Wedding: Erin & Phil

So normally I would never start a wedding photography post with a picture of the bride’s feet but this one has to start here.  Mainly because of the fact that yes- they are awesome feet; and they are gorgeous and simply prepared without pretense for a wedding similar in nature and spirit.  Erin & Phil were married in Burlington, Vermont at the Ira Allen Chapel on the UVM campus.  The reception followed at the Catamount Country Club.

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

We started the day at Erin’s family home with some photos in the back yard.

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

Straight to the chapel from there and the weather held all day for us, despite some lingering clouds.

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

Erin & Phil wanted to do a “first look” moment since they’d be seeing each other before the ceremony.
Erin crept up behind Phil on the UVM green.  These images are always so honest and telling,  I love their playful nature with on another.

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin Phil

One groomsman manning his post before the guests arrive.

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

A last minute vows review never hurts!

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

They choose to do group shots before the ceremony, which is a nice option for getting more time and having less pressure to rush to the reception.

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

Ira Allen Chapel has this great old stairwell with checkered floor, it just begged to be photographed and we obliged.
The spiral stairs, and conflicting lines in this photo give me a strong Escher vibe.

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

It’s almost time.

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

The light in the chapel is stunning and perfect.

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

This shot was all luck.  Lucky that I ran back soon enough to catch these two on their walk outside, lucky that my shutter clicked at the moment
my friend at the top right of the frame fired his flash, and lucky that my image was balanced by the groomsmen at top left and leading lines towards
Phil’s “yeah, we’re married” pose.  I didn’t think about any of this, but it’s one of may favorites of the day.

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

Long lenses are great for compressing space.  This shot I could have fit into a wide angle lens 20 yards closer to the subject but
the longer lens makes everything looks close together, freeing up some compositional headroom.

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

Headed on over to the Catamount Country Club.

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

mmm….

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

We drove the golf carts out onto the course and walked around for some photos.

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil

Yeah geese, gotta love it.  Doves are too cliche.

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil

Here’s a quickie HDR shot I captured by taking 5 exposures on burst mode, then merging them together in post production.
It give me the proper expose for Erin & Phil, as well as the sky behind them.  Pretty neat.

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

I asked Phil to do a fly by, I almost thought my life was in danger, got the shot though  :)

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil

The driving range outside the reception hall was too tempting to pass up.  Many guests , and yes the bride and groom, gave it their all.

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011

Christian Arthur Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographer | Erin & Phil 2011


— Posted on September 23, 2011 at 7:37 am

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