It's A Nice Day For A Night Wedding

Two weeks ago I shot a night wedding. No, not a late afternoon ceremony with a dusk-into-night reception. Not evening. Not blue hour. This was a full-on, high-mountain, trees-everywhere night wedding. The ceremony started about a half hour after sunset and was lit with a scant set of string lights. Oh, and also they wanted a photo of them on a bridge that they'd picked out that was lit exclusively by moonlight and far off campfires. Challenges everywhere.

Awesome!

I love it when a couple throws some curve balls. One the best things about photography is the problem solving. Figuring things out on the fly means that the end result will be interesting at least, inspiring at best. Kelly and Adam warned me ahead of time it was going to be a tough night, so I was able to rent some fancy pants gear, meditate, plan, and take things as they came. 

Bridesmaids with lanterns! The ceremony was almost pitch dark. 

Bridesmaids with lanterns! The ceremony was almost pitch dark. 

Night time bridge shot! Dig that full moon and camp fire vibe.

Night time bridge shot! Dig that full moon and camp fire vibe.

String lights make for beautiful, soft light.

String lights make for beautiful, soft light.

The bride and groom were a couple of fun-loving goofballs who threw the best challenges at me and I couldn't be happier. Their wedding was a beautiful affair and I'm honored to have been asked to capture some memories for them. Check out a few more photos right here!