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Stunning Overcast Wedding at Wolf Lakes Park

January 27, 2021

Bride and Groom on the dock during a pink sunset at Wolf Lakes Park

Overcast whether is commonly mistaken for bad photo whether, and Samuel and Kylie’s wedding day is here to PROVE US WRONG!

Wolf Lakes Park (as we’ve said before) is one of our favorite Fresno Wedding Venues to photograph weddings.

The Gleason’s were married at Wolf Lakes Park (again) after COVID ruined their initial plans for a May wedding, they said f*ck it and got married anyways. And so they planned the most amazing rona wedding ever at one of our favorite local wedding venues!

Close up of Brides accessories and wedding invitation.

See Sam & Kylie’s gorgeous engagement session HERE!

Groomsman helping Groom get ready for his fall wedding
Close up of groom putting on his custom tie clip
Close up of Bride's mother buttoning her beaded Maggie Sottero wedding dress
Beaded and chiffon Maggie Sottero wedding dress on custom hanger
Bride behind dad before his first look
Father and daughter first look at fall wedding
Bride and her dad hugging in joy outside on an overcast wedding day at wolf lakes park a fresno wedding venue
Groomsmen prepping with a beer in custom mugs
Groomsmen laughing while getting ready at Wolf Lakes Park
Bride's mom button her wedding gown in front of a mirror
Wedding rings and hair pin close up

We love first looks, but this one takes the cake!

The FedEx delivery guy came walking up just as we were about to do the first look and we all had to laugh! Plus I think it helped calm the nerves a bit before the big reveal. And Sam would definitely agree Kylie was WORTH! THE!! WAIT!!!

FedEx employee walks through first look with Bride and Groom
Bride laughing behind groom before first look
Groom anxiously awaiting first look with a smile
Groom overjoyed at first look at Wolf Lakes Park
Groom holding back tears looking at his bride in her Maggie Sottero dress
Bride and groom kissing at first look together
Bride cracking up with joy while talking to groom.

Yup, gotta laugh about the FedEx deliveries and first looks! Honestly first looks are some of my favorite moments of the day. I get the one on one time with my couple to get some amazing photos and really it’s some of the only time they have to be alone on their wedding day celebrations. Of course we love the party time too, and we also love being able to not only give our couples that time together, but actually create real memories with them rather than just rushing through a bunch of poses.

As we like to say, “Pose is a 4 letter word at MHP”

Welcome sign in calligraphy on a mirror
Draped archway and bridge at Wolf Lakes Park
Married couple laughing and hugging on an overcast wedding day
Blush and navy wedding party cheering for Bride and Grooms kiss
White, green, and burgundy centerpiece with gold table number
Groomsmen in navy with blush ties in front of Wolf Lakes Park on an overcast wedding day
Groomsmen in navy and bridesmaids in blush for a fall wedding
Father walking the bride down the aisle while she smiles on an overcast wedding day
Groom in navy suit waiting for his bride at Wolf Lakes Park
Father kissing bride to hand her to the groom in black and white photo
Couple holding hands during outdoor wedding ceremony
Bride looking at groom during ceremony near the water at Wolf Lakes Park
Close up of custom silver cuff link with SG on it
Groom smiling in navy with a white tie and white rose
overcast wedding photos of a bride laughing joyfully with blush, burgundy, and white bouquet.
Full view of outdoor fall wedding ceremony at Wolf Lake Park.
Bride and groom nuzzling during sunset with veil flowing in front.
First kiss as husband and wife under draped arch with fall trees behind
Newlyweds romantically hugging on a dock during a pink sunset
Bride leaning in to kiss groom
Bride swinging her Maggie Sottero dress in the breeze at an overcast wedding photo session
Couple talking amongst the rose lined grass
Bride and Groom portrait in the tree lined street at Wolf Lakes Park

I also really love the symmetry that this driveway at Wolf Lakes Park offers! It creates really stunning framing in the images we can create because it’s so damn perfect. And even on this overcast day we were able to create STUNNING photos here.

Oftentimes we hear clients say they’re bummed that it ended up being overcast the day of their wedding or session but we dig it!

Overcast wedding weather offers perfectly diffused lighting for photos.

This means no crazy shadows, harsh light or spotty light around taller trees. It really is amazing just how lovely overcast wedding days can be!

Close up of beaded Maggie Sottero dress and blush bridal bouquet at an overcast wedding
Bride and groom laughing together
Groom lovingly leaning in to bride at sunset on the dock at Wolf Lakes Park
Newlyweds entering reception ready to party
Couples first dance under the lights at Wolf Lakes Park
Two tier white wedding cake with blush and white flowers
Custom cake topper on white cake with pink flowers
Cake cutting knives and satin napkin
Bride focusing on cutting the wedding cake
Newly weds feeding each other cake
Bride and groom going for the cake smash
Newlyweds having fun with cake smash and a sweet kiss

This cake cutting was by far the cutest and most epic cake cutting I’ve ever witnessed!

Romantic hug between bride and groom in black and white overcast wedding photo
Pink and white bridal bouquet with eucalyptus
Bride and guests dancing at reception
Bridesmaid in blush giving her speech
Bridesmaid in blush dress doing a toast to make the couple laugh
Bride and groom laughing hysterically during toast
Groomsman in navy suit delivering hilarious toast
Couple cracking up during a wedding speech

Another awesome thing about overcast wedding days is the incredible sunsets! These clouds were perfectly painted for one of the most amazing sunsets I have ever photographed!

Wedding reception dance party
Wedding guests getting down on the dance floor
Bride being the life of the party during wedding reception at Wolf Lakes Park
Kids having a blast during the dance party
Couple dancing at a wedding reception
Couple having fun at Wolf Lakes Park wedding
Bride doing a bouquet toss with bridesmaid catching it
Groom tastefully removes garter and throws to the crowd
Bride and groom enjoying a drink and each other during reception
Newlyweds kissing at the end of the outdoor ceremony on an overcast wedding day at wolf lakes park

Thank you Sam & Kylie for choosing and trusting me with the most precious of days! I am so glad you finally got to have your big wedding celebration, and even more grateful to have been there to photograph all the amazing moments. MHP is wishing you both a lifetime of happiness, and I know that there will be many more memories with me and my camera. I truly cannot wait! So much love!

Xoxo,
Megan

VENDORS

Venue: Wolf Lakes Park @wolflakespark
Photo: Megan Helm Photography @megghelm
Flowers: Brown Bunny Flowers @brownbunnyflowers
Dress: Maggie Sotero @maggiesotero
Hair: @brooklins
Makeup: Bare Skin Beauty @bare.skin.beauty

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