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Love doesn't Care about the weather!

I photographed a wedding in North Carolina in a hurricane.  The bride gave up worrying about her beach side ceremony and switched into a go with the flow outlook.  It was a fantastic wedding!

Looking out at the hurricane while waiting for the "first look"  

Looking out at the hurricane while waiting for the "first look"  

The reveal or first look is always a great moment.  We had planned this on the beach, but with 70 mph winds- this was a better choice, and just as special for the bride and groom.

The reveal or first look is always a great moment.  We had planned this on the beach, but with 70 mph winds- this was a better choice, and just as special for the bride and groom.

Always have a Plan B for when the weather acts up 

Always have a Plan B for when the weather acts up 

We stepped outside the wedding reception for some photos.

We stepped outside the wedding reception for some photos.

The bride does not let the hurricane get in the way of having a perfect wedding.

The bride does not let the hurricane get in the way of having a perfect wedding.

 Reynolds-Lombardi Wedding
The reception site at The Sanderling Resort in North Carolina.

The reception site at The Sanderling Resort in North Carolina.

The day after the wedding with blue skies we took photos...

The day after the wedding with blue skies we took photos...

 Reynolds-Lombardi Wedding
 Reynolds-Lombardi Wedding
 Reynolds-Lombardi Wedding
The day after the wedding with blue skies...

The day after the wedding with blue skies...

 Reynolds-Lombardi Wedding
a little smoke bomb effect.

a little smoke bomb effect.

 Reynolds-Lombardi Wedding

Photographing Wedding Rings

Wedding rings are a symbol of eternity with no beginning or end. They represent the continual bond of when two people fall in love. The circle of the rings are also symbolize the sun, earth and universe and represent holiness, perfection and peace. The reason the wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger is it was believed that it is the closest to the vein that runs to the wearers heart - also known as "the vein of love."

As a wedding photographer, I always view the wedding rings as art and place them in or around the bride's bouquet, wedding invitation and sometimes with the bride's shoes or jewelry. I usually photograph these shots as the bride finishes getting dressed and before the ceremony.  I want them to look like sculpture or a painting. 

I prefer not to shoot the rings on the hands as the fingers can be distracting. I use a special macro lens and selective focus to highlight the design of the rings.