Monday, August 3, 2009

Leslie and Justin's Wedding

I had an awesome time yesterday photographing Leslie and Justin's wedding. It was a small, intimate wedding with about fifty guests. Justin and Leslie were so cool about everything and the result was a beautiful day that was meaningful and relaxing. We took most of the photos prior to the ceremony so we had to be a little bit careful about getting mud on Leslie's dress. The wedding was held at "Bridges" golf course, near Starbuck Manitoba, so naturally we headed for the nearest bridge for our first location.

From there we headed into the town of Starbuck and took some "fun" photos beside two miniature grain elevators. After the ceremony and reception, we found a beautiful canola field that wasn't too muddy and got some really nice photos against a brilliant yellow background. Most of the photos were taken with available lighting in direct sunlight so I had to be very careful to ensure that faces were in complete shadow to ensure that the lighting was even. I really wanted to try some cool Strobist off camera flash techniques, but I found it difficult during a wedding scenario. As a wedding photographer you are constantly trying to balance time constraints, the patience of the bride and groom, as well as all of the other stress that inevitably arises on such an important day. Overall I am very happy with the results. You can view the complete portfolio of the wedding photos here, or watch the slideshow below.

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