The hardest part of Grace & Michael’s stunning wedding was when we had to leave. So many things came together throughout the entire day that made it an absolute joy to photograph. Grace gave careful consideration to how everything (and we mean EVERYTHING) would impact photography. From the very beginning of her planning, Grace & Mike put an extremely high priority on photography, and we couldn’t have been more satisfied with the results.
This awesome couple gave us an incredible degree of access and time, guaranteeing an amazing range of looks into their day. We even had a couple of private sessions with them – including Grace’s change from her gorgeous wedding gown into an incredibly beautiful custom Chinese dress – for some drop-dead romantic photos. Both their parents and their wedding party were just as excited about the prospects for photos, so working with everyone was pure joy. We even got to work some fashionable fun for both the guys and the girls during the day.
Grace & Michael, what can we say? From the time we first met, we loved being with both of you! We are so glad you loved what we did then, and that you chose us for your own wedding! The warm welcome by your family and friends topped it off for us. You each did such a great job during your photo sessions. The time you gave us for your photos was so well worth it. We can’t wait to show them to you! Also, thank you for the delicious meal.
The gallery will be made available when Grace & Mike return from their honeymoon, in the “Client Proofs” area of our main website. But for now, here is a small teaser for you to enjoy. Click on the “PLAY” button in the box below.
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- Reception venue: Glen Island Harbour Club
- Grace’s gown: Priscilla of Boston
- Florist: Arcadia Floral Company
- Makeup: Sachiko Yanase
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Ulysses - She has, Mike. She HAS! But that’s okay, you know we love giving her attention. Still, the burning question has been: When we are going to hear from MIKE again? LOL 😉
Right now we’re in the midst of our heaviest shooting month. August usually isn’t this packed with weddings, but 2008 has been quite different. And album orders are beginning to roll in from the weddings of previous months. We were really glad to see your selections come in, as it was one of our absolute favorites this year due both to its beauty, as well as to the great variety of visuals throughout the day.
Thanks for the privilege of letting us provide some guidance in the album process, too. We don’t take your trust for granted. We want it to be absolutely the best book possible, filled with beauty, emotion, style, and a story-telling flair that you’ll be proud of for the rest of your lives (wow… that sounds like a heavy responsibility when I put it that way, but we’re up to it!). I know you’ve both made rock-solid choices. But if we see something that lends and adds to the flavor of the day, we’ll let you know about it.
Mike, I have to tell you, too: We’ve been totally in love with your parents, too. All of them have been such heartfelt and HUMOROUS people, making it a joy to communicate with them and enjoy this entire process along with you. I truly hope we get to see them and work with them in the future. 🙂August 7, 2008 – 2:50 PM
Mike - I feel like Grace has been monopolizing communication with you two, which just isn’t fair. So first, I just wanted to say a quick “hello, how ya doin?”
Second, I wanted to let you know how great it feels to pass on the rest of the album design to you. When I told my mom that we were asking you to take over choosing photos and designing the album for us, I thought she’d be shocked that we were willing to let go of control of our wedding album. But we’ve raved so much about you guys, and she so loves the photos herself, that she totally understood.
Sending in our album order was such a huge weight off our chests, not only because cutting out photos was a painful experience and we just couldn’t do it anymore, but also because we know that whatever you decide to do, it will be amazing. We can’t wait to see the finished product (in large part because it will give us an excuse to write you again)!August 7, 2008 – 1:06 PM
Ulysses - Mike, thank you for further describing how your pictures make you FEEL. I know over time I’ve come to feel the same way about photographs in general. Great photos really do accrue in value with time. We work hard to try to tell mini-stories in a lot of our photos. A single moment captured can manifest so many little things upon review.
And just think… if you feel this way while looking at one photo at a time, you’re going to love what happens when you see them displayed in album format. It’s a completely different phase of this ongoing process.
We’re really glad to hear from you again, and we can’t tell you what it means to us to get this sort of great feedback. 🙂July 18, 2008 – 10:33 PM
Mike - Grace is definitely beating me in our battle to see who can view the photos the most. It’s frustrating being at work and only being able to sneak a peek at a photo or two every once in a while. Grace seems to have no compunction about this.
In any case, limited though my viewings have been, I feel like I notice new things each time I am able to take a peek, and though I wouldn’t think it was possible, considering how much I loved them when I first saw them, I’m enjoying the photos more and more.July 18, 2008 – 6:42 PM
Jenni-Ulysses Photography - Grace, we love your new ritual! 🙂 I can’t tell you how much we’ve enjoyed your blog posts and emails. We can totally feel your excitement and joy over your pictures, and that is the greatest joy for us. You two were a dream to photograph.
And I’m so glad Eeyore is ok! I agree – champagne baths don’t hurt anyone. 🙂July 16, 2008 – 10:00 AM
Grace - These late night comments are starting to become a regular ritual for us. 🙂 I just wanted to let you know that I spent the last couple of hours looking through the first third of our photos, and am just so happy! I feel like I’m reliving the wedding day again!
And don’t worry, Eeyore’s ok. Who doesn’t like a champagne bath? Even Eeyore enjoys champagne baths every once in awhile.July 16, 2008 – 2:05 AM
Ulysses - Mike, we’ve been holding our breaths for the past day or so. “AMAZING” was exactly the goal we were shooting for.
But seriously, that word applies to the two of YOU. There was so much that fed our creativity throughout the day, and we couldn’t have been happier with the results of every segment of it.
Poor Eeyore! I suppose with every amazing task, there must be something sacrificed. LOL! 😀July 13, 2008 – 1:42 AM
Grace - We just finished looking at the photos. Grace got so excited she spilled her champagne all over our desk, possibly ruining the behind of a stuffed Eeyore.
The photos were AMAZING!!! We feel like we just relived our wedding day.
-MikeJuly 13, 2008 – 1:33 AM
Grace’s Kind Words at Ulysses Photography Blog - […] Grace & Michael’s Wedding […]July 11, 2008 – 10:03 AM
Mike and Grace - Jenni and Ulysses,
What can we say? These pictures are gorgeous! We can’t wait to see the entire gallery. We just got back from our honeymoon (half an hour ago), and checking your blog was the first thing we wanted to do. We have checked at every hotel we stayed at in Tahiti, but weren’t able to see the the photos. We read the blog entry multiple times (in multiple locations), and it made our day each time we read it–we were really touched by everything you wrote, and especially agreed with the hardest part being saying goodbye to you two. Throughout the honeymoon, we couldn’t help but think of you two whenever we took any pictures (and we took a lot!)–especially when the cruise photographer told us to kiss for the camera, and we remembered to linger. We were depressed to be leaving Tahiti, but finally being able to see the pictures after 2 weeks of anticipation was the light at the end of our tunnel.
For both of us, your arrival at our doorsteps was exciting and reassuring–as if we were greeting old friends. Throughout the entire day (and for days after), our parents and bridal party couldn’t stop raving about how great you two were and how much fun the pictures at the park were!
Although we’ve only met you a handful of times, it was obvious from the beginning that you’re both really special people. We hope that it won’t be too long before we have the chance to see you again!!
Grace and MikeJuly 11, 2008 – 3:03 AM