If you read my bio than you know how much I love weddings and getting those pictures that really capture the love between the couple. Well earlier this month I was hired to shoot Alexis and Sasha's Wedding Portraits. They were having a small at home ceremony and really only wanted photos of them and then some family shots. I was pleased to do so. People often think that when they hire a Wedding Photographer, they have to hire them for the entire wedding and that is not true. If a couple wants just reception photos we can do that. If they only want first look and ceremony, we can do that too. My time with Sasha & Alexis was a perfect example of utilizing your wedding photographer in a way that best suits your needs. We were able to spend 2 hours getting some of the most amazing photos.
Living in the small town of Eustis, Florida, they knew it would be the perfect place to host their reception and get their portraits taken. Choosing the Downtown area to do all this, they set up their reception at the 1884 Restaurant, which was opened in 2014 but was originally built; yep you guessed it, in 1884. Since I showed up early to the restaurant, I was able to get some photos of the reception details. Not really in their plan for photos, but I always take whatever opportunity I have to get great shots. Also they ended up appreciating the little extra I did.
Once the Bride and Groom arrived we immediately went outside to get shots. When you do weddings you don't always get the benefit of shooting in the best light. With this wedding it was mid day and very hot; however, there were rain clouds in the distance which assisted in creating the mood for their portraits. Just take a look at what we were able to get even though the time of day was not ideal.
Just by walking around a few spot of Downtown Eustis, we were able to create some dramatic shots. Of course knowing how to edit helps with the look and feel as well. I have begun to fall in love with the Film Look and really wanted to create a gallery that had a moody dramatic feel with the film vibe. After shooting this session I knew this was the one I would use it on. I believe I hit the nail on the head! After everyone was hot and sweaty, we went back to 1884 and got some of the family photos, and I was able to sneak some macro ring shots too!
If you love these photos as much as I do then please view the Wedding Slideshow I created below, for this beautiful young couple, which was put to the song, "10,000 Emerald Pools" by BORN.