It thoroughly enjoyed working with Adena and Matt. A wonderful, fun couple.
Outdoor weddings are always somewhat of a gamble in this area. On the day of their wedding, the thunder would roll and the rains could be seen threatening in the distance, but they stayed away and the wedding went off without a drop leaving us with some very dramatic clouds and a once in a lifetime sunset.
Every year I shoot for the “signature image” – an image that is so impressive that you just say “wow”. An image that will be used in advertising materials and hang on the wall. Adena’s wedding provided me with two signature images.
Kristen’s wedding was at 5:00 and her reception wouldn’t be until 7:00. This allowed us to some time between the ceremony and the reception to get some great pictures of the couple. It rarely happens that there is extended time for me to work with the couple. Too often the reception follows the ceremony and it is all rush-rush-rush. I really think that is something of a travesty. The wedding is about two people, and yet the majority of pictures is more than just the couple.
We had about 40 minutes and the Myriad Gardens was centraly located between the two locations. First stop was an attitude pose against the skyline. Next we moved into the field and got some wonderful, romantic images of them together. We continued on to an area were we could see the sunset and captured a ‘Gone with the Wind’ photo that just gives you goose bumps. It was a blast the photos were fantastic.
Melissa really wanted a sunset for her bridal portrait. That day turned out gray and cloudy. She was really hoping that she would get a sunset at the wedding. Her wish came true; but there was an office building obscuring our view. We had to walk across two parking lots to get a clear shot of the western sky – but she got her sunset.