Heading out to be second shooter for a wedding this weekend in Breckenridge and have been reflecting on the last wedding I shot by myself on Vail Mountain and what I liked about it and what I thought I was missing. I loved the simplicity of the wedding and so tried to reflect that through my style of photography. Focused on using predominantly natural lighting, showing clean lines, lots of black and white photography, lots of close-ups illustrating the overwhelming emotion of the day and highlighting the special relationship between the groom’s children and his new wife. I wish I had captured more of the guests’ experience . Being there only to cover the actual ceremony also meant that I also missed the feeling leading up to the emotional ceremony.
Coming from a photojournalistic background I feel allows me to let the subjects enjoy being themselves on their special day without worrying about posing and putting on a facade for the more traditional-looking wedding photos. With the ceremony over, I like to ask the newly weds to walk away from the crowd of family and friend and take a moment together. This is when I find I get my best wedding portraits which I think is apparent in the portraits from the Menninga wedding, shot on Vail Mountain.