Trisha and Jordan were married at the Clark Creek Campground this past Saturday; yes, during the Michigan State game! Since there was no power and no cell service we were all able to keep our focus on the joyful celebration of marriage between these two. This shot was made after the sun had already gone behind the hills. Using an off-camera Canon 600EX-RT speedlight, softened through a white umbrella about three feet from the couple, I was able to use the light from the flash to freeze the petals in mid-air and also have enough ambient light to keep the rest of the frame from going completely black. My ISO was at 6400 but my Canon 5D3 was up to the task.
At this Bend wedding, with views of all of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, it was easy to find great backgrounds. Creating a fun foreground was also important and, since a lot of the friends and family had decided to camp on the property for the entire weekend, I thought of all those tents which inspired me to create this image.