This last weekend I had a chance to head north of Pemberton to the Birken Lakeside Resort to photograph Kathryn and Marc’s wedding at the resort. Kathryn’s mother owns the resort, and they’ve been working for weeks to prepare it for the wedding, with an eye on making it a regular wedding designation. I’m really looking forward to getting up there for another wedding.
The rustic cabins in the background were built in the 1930’s, and restored by the current owners.
Kathryn gets some help with her make up.
With Mt. Gates still covered in snow, it made for a great photo with the girls.
This abandoned railway siding made a grat background for this shot.
I really like the Birken Resort as a location, but a big part of the site is under a heavy tree canopy that makes it very dark, with bright dappled sunlight streaming through. Getting the proper exposures is really tricky, but worth it. With the portrait of Kathryn, I had to move her around quite a bit to get her in the right bit of light.
Cameras: Nikon D3 and D700
Lenses: Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8
Lighting Nikon SB-900, Small sized softbox, Natural Light