Wedding: Jenna & Kim
Shooting weddings all summer and fall is truly an amazing way to make a living. Especially in Vermont where the natural beauty is second to none and the over-abundance of hospitality is apparent at every venue. I was reminded of all of this last month when I captured Jenna & Kim’s incredible day at the Whitcomb House Bed and Breakfast. These two were so warm, so easy going and approachable, it was really a joy to shoot for them. Jenna and Kim took great care in every detail of their day, it was my job to try and document the wonderfulness. We started at Jenna’s family home then to a park overlooking Lake Champlain, and when I say “overlooking” I mean it! Check out the shot on top of the bluff, so cool that they wanted to take the hike up there! I could not take a bad picture on this spot if I tried! We then headed over to the Whitcomb house for the picture perfect ceremony and the vibrant reception that followed!
I love to work with the light in creative ways, especially at such an incredible location. In the shots above I was playing with placing the sun directly between Jenna and Kim in hopes of creating some mood and drama. In a few shots down below I exposed one shot (kiss shot) for the foreground, and in another (lake shot) I exposed for the water. The latter image also has the focus on the background as opposed to the foreground, leaving Jenna & Kim blurry, love this mystery in this image.
I thought the idea above for the “guest book” was so creative and unique. Fingerprints and a short note on a big tree painting, stretched on canvass. Awesome!
The barn at the Whitcomb house is stunning! Ben & Jerry’s was there along with some guests bringing a homemade pie to share. Yum.
As the dancing persisted we took a short walk behind the barn and found a curious horse. I have never seen a boring picture of a horse (from the front anyway:) they just make everything mystical! After, the light was fading just as we made it to the top of the hill for some last shots of Jenna & Kim outside in the twilight.
— Posted on October 20, 2012 at 9:33 am