I was so stoked when Lynn & Bryant reached out to me and I found out that I’d be shooting their Lake Norman wedding! We met for the first time shooting in Asheville for their engagement pictures. If you want to see those pics or other pics I’ve taken in the mountains, be sure to check out my work gallery as well as my other blog posts. These two are so much fun to be around and I would easily meet up with them now at the drop of a hat to go out for food and beers. Their wedding was held in Lake Norman at the Peninsula Yacht Club.
Like any wedding we started in Lynn’s hotel room with hair and makeup. I immediately grabbed her dress, shoes, and details and began to shoot them. As soon as I completed the detail images, I hung out with the ladies and took pictures as they got glammed up. I’ve mentioned before, I really love hanging around during this time because the conversation is always lively. The brides room always has the best snacks as well, so that helps in keeping me around.
I met with the groom and groomsmen next and got some pics of them getting ready. I took Bryant out into the hotel hallways and got some contrasty shots of him by a window. Any time I can find some soft light from a window, I run to it. Once I finished his pictures, we finished up some last minutes bits and bobs and then we took off to the Peninsula Yacht Club to get these two married.
The wedding ceremony was so beautiful. It was calling for rain all day but thank goodness it held out long enough for us to get everything done. After the ceremony ended, Lynn especially wanted a cool picture with their sweet dog down the aisle, so we snagged that(scroll through below to find it), and then we did the bride and groom pictures. Like I said above, thanks goodness the rain held off for this as well. Once we finished that, we came back to the reception for speeches and then we danced the night away.
The last picture of this gallery is one of my favorite. As soon as the rain came, I brought out my Westcott Umbrella that had a white under belly to it. I put the couple underneath the umbrella and aimed a flash upwards, that illuminated the white under belly of the umbrella and bounced that light onto the couple. I then had a flash 10 feet behind them aimed at the sky with a MAGMOD Sphere on it to light the rain. This made for an epic rain shot that makes me smile every time I see it.
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