I’ve written many times about how honored I am when I am hired to be the wedding photographer for someone who works in the wedding industry. I’ve written separately about the joy I feel when a sibling of a past client chooses me to be the photographer as well. So when I was hired to photograph Susan and Jim, I felt doubly humbled. I photographed Jim’s sister’s wedding a few years ago, AND I work with Jim often since he is a member of Jason Kendall Productions. I sincerely enjoyed my time working with both of them on planning their wedding, especially since Jim is a wedding scheduling expert.
Susan and Jim chose Hyatt House Pittsburgh – South Side as their one-stop wedding venue. They had their First Look on the Greater Allegheny Passage Trail directly behind the hotel, followed by some bridal and family portraits in perfect August sun. They were married in front of their family and friends on the outdoor patio, and celebrated their reception under the tent.
Since Jim’s band, Jason Kendall Productions, was performing at the reception, there were many great surprises! We enjoyed a special performance by Susan’s dad on guitar, Jim playing guitar at his own wedding, an acoustic version of “At Last” during a short power outage, and a solo performance of “Thunder Road” as the last song. I loved how the guests interacted with the band during the performance. It is rare that family and friends get to see what we do as wedding professionals. What a joy!
I was working with another favorite wedding professional on that day too. Many thanks to Nicki for her wonderful assistance and photographs.
Congratulations, Susan and Jim!!!