A Wedding Photographer's Dream Gig
What an opportunity. The vendors in this styled shoot, the couple, and the location was just awesome. Even on a fairly cloudy day, the vineyard made for an awesome very unique shoot. Allison Booker at Unveiled Events and I originally planned to have a 1955 Ford F100 in blue at this shoot, but unfortunately as is the case with cars of a certain age, it had some issues and wasn't able to be a part of the shoot. Allison and I both felt that a 50's era feel to this industrial wedding was the way to g and something that ha become increasingly rare. The 50's industrial style still comes through though with that wonderful dress from Something Blue Bridal and the decor and color choices from Unveiled Weddings & Events. Our model couple (Chris Dickens and his girlfriend Kim Saniga) came through as well with real emotion in the photos, so much so that I had a tough time picking favorites.
Reception is by far my favorite part of traditional wedding days, especially for portrait work. I usually have a little more control over lighting, the couple is basically anxiety free and ready to just have fun. I try and take candids, a couple posed photos with the lights, and take care of any detail photography work that remains to be done. The reception are at Four Corners Winery is super unique, its a semicircle aluminum space with edison lights and wood fixtures through out. All the tables are a little different and the chairs are repurposed/recycled chairs with various styles. Its an incredibly unique space which was expertly decorated by Unveiled Weddings and Events with flowers, linens and table sets. The invites provided by XOXO invites was also absolutely amazing, it stood out for sure.
Lighting techniques: 2 halogen lights, natural light and ambient light from the Edison bulbs in the venue.