When we found out Nikki and Benjamin had been dating since high school we couldn’t wait to ask them about it. Benjamin even brought an entire box filled with letters that Nikki had been giving him since they were in 10th grade. Having this kind of visual to go along with voice over is extremely important as it takes the emotion and storytelling to the next level.
One of my favorite moments of the day was when Nikki gifted Benjamin a friendship bracelet that she had taken away from him after a fight they had in high school. Right before the wedding she wrapped it up and had her flower girl deliver it. When Ben realized what it was he got very emotional.
The biggest challenge of the day came in the form of rain. We were supposed to shoot the creative session outside, but thankfully, we got to shoot inside a beautiful mansion and take advantage of the natural light. Later that day Nikki’s mom confessed to me that maybe the rain was meant to be, because it forced them to stay inside which kept the dress clean.
“Marrying a High School Sweetheart” produced by Pennylane Productions | Directed by Adam Forgione | Cinematography by Adam Forgione, RJ Weyant, and Bobby Shortle | Edited by RJ Weyant | “When I’m With You” by Ben Rector licensed by The Music Bed
Featured Wedding Vendors
Venue: Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation
Photographer : Brett Matthews Photography
Entertainment : Hank Lane Music
Make Up Artist: Christy Ann Cosmetics
Hair Stylist: Bridal Rush
Bride Dress : Custom Ulla-Maija
Groom Tux : Armani