Sunday, May 27, 2007

Paulius & Vilija

A couple months ago I got a phone call from Paulius a groom out in Michigan whose wedding was coming up. They were very interested in booking except they had a very crazy story of how they found me!...They had asked one of their close friends who is a highschool photography teacher in Detroit if he could recommend any of his previous students. He did and one of them was named Sarah Anne, so they did a search for her but came up with my site. Thinking it was her they got really excited and wanted to book me then started doing a little research and found out that I'm actually from Chicago and am not the same Sarah Anne...by that time they decided that they wanted to book me anyways and I'm SOO glad that I was able to shoot their wedding! It was one of the most coolest wedding experiences!
Paulius and Vilija are Lithuanian, they had their wedding and reception at a gorgeous Lithuanian camp, in Michigan, that they would always go to as kids! So what a perfect place to have it! The whole wedding was so relaxed and laid back yet a party the whole time! And let me tell you Lithuanians LOVE to sing! It was one of the coolest things I've heard they would just sing and sing during the reception! I wish I could have recorded it!! I seriously loved taking pictures of Paulius and Vilija because they are just so in love and I didn't have to pose them at all! Well here is the slideshow!! Enjoy!!!

11 comments:

nicole green said...

those are so fun! i love seeing the traditions in weddings for people are from different parts of the world.

Samantha F. said...

*deep sigh*

What a sweet wedding! I loved all the pictures, but I really liked the way you included the baby watching the bride and groom in that one pic.

You're so good at capturing all of the joy and love. I'm certain they'll be thanking God for years to come that they had you as their photographer.

kristen leigh photography said...

oh, wow, those are good!
beautiful, beautiful pictures!

that bride looks like the most fun, happy person ever

Sarah Barlow said...

Nicole! Thank you!! Yeah, I really enjoyed getting to see their sweet traditions:)

Sam! Thank you so much!! So glad you're back! We've missed you! :)

Kristen, yeah she was definitely the most happy brides I've ever seen!! :)

Stacy Cross said...

Great work, Sarah! Love the emotion you captured in these - priceless. :)

BethLaurren said...

Not that they would be anything other than this...but these are beautiful, Sarah! I loved the foresty look....I'm so bummed I couldn't go with you! It would have been so much fun!

Vilija (the bride) said...

Sarah - thank you thank you thank you!! you were so super fun to work with and the photos are simply stunning. We LOVE them, and so do all of our friends. Don't be surprised if people with odd names start calling you now - the lithuanians are all now big fans of your work!

Sarah Barlow said...

Beth!! Wish you could've come too! :)

Vilija!! Oh!! I'm so glad you love the pictures!!! :) You guys were seriously SO much fun to shoot! And I really enjoyed having the whole Lithuanian experience! I guess I'm going to have to marry a Lithuanian so I can have such fun wedding like that! haha! :)

rasa r said...

What fabulous photos of the bridal party. I just came back from that same location(Dainava)this past weekend for a Lithuanian Scout leadership camp. Regardless of the occasion, Dainava brings out the best in people.

Kristin Nickell Photography said...

Hey Sarah! I am such a fan of your work!!

I was wondering the name of the song that is on this slideshow! It is soo beautiful!

Thanks!!

Kristine said...

Hi! My name is Kristine. My boyfriend, Rich, and I just got engaged and were thinking about having our wedding at Dainava. He is Lithuanian and has attended and worked at Dainava since he was a child. I was wondering if I could email the bride of this wedding to ask her details about her planning process. I am assuming many things have to be brought in from the outside since it is a camp. I plan to go to Dainava at the beginning of August to inquire about having a wedding there, but thought it might be helpful to talk to someone who already has. If there is any way to contact her, please let me know because I would greatly appreciate it! Her pictures are gorgeous!