initial consultation with Rory, she made us feel right at ease, and she was able to hone in on exactly the things we were looking for.
If you are on the fence about getting an engagement shoot with her, absolutely do it! It wasn’t high on our priority list in our wedding planning, but it really meant so much to have a chance to meet Rory in person before the actual wedding day, and the photos she captured were stunning. The shoot took place in my parents’ backyard due to last minute rain the day before. It was shocking how unidentifiable the location was - the focus was not on the yard, but on the way Rory captured us!
As for the wedding day itself, Rory captured it perfectly, even despite us getting rained out mid-ceremony. In photos, the transition mid-ceremony to cover was totally seamless, even though it was chaotic in the moment. Rory was super flexible with all of our needs - she worked with us to make sure we got photos at all of our must-have locations on the wedding day, along with all of the specific group shots that we wanted. She was also very observant and managed to catch a gap in the rain which let us get a few very special outdoor group shots.
The other highlights in particular which stood out to us -
- Rory was like a ninja on the wedding day. There are some photos we looked at and my first thought was “wait, Rory was there?” It was incredible how she was able to totally blend in the background and capture so many special moments on our wedding day, just totally unscripted.
- We were shocked at how well Rory captured the personalities of our guests. Some of our guests are usually a little more reserved with their emotions, but when they let them show, Rory was there to document it. We ended up with so many special family photos because of it. Everyone who was part of the day, from the 2-year-old flower girl to my 99-year-old grandmother to my mom’s elderly dog, was photographed beautifully. There’s also a wonderful ‘progression’ of shots of us almost knocking the cake over that Rory got that still makes us laugh when we look at it.
- The photos overall were beautiful! We loved the colors, warmth, and how perfectly Rory captured the day. It was like seeing a moment of our day frozen, rather than a posed and stiff Formal Photo. We also got a ton of them from her which we were so excited to have.
Overall, our experience with Rory was so special, and left us with so many amazing memories. We would choose her again in a heartbeat if we are ever having photos done, and you would absolutely not be making a wrong choice to choose her as well