… and luckily Salem Riverfront Park is a great back up!
See when Jess and Alex started planning their wedding, they had imagined a grand 200 person affair. The ceremony was to be held at their home church, the very place that they first met. Afterwards they planned on having a huge party with friends, family, complete with a bouquet toss and signature cake cutting.
But, things don’t always work out the way we want. The COVID-19 pandemic rocked their plans and their 200 person affair quickly dwindled down to just close friends and family. They canceled their large reception and instead gathered with their core group for an intimate ceremony at their home church. (At least they got to keep their venue!)
But, while the wedding wasn’t what they had initially imagined, it was still wonderful. And after Jess and Alex said “I do!” we headed out to take some wedding portraits. But the day wasn’t done with surprises. IT RAINED ON US.
Now, I am quick to adapt. A little sprinkle doesn’t scare me off, but this was something entirely different. It was a full-fledged rain. While we still captured some beautiful shots within the church, it wasn’t exactly what the two had had in mind.
So I suggested we schedule a post-wedding session at a later date!
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love an excuse to slip back into their wedding dress? It’s never too late to capture the perfect pictures and Jess and Alex proved that in this post-wedding shoot. Since they live in Salem, I knew that this location would be just the place.
The Salem Riverfront Park has it all – stunning architectural angles (have you seen that bridge?), gorgeous landscapes, country roads, shorelines and river views. It was exactly what Jess and Alex were going for! Classic and refined with a modern twist. A perfect place to capture their ideal wedding photos.
As we walked through the park, each passersby congratulated the couple and wished them well. It was as if they had just walked out of the ceremony into this dreamscape. Because what’s a few weeks when you’ve promised to spend a lifetime together? After spending the afternoon in the park, we captured the perfect shots and the day truly felt like an extenuation of their wedding.
Afterall, your wedding is too important to have to squeeze everything into a single day. You take a whole week to celebrate your birthday right? Or is that just me? Why should your nuptials be any different? Getting that perfect picture to commemorate your wedding is always worth it. Whether a few days, weeks, months or years have past, it’s never too late to feel like a newly-wed again!
If something on your special day didn’t turn out exactly how you wanted, let’s talk! I’d love to help you get the photos you deserve!