This shot looks crazy Photoshopped but is pretty darned close to out-of-camera. I knew what I was going for but still breathed “Woah…” when I looked at the LCD, Keanu-style.
Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 II
Sweet. Down-to-earth. Deeply connected. It’s not just that I enjoyed spending the day with Naomi and Ben, documenting their relationship, friends and family, and not enough that I loved the choices they made for their wedding day … I respected them. At every point they chose to focus on the deep relationships they had with friends and family, and keep things simple and beautiful. When I walked in to the Wainwright House, Ben was already at work helping to build his own chuppah (and doing a great job — if I built one I’d nervously watch out for even light winds). Family dogs ran free, even breaking loose into the reception at one point. Along the way the great team at Ruby Stone Productions kept the day well-styled and running smoothly, so that everything just felt easy and fun.
The easy part of this shot was the posing and the lighting. The hard part is convincing a bride that yes, it’s going to start raining in a minute, but that’s OK because I can do the shot in 45 seconds. Thank you for the trust, Joey!
Camera: Nikon D3s
Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6