Wedding: Stephanie & Peter

Ok, I love these two.  Really, I do.  Love their style, their laid back attitudes and their warm personalities.  All of which were on display this summer at the West Monitor Barn. I’ve shot here a few times and it’s quickly becoming my favorite venue for weddings.  And not because I live 2 miles away (yeah commute!), but because it’s such a fantastic place.  The barn, the surrounding scenery, the acres of active farm land, and the people who run the barn; VYCC.   All these make for a perfect wedding venue in Vermont.  A photographer’s job is made so much easier when they are photographing people already relaxed and smiling; so this was an easy gig and a fun one!

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

I arrive a bit early to grab a few shots of the grounds and scenery, no shortage of that here.

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

30 minutes away from show time and she’s already making it look easy.

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

A little post-processing fun here. Boosting the green channel in photoshop gets you this slick infrared look from a B&W.

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

I mean… they had their own Jam!  Come on! So awesome.

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

The “1st look” moment when Stephanie came around the corner from inside the barn.

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

It’s time….

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

You can’t tell from the photo, but it was hot!  Gorgeous partly cloudy skies though.  Always better than clear, IMO.

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

I stole the bride and groom for a few photos away from the reception.

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

Ok, perhaps my favorite part of this wedding was dinner….. which was actually breakfast!  Yes! Why doesn’t everyone do this?

Catering was by Sneekers Bistro in Winooski, VT.

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

It was sooo good.  Yes, I had seconds before getting back to shooting ;)

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

These next 2 shots are HDR images.  Check out this guy for some really impressive shots and a tutorial on how this is done.  I always do a few at each wedding, sometime they come out great sometimes they look cheesy.  I like these.

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

A walk outside at sunset for pictures and…all manner of Nerf projectile/frisbee experience.

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

This was me at my wedding too… constantly playing with the new hunk of metal on my finger.  Still do (sorry honey).

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

Sparklers!  Yes, they had them, yes every guest participated in burning one or several of them, and yes we got outstanding pictures!

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

This crew could dance.  They just got down, and it’s always hard to capture people having a blast on the dance floor.  One way I’ve found lately that helps to communicate the energy out there is the “trail effect”.  See the lights trailing out?  You get this by dragging the shutter and zooming your lens in or out at the same time you’re exposing the shot.  Looks pretty cool, and the blurry faces help the vibe too.

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur

Vermont Weddings | Vermont Photography | Vermont Photographer | Christian Arthur



— Posted on October 24, 2011 at 11:56 am

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