I was down at the Brew Creek Centre, half way between Squamish and Whistler, for Marc and Nora’s wedding a couple of weeks ago.
The girls were getting ready at the famous trader’s cabin, which is a bit of squeeze for all the bride’s maids, but still a beautiful space. The guys were taking it decidedly easier.
We took a time out for a quick game of croquet on the main lawn.
The Brew Creek Centre has amazing locations for portraits all within an easy walk of the main lodge. It makes it a lot easier for the portrait session.
Marc’s parents during the speeches. I thought this was a really tender moment.
The shot ski, a long Whistler tradition, really got the party going.
Te Brew Creek Centre is in a dense forest, which is really stunning, but makes for challenging lighting conditions. The light is coming basically from right overhead, with very little coming from the sides to fill in the shadows. It’s important to use flash, otherwise you get big heavy shadows under the eyes and in the lower part of the face. The tricky part is that it has to be turned down low enough that it doesn’t ruin the natural light. I use a flash mounted inside a soft box for almost all the portraits
Cameras: Nikon D3 x 2
Lenses: Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8, AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8, AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8
Flash: Nikon SB-910 x 2, Chimera softbox.