June 20, 2012

Behind the Scenes: Vickie & Mike’s wedding | June 9th 2012

After arriving at 1am, Steve and I threw our bags into our hotel room and crashed.  7 am came too soon.  Although, the day started off early, I was SO excited! It just took me another 5 minutes to get out of bed.
It was a warm day, but the woods kept it cool.  We really loved shooting outdoors at this location.  The trees helped shade and block some of the wind, and the entire place was surrounded by wildlife. It was beautiful.  It really reminded me of the Epworth Forest Conference Center that I went to in high school for summer camp.  I have some wonderful memories of that camp.

When the reception was over, so was I.  Sleep hit me like a ton of bricks but Steve was not wanting to nap.  He took off for a hike, a little nature walk, and took some pictures of some little creatures he found. Part of me wished I would have stayed up with him, but I know I would have felt miserable. That nap helped me get through the rest of the week.

We really enjoyed Vickie and Mike’s waterfall revealing.  That was probably one of my favorite moments of the day.  We also really enjoyed hanging out at Nick’s English Hut and getting to know them a little better.  It’s so wonderful when we connect with our clients on a more personal level.  They are just absolutely wonderful!

Reasons this angle is great:

  1. Shooting from over head actually is VERY flattering to females (female = look small and petite, male = big a strong).  The head is the largest part of the body in this picture, and it makes everything else look smaller. Shooting from below does the opposite. That’s why when girls hand over their camera to someone sitting on the couch they typically don’t like the picture. Get them to stand on the couch… that’s a different story.
  2. We have an obsession with eyes. When I say “we”, I mean humans (Wow I’m so awkward).  We focus our own vision on eyes when people are talking, performing, or addressing us. “LOOK INTO MY EYES WHEN I’M TALKING TO YOU!” Okay… sorry.  So now that we are shooting from above, we get a good shot of her eyelash, which I think makes very romantic, but innocent, images.  They are also a larger part of the image because they are closer to the camera.


I love shooting in what looks like a vast amount of space, like the background is ongoing.


Attempting to get that noon sky, with a bit of lens flare.


I love keeping the practice shots. Steve always looks so mad. Maybe he is?


Thank you so much, Vickie and Mike for letting us be a part of your day!

 Steve’s Adventure







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