One particular photo shoot was a particular pleasure for me: a wedding that covered two distinct locations.
The local hall is where the wedding took place and a provincial park is where most of the guest photos were taken.
It was a wonderful but also challenging experience. Wonderful because of the people involved and the location of the outdoor shoot but challenging because I had not not seen the venue before hand. It was an unexpected shock to see how dimly lit the hall was and I realized the windows had been so covered to keep the tremendous heat at bay. Likewise the doors were closed for the most part which cut out most of the usable light so it was flash photography the whole way. I was scrambling like crab on the beach trying to stay ahead of the happy couple capturing the moments on their way to the alter .
From the photography perspective it required me to get a lot closer- figure out the balance of capturing the moments without getting in the way and I am very pleased that there are many shots that were very focused on the bride and groom. I'm also happy that I didn't fall on my face at any time and the wedding went without a hitch!
The informal reception at the park was amazing- we took our cars down to the tiny reaction ferry to cross over (4 cars at a time) to the Stein Valley Park gazebo which is a stunning location. Here was the beauty of nature and the light of the sun to enhance the happy day.
Overall it was my favorite shoot of the year.
at Tuesday, December 30, 2014