West Virginia Wedding Photography
West Virginia Wedding Photography at the Clay Center in Charleston:
While most of my work is in the Pittsburgh area, I always enjoy traveling to new destinations and photographing weddings at new locations. The challenge is that the wedding day is often the first time that I meet the bride and groom in person. Telephone calls and technology like Skype make it easier to communicate, but there’s nothing like a good, old face-to-face meeting to get to know someone.
So it was with Sara and Adam. Everyone was so excited for the day that it only took a couple of minutes and we were all getting along like old friends. The wedding ceremony was at B’nai Jacob Synagogue and the reception at the Clay Center.
Adam’s sisters Lindsay and Bari kept the mood light as the girls got ready.
Sara enjoyed the act.
Adam and his friends relaxed before getting ready for the wedding (Lisa’s photo).
Sara faced east as she said her prayers. It was a beautiful, quiet moment of faith prior before the busyness of the rest of the wedding day.
Sara and her bridesmaids Joey and Nicole sing on the way to the synagogue.
Adam’s guys made sure he was looking good (Lisa’s photo).
Sara’s maid of honor Jessie is overcome with emotion as she sees Sara in her wedding gown.
Sara and her mom Janet share a moment prior to the wedding.
Adam and the men danced together (Lisa’s photos).
Sara beams as she sees Adam enter the room for the Bedeken.
It was a small room, filled to capacity with people. Lisa found this angle of Sara after Adam placed the veil over her face.
Nicole and Bari really love their brother. It was beautiful to see them together.
Adam and his mom.
Sara walks down the aisle with her parents Janet and Michael.
Sara circled Adam seven times before they walked to the chuppah. Watching Adam, it was obvious that this was a sacred moment for him (Lisa’s photo)
The love that Sara and Adam showed when they walked out after the ceremony was so wonderful to see. This is one of my favorite photos of the day.
Going Off Script for Portaits
There was no time in the schedule for portraits besides the formals at the synagogue. So it required a bit of planning to have one of the shuttles stop at the West Virginia State Capital for a brief photo session. I’m glad we did because we were able to get some really lovely photos in just that short bit of time:
Decor and Details at the Clay Center
Details from the wedding day. B.Belle Events did an amazing job with the decor.
I love the Hora!
That terrazzo floor made for a great view of the action from above (Lisa’s photo).
The couple is raised on chairs.
Janet’s reaction is priceless!
Adam’s family had a great time! (Lisa’s photo)
Sara and Adam share a quiet moment at the end of the night as they watch their guests enjoy themselves.
This bit of West Virginia Wedding photography in Charleston, WV was a great adventure. Here’s another beautiful Jewish wedding that you’ll enjoy looking at: Alisa and Jonah