The Oregon Wedding Showcase is this weekend at the Lane County Events Center. Please stop by and visit my booth! For all couples who book with me during the Showcase, I am offering free wedding albums (see booth for details).
Also, here is a coupon for the show! Simply print this out and bring it with you.
This image below (since I can’t put up a post without a beautiful image to go with it!) is from a King Estate wedding I shot. I love the natural light.
Shooting bridal and wedding party portraits is a large part of what I do (since those are the most-ordered prints), but I never stop shooting during a wedding day. This ceremony, at King Estate’s Pavilion, was great fun.
King Estate has asked me to provide them with a portfolio of wedding images, since I’ve shot quite a few there over the years. I’ll start out with a few from Danielle and Brian’s wedding, during another beautiful, sunny summer day.
Like a lot of brides, Julie wanted her and Nate’s wedding to look great, down to the last detail. This included garnishing the chairs of the head table to reflect the seasonal change from summer to autumn.
During dinner at this King Estate wedding, massive thunderheads built up and the skies suddenly opened and soaked us all. Everyone ran inside, where the King Estate staff did a great job of keeping the food (and drinks!) flowing.
Finding good location for couples portraits is important, since it’s normally these images that are most often ordered as prints. If I’m shooting at a venue for the first time I like to scout out some possible locations beforehand so I’m not trying to figure that out during the frenetic pace of a typical wedding day. Since I’ve shot a dozen or so weddings at King Estate over the years, finding locations there is easy! I particularly like these big wooden doors; they seem like something from an old castle. This set of doors is doubly nice because the location is always in full shade during the early afternoon; the couple doesn’t get overheated nor are they squinting into the sun. I love shots in full sunshine, too, but these doors work better without any direct light hitting them. I did use an off-camera flash, softened behind a 46″ umbrella, to light up the couple a bit, but I dialed it down to 1/64th power so as not to blow out the soft image I was looking to create.
There are two images below, taken consecutively. In the first image I’ve done a little work in Lightroom and Photoshop, adding a gaussian blur to the background. The second image has no such effect.