Wedding: Jenna & Sean

“Hello…”

“Hi, are you Christian Arthur the wedding photographer?

“Yes!”

“Hi! My fiancé and I are getting married in November and want to meet on the waterfront at Lake Champlain, then walk down the middle of Church Street in Burlington at the busiest time of day on a Saturday all before heading to the church to get married.  Sound good?”

“Wow!  Sounds great! …you do realize it may be 15 degrees that day and windy?”

“Yes, we don’t care.  We want great photos!”

Ask any photographer and they will tell you we sit around just wishing for clients like this to ring our bell!  Such were these 2 amazing people, Jenna & Sean,  who married this past autumn in Burlington, VT.  OK, so it wasn’t quite 15 degrees but still down right chilly and they loved every minute of it!   The wedding was at the UVM Catholic Center, and the reception was held at the Sunset Ballroom.  We did meet right on the waterfront for the “1st look”,  stayed for a few minutes while these 2 had several incredibly real and tender moments over looking the lake.

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Sean, waiting ever-so-patiently for his bride to be.

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

guess who?

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Me: “hey Jenna & Sean,… wanna walk on the train tracks?  It’s obviously dangerous and you’ll probably get dirty?”
Them: “Sure!”

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

No, I didn’t ask Jenna to do this.  What would I have said… “hey.. embrace, then kiss his forehead softly and make it look passionate and real?”
They needed no words from me to make the images come to life.

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Can’t get enough of each other.  My job was effortless.

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

The two were simply rock stars on Church Street for the 20 or so minutes that we strolled up and down.  Passers-by stared and gawked and sighed.
I felt like the paparazzi photographing hollywood sweethearts!

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

 

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Next stop… the UVM Catholic Center.

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Love this kind of gorgeous simplicity.

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One should always play ping-pong before getting married.

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

The skylights in the Catholic Center made for exceptional portrait lighting.  I wish I could take them to every weeding and place them where I please!

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What is the proper amount of fluff?  Such questions were passionately debated by the wedding party during the pre-game!

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

I usually shoot with natural light whenever possible, especially inside a church.
But if someone else’s camera flash acts as a rim light or halo around my subject then… welcome the happy accidents!  Looks great, and I never saw it coming.

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Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Jenna & Sean let their parents take the limo to and from the wedding.  How cool is that?  They drove off to the reception in a sedan.

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yum.  In times likes these I wish I was a guest,… with a sweet tooth.

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

This halo is mine, and not an accident :)  I set up my off-camera lighting at most receptions and using them for dramatic effect is O so much fun.

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

Slow shutter speeds + dancers + lights + cocktails = WIN.

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Vermont Wedding Photographer | Christian Arthur Photography | Events & Portraits

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— Posted on April 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm

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