I had the joy of sitting down with photographer Natalie Gibbs to chat and get to know one another. I can’t wait to work together! Here are some FAQ’s off of her website:
Q. How would you describe your style?
A. I aim for unobtrusive, photojournalistic coverage of wedding events, but I also pose formal group photos and portraits as needed. I strive to keep a candid feel to even my posed shots. My focus is on emotional (or funny!) moments in addition to the standard wedding shots. I also really love shooting details.
Q. Are your photos edited?
A. Yes. All my photos are edited. That’s partly what gives them “pop.” I do not like the look of unedited photos, so you won’t see them on your disc. I always shoot in RAW format and use a combination of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to finish the files. I do additional retouching on any prints you order, as well. I try to keep my processing bright and colorful, but natural looking. I’m not into heavy texturing, tinting, or unusual special effects. I want your photos to look timeless.
Q. How long will it take to get our photos?
A. The maxium time is six weeks. I try to get them done earlier whenever possible, and I always post a few of my favorites to my website in the days following your event, so you’ll have a few select photos ready to view when you return from your honeymoon.
Q. Do you travel?
A. Yes. I do ask a $150 travel fee (or 1 night’s hotel room) for any weddings outside a 100 mile radius of Christiansburg, VA. Depending on your wedding schedule, an additional night might be needed, as well.
Q. What is your favorite part of the wedding?
A. I really love the moment when the bride and groom walk away together for the first time as husband and wife. They always look so proud and happy.
Q. Would you consider shooting a same-sex wedding or commitment ceremony?
A. Yes, absolutely.
We are so fortunate to have had the pleasure of being interviewed by Katelyn Polantz, a reporter from the Roanoke Times and being featured in two articles in the business section on Sunday, January 24, 2010. Katelyn spent a busy Saturday with us, packed full of appointments. It was the perfect day to showcase all of the pieces that are involved in planning a wedding.
For richer, for poorer, wedding industry thrives
Recessions and boom times barely affect the number of ceremonies.
By Katelyn Polantz | The Roanoke Times
Photography by Stephanie Klein-Davis
The Roanoke Times
More couples opt for fall weddings
By Katelyn Polantz | The Roanoke Times
Julie and Jarod are a beautiful couple, inside and out, and they knew exactly what they wanted for their wedding! They chose St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Christiansburg, Virginia to hold their ceremony. Julie’s parents were married there too, making it even more special. St. Paul’s is a striking church with a classic white steeple, large open windows aligning the walls and a long aisle. The bridesmaids wore black strapless dresses with bouquets of luscious pink Esperance roses arranged by Gabe and staff at Northside Floral Shop. Julie’s bouquet also had the Esperance roses, along with a few pink lily’s, just beautiful!
After the ceremony, guests travelled to the Virginia Tech Skelton Inn & Conference Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, where they began mingling for cocktail hour. For dinner the ballroom was decorated with black linens, white chair covers with black sashes. The centerpieces too had big pink Esperance roses and white hydrangeas, the arrangements varied between tall trumpet and round glass vases. The food was delicious, the couple chose the Chicken Oscar as one of the items on the buffet, a Skelton Inn favorite. The cake, made by Kelly Cakes of Roanoke was amazing. Each cake layer was designed differently, including the couples monogram on one layer. DJ, Kerri Taylor facilitated the night, interacting with the guests and keeping everyone dancing. At the end of the night all of the guests made their way outside to line the sidewalk with sparklers. Julie and Jarod made their way all the way through the sparkler line to jump in their limousine and be whisked away to their honeymoon. They were finally married!
St. Paul’s Methodist Church
Virginia Tech Skelton Inn & Conference Center
Northside Flower Shop
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