One of the challenges of shooting weddings can be jumping into other people's big family events and trying to learn names and all the subtle relationships between everybody in a very short period of time. But when the bride is a relative (dad's cousin's daughter, whatever that's considered), I get to show up, see a bunch of familiar faces, and do my thing. Lauren and Bryan had their ceremony at St. Michael's in Independence, after which we drove to the gorgeous Holden Arboretum for sun, pictures, and lots of bees. La Malfa served great food and provide a wonderful setting for speeches, dancing, and shots through the ice sculpture a the reception.
A big congrats to Lauren and Bryan!