That header image was a tough decision. When you’ve got full control of an entire golf course you end up with a very full memory card.
That was my runner-up. These two photographed so well, it was difficult even narrowing it down to two.
So, as always, we start with the detail shots. The house looked like something out of the 1940’s, complete with daguerreotype portraits on the walls of parents, grandparents and relatives. I always try to gather what I see for a compelling ring photo. The idea is to absorb the environment – wedding photos are about reliving the day.
I found a stained glass divider, and set to work shaping the light. Next, the dress, shoes, and other detail shots. A tall mirror gave me the exact depth I was looking for in this photo.
Everywhere I looked, there were beautiful details.
By the time I had finished up, the kids were dressed up and ready to go.
Our flower girl was particularity pleased with her dress. She immediately approached our bride to show off her new outfit.
It was time for our bride to get her dress on. Some of us were a little more emotional than others.
All the bridesmaids got to work. Fun fact, I love a dress with a lot of buttons, because I get more dressing shots.
There was only one detail left, the bracelet. Our bride needed a little help from small fingers with that.
Soon enough, I found myself at the golf course – the wedding venue. The owners were more than accommodating. To be honest, I was absolutely blown away with how eager to help everyone was. There was so much excitement in the air.
Mostly a standing ceremony, everyone leaned in. The ceremony felt brief, even with the handwritten vows.
And then, it was over. We had a newly married bride and groom to take photos of. My favourite part!
Look at that dress! All those layers of lace. I can’t get over it. And the bouquets!
The formals were lighthearted. It was a good vibe, everyone was cracking jokes and trying to out-silly each other. I loved it.
The shots were perfect. I literally can’t think of a single thing we could have improved upon.
Then, a few photos with just the three of us. We jumped in the golf carts.
I noticed a near perfect range. I don’t see this often. Ever, really.
I took out my prism. Yes, it’s the one that’s 11$ on amazon. There’s an old saying painters use – the simpler the composition, the more powerful. I wanted layers of texture, but I didn’t want to introduce anything into the composition that would clutter it.
Symmetry was the answer.
Symmetry and simplicity. There’s another aspect to photography people don’t talk about too often – authenticity. There’s authentic smiles, and authentic hugs. It doesn’t really matter if the angle is just right – when you see the look on someone’s fact, those are the looks worth a thousand words. Authenticity is a form of beauty, in my eyes. That’s why I love taking candids.
Back at the Golf Club, decorations were set out. Everyone was having the time of their lives, enjoying this party.
Unfortunately, though, this is where I’ll have to leave you.
Keep in mind, this isn’t all the photos. This is a sampler, 35 of the photos taken today. A decent sized sneak peek, if you will. There’s a full album coming out in about 3 weeks, though. It’s a wonderful story. This is simply a sampler, a selection of a few favourites throughout the day to show you.
The whole album is an experience, and I can’t wait to share it with you. I count myself so lucky to have been part of this epic wedding.
If you personally know the bride and groom, feel free to contact me by clicking here. Let me know who you are, along with the bride and groom’s name, and I’ll make sure you get a link to the finished album!
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Thank you for reading this far. I put a lot of time and work into these sneak peeks so it’s great that you’ve taken the time to read all this!