Vermont Wedding: Laura & Nick at The Ponds, Bolton Valley
People make the difference in any profession. For me, having genuine, kind, life-affirming people in front of my camera makes all the difference as I go about capturing a wedding or any other event. That’s my way of saying I just loved this couple; Laura & Nick, who got married at St. Monica’s in Barre, VT and held a beautiful reception at the Ponds at Bolton Valley. From the moment I arrived to capture some getting ready photos I knew the day was going to be amazing. Having done this a few times one begins to anticipate how the day will unfold based on the mood in a room, or the outlook of the bride, or even the greeting I receive. Laura and party welcomed me warmly with smiles hugs, even offering me something to eat or drink. Laura was relaxed, confident and completely glowing. As the images below can prove. All involved in the day were wonderful and I was honored to be capturing it all.
That’s Laura’s all-too-proud mother looking on in what must be a blissful disbelief.
I love how the window light is reflected onto Laura from the mirror in this image; it creates a naturally soft spot light on her.
Nick was looking great as he walked down the aisle with his folks; that’s a smile you just can’t wipe off.
Laura waiting to be walked down the aisle.
A beautiful space indeed; it was only outdone by the perfectly gorgeous music being played in the bottom left of this frame, they were wonderful!
Rings and a smile.
This is always such a real moment; seconds after the couple completes their ceremony and marvels in their new union. I just had to steal a few frames.
Outside at the “alter” at the Ponds. It was a perfect late summer day in Vermont.
A partly cloudy day means challenging but potentially beautiful light outdoors. We did a bit of waiting to get the sun at their backs but the halo effect is worth it in these formals, so nice!
The room at the Ponds is breathtaking. Nothing but good vibes in here.
I often love a penetrating light source as a means to spice up an image; whether it’s a remote flash as in the image above or the sun through the trees like the image below, they both serve to create tension and drama in a composition.
Yes…those are bugs enjoying a moment with Laura and Nick,…backlit by a setting sun. This is Vermont, after all.
One of my favorites of the day.
— Posted on January 7, 2014 at 7:10 pm